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Trattoria Cantinin del Gatt

Vicolo al Sasso 4, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
091 825 27 71
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Ranked #10 of 54 restaurants in Bellinzona
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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71% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Lugano, Switzerland
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

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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gattbellinzona, Gerente at Trattoria Cantinin del Gatt, responded to this review
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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
8 helpful votes 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 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Olbia, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

Excellent local dishes. Great care for presentation but also delicate and refined cuisine. Professional staff. Simple but tasteful evironment.Certainly one of the best in Bellinzona, if not THE best. Strongly advise reserving a table before going and watch out for kitchen hours which are timed with Swiss clock precision..so don't think you can just pop in whenever you like.(no food... More

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