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Antico Grotto Ticino

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viale alle Cantine 20, Mendrisio 6850, Switzerland
+41 91 646 77 97
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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We went for the "Rassegna gastronomica". Lovely meal, very attentive and friendly service, local and charming location. Worth trying. Tip: on a busy night if parking can be tricky, if you don't feel confident with your driving skills, leave the car at the beginning of the road that leads to the "grotti".

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Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

Great place to try typical taste of this region. Well managed with care of details. We had dinner and tested cooking style as well selection of "salumi" and typical cheeses. Good quality of raws with origin form nearby area. Cooking style express continuity with homemade tradition. Good selection of wine from this area. Interesting to try.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

This is almost a must for travellers to Lugano, to eat the traditional polenta and cured meat from the caves (grotto) that have been here for centuries. We did not have very high expectations because we were here on business, but the ambience was certenly authentic and the food acceptable. We learned that the north italians (this is the italian... More 

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Lake Como, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

Great Sunday Lunch! The appetizers are very good, the first dishes as home made ones, the main are great, dessert exceptional! All with an excellent local wines selection and the whole place...environment very nicely decorated!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

We had a nice evening with the friendly staff and the good food (polenta and local cheese as dessert). Will come back on next visit to the area.

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Thank msciascia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012 via mobile

High prices and not tailored to the dishes...!!!! Staff are not kind ...?!! Disappointed overall!!!!...

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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

I went with some friends there and we ordered traditional food on the menu. The food was good, but the price are crazy. We spent nearly 100 Swiss franc each, that because we ask for a second portion and they made us to pay as was another plate. Awful!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 99
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: viale alle Cantine 20, Mendrisio 6850, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Mendrisiotto  >  Mendrisio
  • Phone Number: +41 91 646 77 97
Description
Il grotto, costruito oltre un secolo fa ma rimodernato da poco, dispone di spazi ben distribuiti sia all'interno che all'esterno. La cantina dei vini é scavata in una roccia che garantisce ottime condizioni per il mantenimento dei numerosi vini.
La cucina si basa sulle antiche e gustose ricette ticinesi e lombarde, senza dimenticare produzioni e merci locali legate al territorio circostante.
Il ritrovo ideale per chi cerca la cucina di qualità e per gli amanti del buon vino.

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