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Atenaeo del Vino

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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via Pontico Virunio 1, Mendrisio 6850, Switzerland
+41 91 630 06 36
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent wine,great atmosphere, friendly people. Arrived in a very packed day, even if we did not had a reservation they gently offered seats at the bar, which we promptly accepted and were ready after a nice walk in the pedestrian area of mendrisio. We got a specialty of the day with some wine from Sicily. The way in... More 

Thank Alberto-Mendrisio
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 9, 2016

What a pleasant surprise to find this excellent and charming restaurant in Mendrissio. The wine selection was outstanding and fairly priced. The fish of the day -- Gilta (sp?), a Sea Breem type fish, which was prepared baked whole with artichokes -- was phenomenal. Last, the service was warm, professional and friendly. I highly recommend Atenaeo del Vino!

Thank Paul_NYC2014
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2015

We have eaten here several times in the past but our most recent meal here was the best ever. Ravioli with a pumpkin filling sautéed in butter, sage and amaretti crumbs, grilled Irish beef, pasta with a wild boar ragu, great wines and excellent service, this is a jewel of a restaurant tucked away in a courtyard in the charming... More 

Thank MargotParis
Brentwood, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2015

A family member recommended this restaurant to me while we were vacationing in the region. My girlfriend and I went for lunch and we could not have had a better experience. The waiter recommended the squid ink seafood pasta which was easily one of the best dishes I had during my trip (and I had many). Ingredients were very fresh.... More 

2 Thank John E
Varese, Italy
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

The place is locate into the very calm pedestrian way in Mendrisio's center. You'll cross an inner Courtyard and then you'll get into a nice, familiar atmospheric place with marvellous and fresh food. The owner is an incredible talented sommelier and he's a great taste for food as well. The kitchen serve fish, meat and traditional revisited cuisine. Wine selection... More 

1 Thank lucamoche
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Our favourite restaurant in the region with outstanding quality in food and service. The menu presents seasonal as well as greographical specialties and varies regularly. Check out the hundreds of wines and ask Mirko (the owner) for a little story about the chosen bottle. He will tell you everything about it as he has certainly visited the vineyard personally.

Thank Nicola M
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our 2nd visit to this restaurant, in a quiet back street of Mendrisio, and really cannot fault it. The service, ambiance and food are all top quality. The maitre'd in particular - his depth of knowledge of the dishes, the ingredients providence etc are 2nd to none, and make the place a real pleasure to visit. The weather helped of... More 

1 Thank Anton D
Rolle, Switzerland
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2015

Friendly and attentive service and in several languages, great food well presented and fresh, great wine selection, nothing is missing we had a great time and you can buy wine on site as well. worth a visit. The owner said the menu changes every three months so all dishes remain seasonal and you will never get bored of it.

Thank Thilo__82
Basel, Switzerland
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We were in our way home and used the tripadvisor to find a good option near by. Mirko welcomed us very well and the waiters were very good as well. Mirko the sommelier is very professional.

Thank Goodhint
Behind Harrods
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2013

I have eaten here twice. Both times it was a Christmas supper organized by a good friend for business colleagues. I am very fond of wine and am prepared to make a detour and even a journey if a restaurants’ cellar merits such…provided, of course, that somebody else drives me back. For the wine… this place merits a journey. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Pontico Virunio 1, Mendrisio 6850, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Mendrisiotto  >  Mendrisio
  • Phone Number: +41 91 630 06 36

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