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“The new Grotto Figini” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grotto Figini

Grotto Figini
Via ai Grotti | Gentilino, Lugano 6925, Switzerland
+41 (0)91 994 4080
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Ranked #124 of 275 Restaurants in Lugano
Cuisines: Swiss
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The new Grotto Figini”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Went the first time tonight to the newly renovated Grotto Figini. More upmarket than the old one. Very nice atmosphere. Very busy with guests. I had the steak tartar, which was outstanding. Definitely worth a visit when in Lugano.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Very good Grotto - Delicious local food - cheap! - easy going style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

Local Grotto (restaurant) located in the woods on the hills in Gentilino, 5 minutes by car from Lugano city.
They only serve local food from Ticino, like polenta e capretto, rabbit, etc. Limited choice of food, but well done. Good quality. The prices are cheap campared with other grottos.
They have a lot of nice seating places outside during summer.
If you go there, you must be easy going: they only have big tables like for 6 people, so if you are in 2, you must seat close to other people. You have to accept that the service is not like in a 5 star restaurant: it's not at all a posh place!!! It's more like a familiar place.
Full of local people from Ticino.
I suggest to make a reservation: it's is always so busy!
They have a free parking too.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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