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Cittadella

Chowder, Soups
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Via Cittadella 18, Locarno, Switzerland
+41 (0) 917 515 885
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Morgana1974
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Cork
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Cork
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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204 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 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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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 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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Northern Portugal, Portugal
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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: Local cuisine, Doing business

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