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Restaurant Croce Federale

) #13 of 71 Restaurants in Bellinzona $$ - $$$ Italian, European,
viale Stazione 12, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
+41 91 825 16 67
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“polenta” (2 reviews)
“great pizza” (2 reviews)
“centre” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, European, Swiss, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
viale Stazione 12, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere for lunch before wandering back up the main street to catch our train back to Zurich (through what is reported to be the longest train tunnel in the world!). When we came across this place we noticed that the prices...More

Thank ZeptoNeil
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Not only the food came fast but it was really good and at a fair price. The waiters are very polite and with a very good english. Sitting at the front watching people passing by is really relaxing.

Thank Igor S
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a great pizza selection and the local salami is a perfect appetizer! You are not being rushed with your meal, you can take your time to enjoy a glass of great local merlot!

Thank 344blankas
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

...from the stone oven with thin doug and fresh toppings. Really good. Unfortunately the comfort and quality of terrace and setting could not keep up with the good pizza and 20 bucks was quite some stutz for a pizza. If you dont care for price...More

Thank Stefan G
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The polenta was recommended to me as a local favorite.. a must eat! So, I followed the advice and got a steaming hot, right out of the microwave dish. I am not going to describe here what it really looked like.. something that once must...More

Thank susannita77
Croce Federale H, Manager at Restaurant Croce Federale, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Dear Guest, thank you for taking time to review our Restaurant. The polenta has a long history in our traditional cuisine, as a matter of fact local people know rules and procedures of making this dish, for instance the cooking time and technique: it takes...More

Reviewed March 16, 2017

The restaurant offers real Swiss-Italian fare. The dining area in the back has a window, which opens up to an old boulder. Quite impressive to eat next to a mass of granite.

Thank Pia M
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch in Bellinzona at the ristorante Croce Federale. The christmas decorations were very beautiful, the typical Ticino food (polenta and porcini mushrooms, brasato meat, soup) and the home made pasta was very good and abundant. Service impeccable. We will be back.

Thank loreleo
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Restaurant Croce Federale serves a variety of pizza and pasta dishes as well as a daily menu. Ask the waiter for locally grown wine and crafted beer!

Thank barbschwarz
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were tired and hungry after touring the nearby Castelgrande and wanted a real Italian lunch after a less-than good experience the day before. This busy place filled our needs, and we enjoyed being part of the locals eating lunch there. Locals always know the...More

Thank Carolee L
Reviewed September 15, 2016

We wanted lunch and we didn't want to spend too much time looking for somewhere. The Croce Federale filled the bill suberbly. We ate outside where there are plenty of tables, light meals are available all day (we were too late for normal lunch times),...More

Thank Veni_bibi_edi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: viale Stazione 12, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Bellinzona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 825 16 67
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