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Grotto Baldoria

Vicolo S.Omobono 9 6612, Ascona, Switzerland
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Ranked #18 of 54 restaurants in Ascona
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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28 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I'm a local and this is the first place I take friends out when they come and visit. It's cheap (iirc, 16 CHF for salami+salad+first+second+dessert, drinks not included) and tasty. You won't be able to choose: there's only ONE menu that changes every day. You'll be sitting at one of their tightly packed tables, which you'll probably share with other... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The biggest plus for this restaurant is its menu-free approach. There's just the house menu, which I am told doesn't change much, or at all. Open with some bread and salami, which is passed around. Move onto some carpaccio, which topping up the wine. Then a pasta round. And finally the meat course, with polenta on the side. Soak up... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Switzerland isn't the cheapest place to visit at the best of times, and the lakeside town of Ascona in particular doesn't offer much in the way of bargains - so it's always a pleasure to find good value when it comes to food and drink. Grotto Baldoria provides exactly that, combined with a unique and authentic dining experience. As other... More

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Cape Town
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The simplicity of this restaurant is so refreshing :) My first trip to Ascona, and it was an unforgettable one indeed, with Grotto Baldoria being top of the list. I visted during the Ascona Jazz Festival and had dinner at the Grotto. From the first course to the last sip of coffee and slice of cheese, this was a truly... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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74 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

A local friend took us here, and we were very pleased. It is situated in a grotto up the hill from the lake. The cool shade was welcome on a very hot and humid day. There is no menu, just the plate of the day. First, we were served with a variety of salamis and bread, then a generous salad... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Food was absolutely amazing, venue was great and had a really nice vibe about it. No menu here you just get 4 courses of delicious food. I promise you wont complain! Yummo!

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