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Reviewed September 14, 2020 via mobile

Very nice place, great food and a typical grotto ambiance. You should definitely give a try to the grilled chicken!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Andyminusio, Inhaber at Grotto al Capon, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2020

Dear TheRovingPuffin Thank you very much for your recent visit and for your positive review for us which also helpful to other travelers. Your review has made our day! We truly appreciate it and look forward to your next visit in the future. Hopefully soon....More

Reviewed June 10, 2020

We had a wonderful time at Grotto al Capon, the food was fresh, delicious and local, plus the staff was super nice and warm. I especially loved the Polenta al GorgonzolaMore

Date of visit: June 2020
ProswissMarketing, Other at Grotto al Capon, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2020

Dear Valilou92 Thank you very much for your recent visit and for taking your time rating us 5 bubbles. Yet writing a positive review which is helpful to other travelers. We truly appreciate your kind support and hopefully to welcoming you back to the Grotto...More

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Brione s / Minusio is a pensioner's paradise ... with all the trimmings - for example a Grotto full of German-speaking Swiss, partly in the style of Schicki-Micki-middle class: The discussions of a party next to our table revolved around the size and value of...their cars and houses all dinner long. The food is very OK, reliable in quality and quantity. The service is attentive and friendly. As described the atmosphere is a little bit too much as in the German speaking part of Switzerland. So we did not recognise any Italian speaking native there.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed September 8, 2017

A typical Ticino grotto. Very nice ambiance, even an photo opportunity! We loved our dinner! It was excellent and quite reasonable. Staff speaks English, German and Italian. Open every day from 5PM. Look for the Jubilàum special!

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Consistently super .... food, ambiente, staff ..... Cannot fault Al Capon ....excellent value for money too 👍

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed July 4, 2017

We booked this restaurant for our first night stay, then after the meal we booked again for the next night. That's how good it was. Great service - the ladies we very attentive, friendly and helpful. Food - delicious- great menu and for the kids...the most amazing tasting pasta! Price - usually type prices - steak was about 45chf served with with potatoes, polenta or noddles, tripe dish was 22chf, the famous chicken was about 33chf. We went back the following night and weren't disappointed! Food and service were just as good.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed September 15, 2016

We had two salads, ravioli, rabbit on polenta, sparkling water, and a bottle of local wine for about $100 USD. The restaurant is small; service is friendly, and we were not rushed. It is so nice to dine and be able to hear yourselves converse!...As we went early, we got in without a reservation. It looks as though this is popular with locals.More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed June 26, 2016

this is a fun place to have dinner; specializes in chicken; excellent atmosphere; nice wine selection

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed November 26, 2015

Now this place is really great to eat. The building is of the 17th century, it used to be 3 apartments that were then combined into this grotto. Service, food - all super! you can't go wrong with this place!

Date of visit: November 2015
Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went there in a group of 5 girls by bus - all between 29 and 37. Home in a Ecotaxi. Beautiful setting - really nice surrounding and italian charme. Food portions BIG for the money = Good. Food itself solid. Room to improve. Seasoning...of food was unsatisfying. Service VERY friendly and very helpful. All in all - I would call it a lovely Grotto with typical italian food and a lovely place to be - but in standards of food I would say there are better places. Nevertheless price and quality is well - and the service with heart.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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