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Grotto Grillo

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Italian, Family Fare
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via Ronchetto 6, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
0041/ 919701818
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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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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
Great Italian cuisine

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2014
Robert S
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Colombier, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Colombier, Switzerland
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Great restaurant, great food, great staff and great costumers. The only thing I don't like is that I'm getting addicted. They have incredible pastas and delicious fish. I certainly recommend it to anybody who likes quality restaurants.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

I have visited several times this cozy and warm restaurant (they call if Grotto but it's really a nice restaurant). Excellent food and very good wine (the wine is a bit overpriced though). Excellent staff and a good atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit when in Lugano.

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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 27 - 106
  • Cuisine: Italian, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?