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Grotto Ticinese

via Grotti 2, Lugano 6944, Switzerland
+41 91 967 12 26
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“polenta” (3 reviews)
“trees” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Swiss, Barbecue, European
$$ - $$$
via Grotti 2, Lugano 6944, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed October 8, 2017

The specialty of this nice, characteristic restaurant is meat, especially grilled/barbecue. The ambience is nice and the staff friendly. A nice outdoor scene is available. Definitely a very good experience.

Thank Luca D
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Looking for local Ticinese food? This is the place. Food was delicious -- meats, polenta, pasta, salad. Friendly service.

Thank ddarms
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Very friendly atmosphere, very friendly welcome and service, good wines from Ticino, and a great place to discuss with friends around a big wooden table under the trees with good meat dishes, easy to choose. Ended up with a coffee and a nocino, of course.

Thank TheGlobetrotter1981
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Wonderfull place under the trees. Coll on hot days with fun stuff to do for kids: Boccia (Italian boule), small playground and other stuff. Meet is cooked on open fire. Make sure you call ahead for reservation.

Thank Pascal R
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Classic grotto from Ticino, one of the best risotto (luganighetta sbriciolata + vino merlot), and great choice of meat. If it's a special night go for the Chateaubriand! Nice terrace for the summer too!

Thank YC1979
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Too cold to eat outside, we enjoyed the atmosphere of this simple and nice restaurant, full this evening. We shared a long table with an other couple, which was fine. Food was authentic regional style. Tasty. Meat grilled in the chimney. I especially enjoyed the...More

Thank Olivier C
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Was taken here by a local friend and had one of the best dining experiences in Switzerland. Authentic regional food and wine was served in an unpretentious setting (think a local pub or tavern) that made for one memorable dining experience. Loved it!!!

Thank italygirl103
Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a very authentic Ticinese Grotto. A small restaurant where you whenever possible eat outside the building, under trees on large wooden tables. Most of the people are from one of the villages around or the City Lugano. They serve typical Ticinese specialities. Meat,...More

Thank Werner W
Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Very nice typically Swiss Italian food and ambiance, I've had le cicce del' nonno, a typical plate of food, served with a fresh mozzarella cheese and tomato salad. Yummy! Delicious When here we're often going there...

Thank Coquineries
Reviewed November 1, 2014

Fresh and tasty food. I ordered the pumpkin tortelloni. WOW! The pumpkin tortelloni was amazing! The ambiance of the place is cool. It's small and casual, but it feels "home-y" . Attentive service with relaxing atmosphere. Looking forward to returning.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Grotti 2, Lugano 6944, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 967 12 26
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