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Grottino Ticinese

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via S. Materno 10, Losone 6616, Switzerland
+41 91 791 32 30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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17:30 - 23:00
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Milan, Italy
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Extremely good local food: polenta's, risotto's, potatoes-gnocchi to die for!!! interesting although simple vine list.. The deserts are incredible as well!!

Thank simon m
Zurich, Switzerland
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We just love this place. The location is very pleasant with plenty of parking, and the selection of meals is very down-to-earth and traditional. Excellent use of local products. The service is charming, helpful and attentive. We recommend it highly.

1 Thank MarieFl
Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Nice garden just to dine, drink and enjoy with friends. The owner is very friendly and helpful in selecting dishes. The Osso Buco, the typical sausage, .... with Polenta or Risotto con fungi .... just a dream. And this with a glas or two of the house wine, you defenitely will not leave this place.

Thank OskarCH
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We chose this place on the basis of other positive reviews. Service was great, very friendly, and atmosphere is lovely too, but food was rather ordinary.

Thank Netim3
Zanna19, Proprietario at Grottino Ticinese, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review for the service and the staff.We are sorry that you was not content of our simple food.We will try to get better:) More 

Ascona, Switzerland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Claudio the owner is very costumer focus! Every day fresh food. You find only local food on the menu! Well done! Service outstanding especially Claudio, he make you filling home. Good selection of wine card. Fluent in 4 languages. We go often between friends or for Business lunch/dinner we spent always great time.

Thank Patrick T
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and good food and above all very friendly staff! The risotto was very good and this is not always easy to find.

Thank Nathalie V
Lugano, Switzerland
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Tipical plates, like risotto & funghi, polenta with brasato, etc. All prepared with much care and served with a friendlyness, that makes one feel welcome. Tipical grotto ticinese with many nice, shady places out in the garden under the trees. Prices are very reasonable and surely its a good deal, even for a good glass of local "Merlot" red wine.

Thank 1950fede
Ascona, Switzerland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Claudio (the owner) and his team made us feel comfortable from the very first minute. The food was excellent and respects the local tradition. The prices are fair. If you want to taste some "Ticino" this place is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Giorgix3
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My cousin who grew up around Locarno took us here. She claims the food is as good as our respective grandmothers used to make. Absolutely delicious and authentic Ticinese food. I would go back and recommend to friends. Plenty of gluten free options. Loved it.

Thank Franco-AmericanExpat
Munich, Germany
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I came back to this wonderful place after a few years and it is as I remembered: excellent in all aspects! The Grotto has a typical local style, with wooden tables and chairs in simple style inside, and typical stone tables and benched outside. Food is very good and very well prepared. The meat dishes are very tasty and definitely... More 

Thank Adriano M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via S. Materno 10, Losone 6616, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Losone
  • Phone Number: +41 91 791 32 30

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