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Grotto Grillo

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via Ronchetto 6, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
0041/ 919701818
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Before a real grotto, today a very good restaurant!

Good food, rather attentive service. A slightly difficult place to find, and parking can be difficult. Traditional Italian cuisine with nice atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Paul B
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Lugano, Switzerland
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Lugano, Switzerland
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121 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Good food, rather attentive service. A slightly difficult place to find, and parking can be difficult. Traditional Italian cuisine with nice atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The service is not among the kindest and the wine, although the excellent choice is not well conserved. Food is OK.

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Switzerland
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Very welcoming place, warmly decorated. Typical local and North Italian food well prepared and nicely served. Personal preferences are respected. Professional service let's you feel well during all your stay. Good value for well selected vines.

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Zurich
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98 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Knowing Grotto Grillo for more than 15 years now, I love to return to this casual place with many classics on the menu. Always fresh, always tasty, always a friendly service - a good choice if you look for authentic Italian cuisine. The inside is very cozy, and on nice days they also have a small patio outside. The wine... More 

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Colombier, Switzerland
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Following a friend's recommendation, we had lunch in this restaurant's garden (well-protected by enormous parasols). The waiter was extremely attentive and helped us to make a very good choice for a local wine. We started with a mushroom risotto that was simply delicious, followed by a veal cutlet with vegetables and baby roasted potatoes, which was average. We finished with... More 

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

A nice restaurant just outside the city center of Lugano. Their speciality is grilled meat, worth a visit, especially in the summertime when you can sit outside. Very good wine cellar.

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Thank Fredrik S
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The food here is really excellent, especially the grilled stuff. We had horse steal, the best we have had. A bit pricey but worth it. The place is full of paintings by Botteri! We asked and the owner said he just liked Bottero!

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the Netherlands
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We reserved at the Grotto Grillo for our anniversary dinner. Overall experience was good. The waiters were friendly and helpful. As a starter we had the Caprese salad and an onion soup which were delicious. As as an entrée I had the rib-eye which was mouth-watering good! My husband had the chili-beef which was just so-so and it was a... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I go to this Grotto not that often but every time I am satisfied: the seasonal dishes are perfectly combined with wines, and the portions are decent...maybe not for someone that likes to eat until is completely full, and is used to "à volonté" restaurants. I liked especially the first courses (mainly pasta) and few meat dishes. I never tried... More 

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Thank Alan_Swiss_1971
Lugano, Switzerland
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Lugano is a fairly overpriced city (especially food wise), so I strive to get the best for my money. Somebody suggested this restaurant to me, and we went to give it a try. First of all, most likely you will need a GPS to find it, it is kind of hidden. Once you find it, go in, you will not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via Ronchetto 6, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: 0041/ 919701818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 103
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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