Where We Eat

In addition to eating at the dining halls, students have many options in Lugano and nearby in Italy. In Sorengo, there are many places to stop for a meal. Across the street from main campus there is the take-away pizza place and bakery Mc Joe City, where students can buy baked goods or order a fresh pizza. Just further down the street there is That’s Amore Cappuccio’s, a local convenience store with a deli counter where students can order fresh Italian style paninis. Near Residence Giardino, there is the Irish Pub Sorengo, where students can go grab an American style burger, burritos, and typical pub food at student friendly prices. Below Residence Giardino itself, there is the Ristorante Giardino, which serves a wide variety of pizza, pasta, meats, and traditional Swiss dishes, in addition to providing options for vegans and vegetarians. In nearby Ponte Tresa, Italy, there are many options to enjoy traditional Italian food and other exciting options.

In Lugano, there are countless restaurants, cafes, and take-away style restaurants. While the majority of restaurants are inspired by typical Italian or Swiss cuisine, other cuisine options include but are not limited to: Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Irish, Turkish, and U.S. American.

Where to Shop for Groceries

In Switzerland, there are a few main grocery chains. In Lugano, these include Denner, Migros, Manor, Coop, and Aldi. All of these stores offer a wide variety of regional and global food options.

The FUS Cookbook

Cam Rodriguez 23Sometimes the best thing to eat is a nice home-cooked meal, and sometimes the best place to eat it is right in your own home. "Coming to college can be hard in so many ways, especially if you are learning to feed yourself. To keep you from eating the same pasta until you get sick of Penne, I created this cookbook for us so you can pull recipes from all of the people here at Franklin!" says Cameron Rodriguez '23.

The Franklin community is full of so many diverse individuals from around the globe. What better way to bring people together than with food? Cam is looking for every part of the Franklin community to grow the Franklin family! "Just like a family, I want us to share our recipes! From students to faculty to staff we all make up this Franklin community. Without every member of our community, we wouldn’t be the Franklin community we are." he adds.

Taking submissions for more recipes in the Franklin community Cam is looking for recipes to feed everyone at Franklin and is asking to be shared your meat, veggie, vegan, and gluten free recipes! Cam wants to spread the word to everyone to share their recipes in through the Franklin family.


If you have any questions to please contact Cam Rodriguez.