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Grotto Pierino

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Centro Paese | Cureggia, Lugano 6963, Switzerland
+41919418796
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
In love with the place and the staff

ok...the offer is quite limited in terms of meals but you don't care! You don't care first because you understand very quickly that this familiar restaurant serves their home-made sauvages and cold meat and it is very very good but also because the place and the staff are soooo nice! Playground... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2014
caro b
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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Windsor, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

had one of my best lunches at Grotto Pierino!!! Great homemade dishes...the polenta and brasato as my Mum use to cook! Great dessert and wine! The place is fantastic and great atmosphere!

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

ok...the offer is quite limited in terms of meals but you don't care! You don't care first because you understand very quickly that this familiar restaurant serves their home-made sauvages and cold meat and it is very very good but also because the place and the staff are soooo nice! Playground for the childrens front to the restaurant I recommand... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I just enjoyed drinking a glas of red wine with polenta and brasato on the terrace. Grotto Pierino offers a limited but excellent choice of local food with wine in a quiet location with a beeautifull view on Lugano from the terrace (Cureggia is not far from the top of Monte Bre). The owner is there since years and knows... More 

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Biel, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Very friendly staff and great fod! Siple as you want to have it in a Grotto! Very nice view over Lugano and nice winding road! Easy to find and close to Lugano!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We didn't actually eat here. We only had ice cream, coffee and torta di pane. The location is very nice und if you walk to the small church you have a wonderful view of Lugano and the lake.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

One of a few grottos in Lugano that actually is a grotto, not just the name. Authentic environment, very few dishes, cooked on the day, all excellent like home made and very generous portions. We had minestrone and polenta with rabbit and ossobuco, and at the end were served a typical torta di pane. All at a very good price,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Centro Paese | Cureggia, Lugano 6963, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41919418796

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 36
  • Cuisine: Swiss

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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