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“Typical Grotto, very nice atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grottino Ticinese

Grottino Ticinese
Via San Materno, 10, Losone, Switzerland
+41917913230
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Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Losone
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Swiss, European
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Lugano
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216 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Typical Grotto, very nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Very nice typical Grotto with very friendly service, good food and friendly atmosphere. The prices are reasonable. Well worth a visit. The menu has a good selection of traditional dishes.

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Porto Ronco, Switzerland
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202 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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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Morges
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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