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“Go in summer and eat outside in the garden”

Grotto della Salute
Ranked #22 of 393 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $37
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Excellent food. The setting is sublime - eating outside under the big trees with a cool breeze on a hot summers night.

Good wine selection. Good choice of food
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The service could easily be improved but nothing annoying.

I recommend the tagliata di manzo (beef strips) with garlic and chilli (very delicately done)

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1  Thank nikeb
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Simply the best restaurant in Lugano.
Nice place even inside and outside in summer.
Wonderfull food, with fix plates (the classics) and with day plates (stagional)
Very good service.
Whatelse?

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Reviewed April 7, 2012

Have been there twice, last in a warm March noon and we could eat under the trees outside. The place is really nice, hidden in the hill of Massagno and it is a place one never finds unless going there purposely. They have a "dish of the day" with a small selection or a menu. Interesting, concrete and consistent although not charming for the choice.
We had asparagus alone with egg and cheese and in the lasagne, and a fresh water fish and a sminuzzato di carne. We had probably some over expectations but although we liked the food it was "no surprise" in the good and in the bad sense. A small amount of house wine was correct. The bill in line with what should be in Lugano, the service fair and quick enough.
I place I would l surely return but left no fascination. I am probably a difficult guest to make happy while probably tolerant on the other hand.

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3  Thank Carlo S
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

A typical Ticinese restaurant, the food is very good, fresh and reasonably priced. Service is excellent. A great place for both summer (outside on their terraces) and winter (inside in the many rooms)

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Reviewed March 30, 2012

high quality ingredients, traditional recipes, simple but charming environment

1  Thank Olga P
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