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Grotto della Salute

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Via Madonna della Salute 10 | Piazza Bacco, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 966 04 76
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good family hangout

I went last night for dinner with my family and although not everyone was happy with their meal I though the atmosphere was just right (full, buzzing, warm) and I liked the offerings on the menu. I had a simple mixed salad that was really fresh and crunchy and rabbit with mushrooms. The rabbit was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
lopalops
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Lugano
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Lugano
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I went last night for dinner with my family and although not everyone was happy with their meal I though the atmosphere was just right (full, buzzing, warm) and I liked the offerings on the menu. I had a simple mixed salad that was really fresh and crunchy and rabbit with mushrooms. The rabbit was good but although I told... More 

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Thank lopalops
Buenos Aires
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Food was very good, setting excellent. Price within reason for setting and food. Patrons park cars randomly, and to exit you have to ask they move them. But all very civilized.

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Thank Miguel K
Paris
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a typical "grotto" style restaurant, with a beautiful outdoor setting underneath majestic ancient trees. The food was fabulous: I enjoyed a tasty grilled squid salad and a pefect polenta e funghi. I would have loved to give It a full "5 stars" rating, but the service lacked on effectiveness and cordiality, and the location is not easy to... More 

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Thank Cristina R
Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I enjoyed shaded lunch in sunny Lugano on the restaurant's terrace. The meat and wine were excellent. Vegetables and dessert were nice. The location was perfect for a get-together, as the the terrace has multiple sections, on multiple levels. We were near a large tree and under a small roof, which was perfect to keep us cool.

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Thank j l
Jacksonville, Florida
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Grotto della Salute is located in a residential area about a 20 minute walk from the old city center; all up hill. We enjoyed the strenuous walk and were greeted with a beautiful restaurant located in an old house. There was both outdoor and indoor seating; we choose to eat indoors. The wait staff were efficient, but aloof. The local... More 

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Thank beachgirlamy
Baneuil
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is tucked away from the main part of Lugano and has been converted from a traditional style house. The ambience in the garden area where tables are set up for outside dining was extremely pleasant with tables spaced so that neighbours were not intrusive. It was certainly not noisy. We ate both a starter and a main course... More 

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Thank Neil M
Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I like this Grotto very much because of the fact that it is located in the middle of houses with flats. There is a kind of a little hill just in front of the Grotto. Sitting there you've got the feeling to be somewhere else. The fodd was very good as well as the service. great location with very good... More 

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Thank Martin S S
switzerland
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had some minestrone ticinese and the grilled calamari appetizer - both excellent. Then some delicious veal casoncelli (ravioli from Bergamo). Would recommend making a reservation and going during less crowded mealtimes. Was the best food we had during our stay in Lugano. Would have been a better experience if it hadn't been so noisy though! Staff very efficient and friendly... More 

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Thank minaflo
Vienna, Austria
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very nice place - food was great, wine selection too. Staff - friendly and polite. Unfortunately we were a large group of people and it was a ferocious shouting match at times with a number of conversations going on. You could not hear a person standing a metre away.

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Thank Travel4x4
Switzerland
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Just been in this grotto and it's really a great place to hang out. Fantastic food and very friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Madonna della Salute 10 | Piazza Bacco, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 966 04 76

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 36
  • Cuisine: Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?