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Via Cittadella 18, Locarno, Switzerland
+41 (0) 917 515 885
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Guaranteed in quality, efficient and good service, a certain comfort that you leave knowing it was a good meal

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Paul H
Locarno, Switzerland
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Locarno, Switzerland
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Guaranteed in quality, efficient and good service, a certain comfort that you leave knowing it was a good meal

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Basel, Switzerland
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I have been several times to this restaurant, i discovered once by booking a place in their "albergo" and i we were really tired just decided to eat there, it was full so a good sign. Now every time I go to Locarno we do a stop over this nice resto, always fresh ingredients, friendly staff. The speciality is fish... More 

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Richterswil, Switzerland
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Having wandered the cobbled streets of Locarno, we were delighted to stumble across Cittadella, tucked away from the tourist trap that was main square. We only managed the pizzas, but they were superb and we constantly had "food envy" watching a variety of dishes arriving at the tables around us. A cozy atmosphere, great good and friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Lovely restaurant in the heart of Locarno historical city center. We had gnocchi di ricotta di capra, la calamarata and insalatina di mare. All dishes were fresh and delicious. Glass of local white wine and to end it: sorbetto all'uva americana, which is a rare sorbet flavor to find. The portions are generous, the service is nice but not over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I found this place by accident after enjoying a walk in Locarno while on holiday and this place didn't disappoint me. I arrived with my friend at the moment when they were finishing lunch service and were about to close and still the received us, put a table for us and didn't rush us. It was great experience, great service... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Have been to Citadella several times and never disappointed. They know their fish and seafood. Whether grilled, broiled or poached, it's always fresh and perfectly prepared. Rumor has it that they buy their stock from Casa del Pesche across the alleyway - a very discriminating fish monger according to locals. Scoring 14 Gault Millau points, the prices match the rating.... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Authentic charcoal grill, very fresh fish, olive oil, sea salt and a great chef, all are added up and served with a touch of style and originality. The end result, heaven!

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This restaurant is probably the best choice if you like to have a nice lunch or dinner with great quality food. Downstairs is the more casual part of the restaurant which also serves pizzas from the firewood stove as well as lovely fish and meat dishes. The wine menue offers a nice variety of locally produced wines. We had a... More 

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Locarno, Switzerland
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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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181 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine


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