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Grotto Scalinata

Via Contra, Tenero 6598, Switzerland
+41 91 745 29 81
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Contra, Tenero 6598, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Quiet place to have a group who enjoys good food and conversation. All our dishes were excellent...veal, rabbit, ossobuco! Good service! The house wine served in mugs was interesting. Not expensive by Swiss standards.

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Great traditional food. Fair prices (by swiss standards). Friendly service. Nice ambiente. Came by personal recommendation and would come again.

Thank Alexander M. R
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We had dinner at Grotto Scalinata. From the beginning we were greeted by a very welcoming waiter which was attentive to out table all evening. We ordered the day special: entrecote with fresh mushroom and risotto and the food exceeded our expectations. It was simply...More

Thank alexluzern2016
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The Scalinata has been in our lives for thirty plus years. It has wonderful memories. This typical grotto has been run by the Balemi family ever since I've know it and some more. Today Livia and Marina supervise its running. I would say it has...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Grotto Scalinata is a friendly, family-run place that is best known as a restaurant, but they also have a couple of rooms to rent to overnight guests. Both are excellent. We were given a beautiful and lovingly maintained room with a balcony that looked out...More

1  Thank Amp Z
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Having come on a personal recommendation as well as Trip Advisor reviews, we were a little disappointed in Grotto Scalinata. Sitting outside was fine, but not anything special. The service was friendly and efficient. We ordered standard grotto fare, i.e., the polenta dish of the...More

1  Thank travelin_tommy
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Contra, Tenero 6598, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Tenero
  • Phone Number: +41 91 745 29 81
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