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Grotto Del Cavicc

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$$ - $$$
Swiss, Italian, Barbecue, European, Grill, Contemporary
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via ai Canvetti 19A, Montagnola 6926, Switzerland
+41 91 994 79 95
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10:00 am - 11:45 pm
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Amazing terrace,like eating in the middle of a (tropical?) forest! Food was excellent as well as servicee. Terrace was full and animated. Service very friendly and efficient.

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Thank Diane Z
2 reviews
Reviewed August 14, 2016

The location is peaceful and perfect for a summer lunch - the food is amazing, top quality. The cheese and ham platters, and then some tasty pork cheeks, very soft and tender and tasteful meat, accompanied by potatoes and mushroom. Polenta and gorgonzola cheese - a traditional dish. And then a lovely tiramisú. Will definitely go back.

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Thank Massimo B
1 review
Reviewed August 13, 2016

This fantastic restaurant is located in an amazing and peaceful scenario surrounded by the threes but still very close to the city of Lugano (around 15 minutes by car). The service is friendly and professional all of the members of the staff are smiling and careful. The food is amazing and the quality offered is very high! I tried many... More 

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Thank Alessandro M
Lugano, Switzerland
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101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is one of the best "Grottos" I visited recently. Very friendly and quick service, although all the tables very occupied. Excellent local food and reasnoable prices for the different wines, as well for all the plates on the card.

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Thank 1950fede
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 14, 2015

At Cavicc you will have good traditional food prepared with carefully selected and seasonal ingredients, served by a family of friendly, yet professional, hosts.

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Thank GourMatteo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant is nice. Food was good but oven potatoes are not my favourite. Not really suitable for kids. Just one dish was on the menu for kids. We were a little early so the restaurant was a bit empty but it just lacked atmosphere. No background music so it was deadly quiet and even though the waitress was nice it... More 

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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Grotto Cavicc is a popular traditional restaurant, well-known and much appreciated by the locals in the Lugano area. It's situated in the shady side of the woods on the "Collina d'Oro" (Golden hill), where other "grotti" are situated. In Italian, the word "grotta" means "cave". By extension "grotto" - or "crotto" - is a typical southern-alpine refuge, or cellar,... More 

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Thank Dimitri A
Lugano, Switzerland
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404 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2015

We ate some polenta dishes and it was all excellent. We truly enjoy the decor and being seated under the trees. Service was professional and friendly, lots of parking in front or just off the road. A good place.

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Thank Za036
Farmington, Connecticut
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540 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 593 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2014

We were in the area to tour the Hesse museum and do the walk; we stopped here because it was a place Hesse frequented. The food we had for lunch was quite good. Our first waitress did not speak English, and as we did not speak German or Italian, they were quite accommodating about getting us service in English, for... More 

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Thank Rooindie
Lugano, Switzerland
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196 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Nice location, but this place was reviewed in Tripadvisor as having the best spare ribs in Ticino. NOT TRUE! I ordered the spare ribs and my wife ordered the roasted chicken. We arrived early, then ordered rather quickly. Our plates arrived in about 15 minutes, but it takes much more time than this to grill the ribs and roast a... More 

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Thank Paul B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $50
Cuisine
Swiss, Italian, Barbecue, European, Grill, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via ai Canvetti 19A, Montagnola 6926, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Montagnola
  • Phone Number: +41 91 994 79 95

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