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Grotto Grillo

via Ronchetto 6, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
0041/ 919701818
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Ranked #81 of 225 restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $28 - $114
Cuisines: Italian, Family Fare
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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