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Cittadella

Via Cittadella 18, Locarno, Switzerland
+41 (0) 917 515 885
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Ranked #27 of 89 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
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Locarno, Switzerland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The restaurant was recommended by guidebooks and the hotel (who had never eaten there). The restaurant has two parts: one across the street from the other. The casual serves all foods including pizza. The more formal is a garden setting and restricts itself to seafood and pasta dishes. Our grandchildren ordered pizza (good) and plain pasta (good). We three ordered... More

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Zürich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This has never happened to me before.... I am regular guest in Locarno and almost every time Cittadella was one of the places to have a dinner. Being a simpler Pizza-Pasta place in the ground floor and a good seafood restaurant in the first. It is about a couple of years ago when i started to feel something is wrong... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were lucky to get a table in the restaurant without any reservation. The food was delicious (Duck foie gras as an appetizer from the house and see food pasta). Excellent atmosphere and friendly staff.

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