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Grotto Efra


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$9 - $28
Swiss, European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

We were so impressed by our visit to Efra. Cosy and traditional and oozing rustic charm, the staff were young, cool, conscious and enthusiastic. Their love for both the venue and the food was so evident! It always makes for an enjoyable experience. The food...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 324leenas
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Small distance from the nice village of Sonogno, amidst nature, forest, mountain peaks and the small river. Grotto Efra has been there for decades, the owners offer specialties of the most beautiful Val Verzasca. Polenta e brasato, Polenta e Stracchin (gorgonzala, warm or cold) and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank SunriseSki
Reviewed September 20, 2018

This is a place to have such a relaxing meal ,I mean it .I was really surprised with the service here , on a good way of course ,really, they pay attention to such small details' never saw plates passing in front any of the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank rogerioj395
Reviewed October 22, 2017

We went to this restaurant based on a recommendation, so we drove the whole valley up to Sonogno. Honestly, we were a bit disappointed about the small choice of courses. But the quality was excellent. I tried the "torta di pane" (bread cake) an absolute...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 166giulianoc
Reviewed September 7, 2017

i love luca and his young and enthusiastic team. Local, fresh food, local beer and the best ice-cream i ever ate in my life! Made from roasted corn flour! Check this place in the wonderful verzasca valley !

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank KikiK245
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch by chance without prior reading of any reviews. It's a bit outside the main village but worth the walk up the valley(you can drive there too). Service was very friendly, everyone speaks English. Portion sizes are generous so be ready....More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank gagx2
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Very friendly and joyful reception. Run by a young couple and their friends. Very peaceful setting under shady trees near a waterfall. The costine, slow grilled (local speciality), are absolutely the best. A Pocolino or two and a very good Grappa to round everything off...More

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank Albert A
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Nice location (Verzasca Valley), menu with typical local foods, service there is margin to improve. The price definitely need to be reduced! For a family is to expencive. You can join the Grotto by car, bus or bike, not far from Locarno.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank patricktZ3884MJ
Reviewed July 7, 2016

At the end of the road in Sonogno, it's worth walking out of town up the valley and following the signs to Grotto Efra. Keep going. A little further. There it is! In the summer, outdoor tables have a view over a nearby waterfall, the...More

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank MelbourneDavo
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Was at a retreat in Sonogno, Switzerland. I hiked to the waterfalls, stopped at this delightful pub. The owner and his girlfriend were wonderful and took such joy in serving others. They were so happy and alive that you had to be happy also. Ended...More

Date of visit: June 2016
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