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Grotto Grillo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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via Ronchetto 6, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 970 18 18
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Great place to eat well in Lugano, first quality ingredients and good service. The cuisine is mostly Italian with some French and Swiss specialities. Good selection of wines.

Thank syzygy4547
Lausanne, Switzerland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Although when arriving the location seems a bit out of scope, once you enter the premises, you feel good and definitely the food was excellent

1 Thank Dani G
Lugano, Switzerland
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196 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

Good food, rather attentive service. A slightly difficult place to find, and parking can be difficult. Traditional Italian cuisine with nice atmosphere.

Thank Paul B
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

The service is not among the kindest and the wine, although the excellent choice is not well conserved. Food is OK.

Thank S m
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Very welcoming place, warmly decorated. Typical local and North Italian food well prepared and nicely served. Personal preferences are respected. Professional service let's you feel well during all your stay. Good value for well selected vines.

Thank mmgtravel
Zurich, Switzerland
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121 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2015

Knowing Grotto Grillo for more than 15 years now, I love to return to this casual place with many classics on the menu. Always fresh, always tasty, always a friendly service - a good choice if you look for authentic Italian cuisine. The inside is very cozy, and on nice days they also have a small patio outside. The wine... More 

1 Thank AJ T
Colombier, Switzerland
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2014

Following a friend's recommendation, we had lunch in this restaurant's garden (well-protected by enormous parasols). The waiter was extremely attentive and helped us to make a very good choice for a local wine. We started with a mushroom risotto that was simply delicious, followed by a veal cutlet with vegetables and baby roasted potatoes, which was average. We finished with... More 

Thank Robert S
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

A nice restaurant just outside the city center of Lugano. Their speciality is grilled meat, worth a visit, especially in the summertime when you can sit outside. Very good wine cellar.

Thank Fredrik S
Lugano, Switzerland
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172 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

The food here is really excellent, especially the grilled stuff. We had horse steal, the best we have had. A bit pricey but worth it. The place is full of paintings by Botteri! We asked and the owner said he just liked Bottero!

1 Thank Mehdi J
the Netherlands
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

We reserved at the Grotto Grillo for our anniversary dinner. Overall experience was good. The waiters were friendly and helpful. As a starter we had the Caprese salad and an onion soup which were delicious. As as an entrée I had the rib-eye which was mouth-watering good! My husband had the chili-beef which was just so-so and it was a... More 

2 Thank lordmicha3l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $99
Italian, European, Swiss, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Ronchetto 6, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 970 18 18

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