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Via Cittadella 18, Locarno, Switzerland
+41 (0) 917 515 885
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Ranked #27 of 91 Restaurants in Locarno
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Locarno, Switzerland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I'm born in Locarno, this small restaurant is in our history, good pizza and fresh fish are very good, the servants are really kind and helpful, the food taste really good! A must for tourists!

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Singapore
Top Contributor
262 reviews 262 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This restaurant has been there forever, and many patrons come again and again over the decades. It has good classical dishes from Ticino and the close Italian proximity. We went on a public holiday, and already the staff taking the reservation was very friendly. Also later and during the lunch, we felt welcome and treated with a lot of attention.... More 

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switzerland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

it is our favourite restaurant in locarno. unpretentious, easy toing, friendly service and very good food. price/quality absolutely ok. we were never disappointed...

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Locarno, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Cittadella is a very welcoming restaurant. It is reminding you, reassuring you that good food, an atmosphere, good service and knowledgeable staff can combine to give you those moments that make you think do I need to go anywhere else. The lower level is mostly for their excellent pizza and upstairs you relax and enjoy some delightful cuisine. As... More 

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zurich
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have been eating at Cittadella for many years, and have always been very happy. We ate at the Cittadella several times during the Festival and the food was always inventive, interesting and utterly delicious! I particularly recommend the "Spaghetti Scoglio" - the sepia, octopus and the gamberoni were cooked to perfection! The service was attentive and friendly.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We always go there if we want to have a very good cooked fish or seafood dish. Dishes are simple, not fancy at all but what counts is the fish which is perfectly cooked or grilled. There are two floors inside the building, upper floor is more "haute cuisine" and the waiters are different (some may say they are a... More 

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Locarno, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

knowing this place since many years, went there at least 10 times - this time the last. pizza dough raw in the middle, asparagus completely overcooked, pasta not al dente, frittura di pesce uneatable. this place is going south rapidly. owner watch out! RR, Minusio

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Absolutely packed full of diners, so we presumed it must be good. The atmosphere was great, the service quick and attentive, the seafood superb, but the pasta dishes were very disappointing. Small and tasteless. If you go here don't be tempted to try anything but the seafood, you won't be disappointed with that.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

I love this place! My experience of this restaurant over the last 8 years, visiting approximately once per month throughout the year, is the opposite of the last 3 reviews! We mostly eat lunch here, the daily lunch menu is excellent value for money. Approx' 22CHF for 2 courses containing fish/seafood, almost unheard of in Switzerland. The pizzas are also... More 

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UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

On our day trip to Locarno we hapened to walk past this place at lunchtime. We studied the menu and deemed that it had a good selection of food, including a childrens' option for our 2 year old and pizzas. We noticed that they had a pleasant courtyard area across the road from the main restaurant and decided to go... More 

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Address: Via Cittadella 18, Locarno, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0) 917 515 885
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Locarno

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