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Grotto della Salute

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via Madonna della Salute 10 | Piazza Bacco, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 966 04 76
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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NY
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After making reservations twice, making sure you call again the same night. We arrived and on one had our reservations. Graceful they gave us a table in the basement. It seems they prefer their local patrons who just walk in a get an table. Good luck if you're a foreigner or new to them. The service is ok and food... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is about a mile (uphill) from the lake. We enjoyed the walk. Please note that the restaurant only offers menus in Italian and German, but not in English.The food was great. We arrived about an hour before the closed for lunch (I believe they close the kitchen at 2:00 p.m.). This restaurant is a short walk from the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found the restaurant thanks Trip Advisor and decided to go as it was close to our hotel. The location was nice, a bit noisy as the restaurant was full. The menu consisted of typical Ticino meals. We had a very delicious starter and then freshly made pasta with game meat and meat with a very tasty wine sauce. The... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. We were a party of six and were seated in the wine cellar. Absolutely stunning. The restaurant was mostly filled with locals and the menus were only in Italian. With the assistance of our head waiter we order wonderful local wines and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Tucked away in a more residential area of Lugano behind the main train station, Grotto Della Salute never fails to please. It serves traditional local cuisine and has a wide choice of dishes on the menu. It is set in a stunning tree covered location where I would try to get a table outside, under the tree if possible. The... More 

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Tenerife, Spain
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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Family style , with large terrace. Very good quality food, excellent wine selection, very kind service, pricy. Parking just in front of the grotto. I recommend to reserve a table.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is a place perfect in summer thanks to the beautiful garden and in winter thanks to the stylish Grotto ambiance. The food is always delicious and you can go with your business partners but also friends and family. Need to reserve in advance

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Connecticut USA
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163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

This Grotto is special. It's location is not as usual with grottos out in the woods or in the fields but rather right in the town of Lugano. A very nice venue. The food is less rustic than it usually is in the typical Grottos. We had excellent fish, octopus carppacio and also an excellent prepared pasta with shrimps. Taste... More 

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Cossonay, Switzerland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

we had an excellent dinner under the tree in the marvellous garden. excellent penette alla norma, delicious calamary and asparagus rissotto. fantastic foie gras. restaurant is highly recommanded. waiters are very friendly and helpful.

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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

Local cuisine, with exceptional variety of dishes, including seasonal, good service, very clean, friendly atmosphere in the winter, but also pleasant to eat in the garden during spring and summer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $36
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Madonna della Salute 10 | Piazza Bacco, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 966 04 76

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