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All 267 Lugano Restaurants

Grotto della Salute

Via Madonna della Salute 10, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 966 04 76
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Ranked #38 of 267 Restaurants in Lugano
Price range: $23 - $91
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We enjoy every now and then the various specialities offered at Grotto Della Salute, I understand a new management is in place but quality did not change. Staff is always helpful and professional

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Zurich, Switzerland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you don't know this place, you would not expect to find it here. Right in the middle of Massagno, just a couple of dozens meters away from busy streets, there is this cozy oasis. You'll not only find a peaceful place there, thanks to it's location with lots of trees you enjoy a cool place awy from the city... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Have visited this Grotto which is less then a 10 minute walk from the main trainstation. I started with the squid salad, which was fantastic, main course i had the veal escalope, which was cooked wonderfully. My partner has the barbecued lamb chops which i wish i got instead! Local wine from the area, which was very reasonably priced, all... More 

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Berne
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nice grotto with very tasty food. If you go there by car, don't be afraid on the last 20 meters, where the road is very small. The navigation will bring you there but you need it also to find back. There are many one directions, but it is a hidden gem in a living quarter. Especially in summer nice to... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

have visited this restaurant 10 times in 5 years. The food is great, setting well balanced. On a warm day sit outside and you will understand why On a warm day sit outside and you will understand why is one of the most delightful places in Lugano. It's the total package of food, wine and atmosphere that make this absolutely... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Hard to find but thanks to Google Maps we got there. In the end the effort was worth it. Not cheap but excellent food in basic surroundings. The steak was delicious. Avoid sitting downstairs as it is a bit dingy. Would go back sor sure.

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The title says it all...definitely a restaurant for enjoying good food and service, and enjoying oneself.

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Engadine, Switzerland.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

You can dine in grand style at the 5 star hotels in Lugano, but if you want outstanding local Swiss cuisine go to Grotto della Salute. A lovely old Ticino house, completely unpretentious, and you can dine outside in the summer. It is in an old residential quarter above the railway station and very difficult to find by car unless... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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111 reviews 111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I have been there a few times and always enjoyed it. The setting is cozy, the food simple and delicious. Pasta is home made of course, and everything is fresh and just perfect. The customers are affluent people judging from the cars parked outside, the place is definitely not cheap, but in the normal Lugano price range. The only downside... More 

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Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Excellent food. The setting is sublime - eating outside under the big trees with a cool breeze on a hot summers night. Good wine selection. Good choice of food . The service could easily be improved but nothing annoying. I recommend the tagliata di manzo (beef strips) with garlic and chilli (very delicately done)

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Additional Information about Grotto della Salute

Address: Via Madonna della Salute 10, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 91 966 04 76
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 23 - 91
Cuisine: Italian, Swiss

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