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Grotto Flora B&B

$$ - $$$
Barbecue, Swiss, European, Italian, Central European
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via Municipio 8, Bigogno 6927, Switzerland
+41 91 994 15 67
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The dinner at grotto flora was one of the most delicous we had during our visit to europe. The saffron risotto is very popular here. The ambience and hospitality of this place is top class.

Thank Priti G
Elkridge, Maryland
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Grotto Flora is an old family favorite restaurant. They grill all meat over an open fire, and serve a very tasty wild mushroom risotto with saffron. Flora herself is a very gracious hostess.

Thank aca925
Lugano, Switzerland
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379 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

The grotto is cozy, yet big as there are many rooms and two beautiful terraces. We just had the risotto and it was amazing, will be back to taste more food as all looked promising. Friendly welcome, German and English spoken.

Thank Za036
Lugano, Switzerland
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357 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a family-run traditional local "grotto", where the menu offering is pretty much fixed, based mainly on meat that is carefully prepared on the wood driven open fire, practically right in front of your eyes. Comes with fresh salad and gently boiled vegetables and "polenta". Delicous! And make sure you have room left for desert, specially the freshly made... More 

Thank Charles I
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great Service. Excellent rips, salad, wine, polenta, sorbet. Great Value. I have been here a couple times. The service was great. Meats cooked on a hot grill at the entrance. Eclectic welcoming decor reminiscent of a warm grandmothers home inside. Outdoor seating in summer. Excellent grotto option in Lugano.

Thank Alex Z
Lugano, Switzerland
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151 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2014

Better make a reservation, amazing food and Mascarpone a "must have". Good for Group´s as well, self made bread amazing

Thank Kudrun
Lugano, Switzerland
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Very good grilled meats and aperitivo, good local merlot, reasonable prices with an overly decorated interior--there must be over one thousand pieces of glassware on display.

1 Thank James S
Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

I must apologise for taking so long to write the review for this wonderful place! In July I took my girlfriend to experience the amazing region of Ticino, I had been twice before and I wanted to share the secret. I wanted to stay in Locarno originally as I had stayed at the Baracca Backpackers hostel the first time I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

I feel bad giving this a low rating because the woman who seemed to run the place was SO wonderful. The rooms were clean, the place was adorable from the outside, and the WiFi worked fine. I'd only recommend staying here if you don't want to leave it. Ever. It is atop a large, steep hill (read: don't think about... More 

Thank Jessica S

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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
$20 - $61
Barbecue, Swiss, European, Italian, Central European
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Municipio 8, Bigogno 6927, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Bigogno
  • Phone Number: +41 91 994 15 67

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