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Trattoria Cantinin del Gatt

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Italian, Swiss, European
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Vicolo al Sasso 4, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
091 825 27 71
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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 9
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food in a medieval and romantic location

Hidden away from the main streets , just some steps up a cobblestone ally going towards the main castle, this is a charming little place offering a quality variety of food across the extensive 3 course menu. Deliciosly cooked! Wine comes by the glass, if you whish, from a choice of quality wines. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2014
Charles I
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Lugano, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
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261 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I had dinner here last Friday with my brother, who is a regular customer in this venue. We had a lovely experience in this wonderful rustic restaurant in the very heart of Bellinzona, just a few steps from the town house (il municipio), We had a lovely deer filet "tagliata" with a choice of vegetables and potatoes. A real treat... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Hidden away from the main streets , just some steps up a cobblestone ally going towards the main castle, this is a charming little place offering a quality variety of food across the extensive 3 course menu. Deliciosly cooked! Wine comes by the glass, if you whish, from a choice of quality wines. A pity that the service, when paying,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by a ticinese local. He also recommended us pizzeria Giardino( truly vindicated as per my review). We had a long tiring day visiting Lugano and subsequently walked to the m ontebello castle and on the way back, stopped by the tratorria at about 7 pm...w e were the first guests and were reasonably well... More 

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It's a very good restaurant with Italian/Ticino/Mediterranean food. The ambience is very romantic. Prices OK! If you are in Bellinzona, it's a place to go!

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Brissago, Switzerland
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I've been in this restaurant a few times and the experience is always slightly different, but the constant is that the food is good and the offer is not a common one (even though, sometimes, it is a little limited if you have restrictions due for example to religious or dietary requirements). Reservation is a must and it is better... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I went to this placve with my Wife on the 2nd March 2013. We currently have a 2 year old little son. The restaurant did have space. When asked to come in, they advised "no bambini". We even asked if could wait and we where roughly answered 30 minutes. We walked out and another lady nicely pushed my pregnant wife... More 

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Gentile Signore, Rispondo alla sua recensione dicendo con certezza che ciò che dice non è corretto. Mi ricordo benissimo dell'accaduto... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

My wife and I had a lovely dinner in the small outside yard here in early September 2012. Swift, personal service and one of the best beef tartar I have ever had, and I have had quite a few in my days.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Having spent a wet day in Bellinzona we went to the Tourist Info for a suggestion and were given this one among a couple of others. We thought it looked nice (without being over-the-top) so entered and having immediately seen the back part of the restaurant we asked if we could sit there rather than in the front. We were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by this gem in the heart of Bellinzona. Service is great. Food is *****. The outside sitting area, in something like an alley, enclosed by old Ticinese homes, on a warm summer night, is equally pleasant. We enjoyed starters, great truffle pasta, meats and some good wine. The combination of atmosphere, great food and service can... More 

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europe
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

nice food and very good service great location, great reastaurant - need to try

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vicolo al Sasso 4, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Bellinzona
  • Phone Number: 091 825 27 71

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Swiss, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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