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Grotto Pan Perdu

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Via San Marta, Carona 6914 , Switzerland
0041 91 6499192
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Adelaide, Australia
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is very difficult to find anything good to say on this visit. There was supposed to be a view to Lake Lugarno from the terrace, not. The food was a set menu of a salad of lettuce with some tomato. Then 3 pieces of roast meat and gravy with 1/2 a plate of flavourless 'glug', polenta €35. Then extra... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We ate here today and the steak was out of this world although the surrounding are quite basic but my god the steak made up for this; plus the staff were so friendly.

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Thank jussmills
Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We stopped here on our hike from San Salvatore to Melide. The concierge at the hotel had actually recommended the restaurant across the street but lucky for us it was closed, as the change in plans lead to one of the most memorable meals we had during our stay in Lugano. The service was prompt and friendly. After realizing the... More 

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Thank KristDF
Thalwil, Switzerland
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Good local Ticinese food to be consumed with a local wine - we had fresh mushrooms ! The value for money is adequate. We were sitting on the terrace decorated with many plants. Ticinese music played at all times (sound system) - is ok for the hour you are enjoying your meal. Even better if you a resting when hiking... More 

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Bern
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161 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Good local traditional food. Ticinese music played at all times (sound system). Sitting outside with beautiful view on the lake / mountains. You also can have just a glas of wine / beer. Value for money is ok.

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Thank rajang
Arizona
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The food was above average but the service was terrible. The waiter was carrying too many tables. He asked others to help but did not follow up. He was having too much fun chatting up other diners. After waiting too long for our check, (4 requests and .5 hr.) when we were leaving the owner apologized for the delay. It... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The first time i visited this restaurant was mmhh about 40 years ago and i went back in july of this year . Time does stand still . Food just as good the swiss wines have improved so much. So if you visit enjoy your meal with a bottle of Sottobosco rosso del ticino 2011 delish! Oh and forget about... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We ended up at this place by chance but we didn't regret it all! Service was ok and the menu was not very extensive. But if you go there definitely try out something from the grill! Chicken and spare ribs were really tasty and we enjoyed it to the last bite! Relaxed atmosphere especially in a summer evening in the... More 

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Victoria BC Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I agree with previous reviewers who described the kitschy atmosphere. It is a reasonably pleasant environment, but the food is essentially slop - pre-cooked meat swimming in over-salted gravy. The price is also outrageous, although that seems typical in this part of Switzerland. The house wine was so-so, and also overpriced. The service was good, but that's not the most... More 

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a typical Grotto experience with traditional music from the Tessin in the background and red and white checked tablecloths. It is very comfy to sit on the terrace covered with vine leaves. It was almost a bit too much "kitsch". The menu has the usual Grotto food like polenta with brasato or wild mushrooms, salumi etc. But they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Marta, Carona 6914, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Carona
  • Phone Number: 0041 91 6499192

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?