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via Cittadella 18, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
+41 (0) 917 515 885
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to a lot of places, in a lot of cities, in a lot of countries the past few years but never had an experience like this. When we sat down the waither came after 15min of Charing with huis collegue to ask us what we wanted, no menu, nothing. He saw i was smoking and provided all the... More 

Thank Jeroen W
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this resutarant for a simple dinner this evening. The staff could not have been more bored if they tried and did little to make one feel welcome. The food was ok - but we eventually gave up having coffee there after the meal as it seemed too much trouble for them. The pizza itself (we ordered the Bresaola... More 

Thank SkiingQuinHat
Zug, Switzerland
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the old town of Locarno you find restaurant Cittadella. On the ground floor you can find good priced dishes as well as Pizza - all nicely cooked. On the first floor there is the famous fish restaurant with daily fresh fish, cooked to perfection. The service is nice and the selection of vines is great. when in Locarno -... More 

Thank Anders S
Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for lunch in Locarno, we were quite late finding Cittadella - the Swiss seem to eat quite early so we were surprised to find it was still offering its 22 CHF lunch menu. The starter was substituted as the polenta was sold out. However, the mixed salad was tasty with a nice dressing. Mains of trout were excellent. We... More 

Thank John C
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

I am not a seafood enthusiast so my rave review of this restaurant ought to count for a lot. The fish is perfectly fresh and beautifully done. Attractive rustic ambience.

Thank TonyG52
Zurich, Switzerland
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Ok the kids ordered pizza as expected :) however they did remark that they were delicious. I took a piece of veal and I have to say it was a magnificent flavorsome piece of meat - I was very happy to pay the price asked. My wife had some delicious fish which they bought out earlier whole. I recommend this... More 

Thank JxRx
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143 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Very bad place with stratospheric prices .Insupportable smell of burned fish inside. Fish is not fresh for nothing, all from freezer, and this supposedly fro a fish restaurant. Arrogant and very bed service , you have to wait a lot and get bed education answers . Price fro this kid of stuff and service is a robbery. Stay away from... More 

Thank Hiruno
Riehen, Switzerland
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Very good Pizzerias, very good prices for Shopping like Calzedonia. Everything was minus 50% on Dec 31st. It Is small but nice. You find evrtything there. Very old Hauses, ancient Style. This is a good Place to visit für a Minimum of 3 days in view that there Are Many placed to visit.

Thank Familie_Schlaepfer
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming to this restaurant for over 8 years now and it never disappoints. This is one of the top local establishments for fish - super fresh, always perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Eating out in Switzerland can be expensive. That's why the 'menu del giorno' is a cost-effective choice in these parts. Today's lunch menu included marinated smoked... More 

Thank Louise H
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494 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This restaurant has been there forever in Locarno, truly a classic. They have kept what made it good, the pizzas (excellent), the staff (old style professional and polite), and they have a very interesting section on the menu on fish. Impressive choice, well prepared, nicely presented. All the way the to the deserts, the "usual ones", but also some you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Cittadella 18, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Locarno
  • Phone Number: +41 (0) 917 515 885

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?