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“Typical Grotto Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grottino Ticinese

Grottino Ticinese
Via San Materno, 10, Losone, Switzerland
+41917913230
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Ranked #1 of 16 restaurants in Losone
Cuisines: Swiss
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Porto Ronco, Switzerland
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174 reviews 174 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Typical Grotto Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Polenta, Risotto, Brasato, Spezzatino, Cold Cuts, Salads. Lovely atmosphere, great outdoor terrace with stone tables and benches and an outdoor open fire where they cook the polenta in an enormous copper cauldron.
If you plan to visit over the weekend, then it is better that you reserve, it is usually always packed especially between 6.30 - 9.00.
Plenty of space inside as well. Staff is kind, friendly and know their way around. The owners, a young couple are charming, friendly and make you feel welcome. The Dutch waiter is great and has a lot of sense of humor, right person in the right place.
Strange that the risotto was overcooked (reviewer) as I thought it was just perfect and modesty apart I know what risotto tastes like.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Morges
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Authentic local grotto”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Nice grotto, wonderful ambiance, stone tables, sun, Ticino feeling. Family with friends and kids (9 people). Excellent service, fast and attentive. Food was great. Take the real Ticino polenta.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Losone, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“expecting more!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

It's a typical local, traditional restaurant. The atmosphere was easy going with friendly staffs. We started with a platter of cold cut meat, cheese platter and some pickled. Risotto was tasty but overcooked. House wine and dessert were fine. Overall it was a nice restaurant but nothing special.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Love this place.

Very warm and friendly staff (who speak good English). A very authentic experience with hearty food. I go for the wooden platter of local meats and cheeses to start, mountain sausage and white beans in tomato sauce for main course, no room for pudding! Excellent house wine - chilled red was gorgeous on a hot summer's evening.

Very reasonably priced for the area and worth getting away from the main drag of glitzy nearby Ascona for a proper taste of Switzerland.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Munich, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good, traditional food -- reasonably priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is a typical swiss restaurant with a reasonably priced kitchen -- especially compared to standard prices in this region. The service was extremely helpful and we enjoyed chatting with the young man from the Netherlands who was there to improve his Italian but spoke excellent German and English and was eager to help us choose something from the menu. Everything looks and tastes traditional and there is no feeling of tourist-rip-off by calling the place Grotto. Sure, there is an English Menu to help with the choices but you sit between friends and neighbours of the owners as well as other tourists who are there during the summertime and many of them clearly come back everytime they visit the area.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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