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Grotto del Giuvan

Via Stradone, 19 | Salorino, Mendrisio 6872, Switzerland
+41 (0) 916461161
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Ranked #4 of 33 restaurants in Mendrisio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $66
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Ticino grotto with great food, good wine and excellent company!Grotto con piatti tipici ticinesi, buon vino e bella compagnia!
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84% Recommend
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Grotto del Giuvan is a homely nice restaurant at the bottom of Monte Generoso. It has a nice terrace overlooking Mendrisio, but what really distinguishes this restaurant is the use of local produce to deliver excellent food with a genuine touch. Being a "Grotto" (a traditional restaurant in this region of Switzerland), it has a rustic atmosphere. Among the things... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We were about 15 people, which was a big difficult to handle by the friendly but too small staff. The quality of the products was excellent and there were some quite special local items really worth trying. However portions were tiny: you need to take a full three course meal to get enough, but then it gets quite expensive too.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We always take our very special guests to Grotto del Giuvan because while the atmosphere is that of a typical Tessinois restaurant which hasn't been ruined with chrome and glitz, the menu is rich with clever combinations of local produce, a welcome change from the usual minestrone, brasata, funghi and polenta. It is also one of too few eating places... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Not your usual Grotto - different tastes and intriguing combinations while preserving the typical Grotto atmosphere. Decent prices too.

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