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Ristorante Castelgrande

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Salita al Castelgrande | Salita al Castello, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
+41 91 814 87 81
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun 09:30 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was a perfect late October day and lunch on the terrace was in order. Service was friendly, not rushed though the restaurant was full. Husband had "one of the best salads ever, Salata Castelgrande." I thoroughly enjoyed mt\y Parmesan risotto.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

There are two restaurants in Castelgrande and we went to the Grotto San Michele. I had seen that there was a special fritto misto menu in the summer months so thought it was worth a try. I sent an email to reserve a table but as there was no reply we went and visited the day before. Sure enough there... More 

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North Sydney, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Great food in a wonderful atmosphere with views on the town. Also has inside seating. The food was of good quality . Closed on Mondays in the off season. Tops in Bellinzona.

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1 Thank Wawakam
Lausanne, Switzerland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Looking through the old photos I came across some pictures from this restaurant. Come to think of it, it all went by in a flash - I got engaged there, celebrated my wedding, birthdays and anniversaries of the dearest family members. It made me feel nostalgic as if wishing to call on a friend of mine I haven't heard of... More 

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105 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

The food was excellent and the waiter divine! After wandering the grounds and going through the museum we had a lovely lunch on the patio. So fresh and healthy.

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Hyderabad, India
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

We visited Grotto San Michelle for dinner. Food was very good. We tasted white and red wines and tgey were perfetto! Price might be on a higher side but its an experience not to be missed.

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Bern, Switzerland
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142 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Chef Davide did it again! What an amazing risotto and pigeon and lamb! Meat absolutely tasty, tender and juicy, risotto probably the finest we ever had for long time. This place is definitely the best culinary experience in Ticino.

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Michele N, Gerente at Ristorante Castelgrande, responded to this review

Dear guest, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write this comment and we hope you will share your experience with friends and relatives. Best regards. Michele Naretto Gerente More 

San Francisco, California
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

During a visit to Castelgrande, stop by Grotto San Michele for a quite bite or drink. The terrace has amazing views of the valley to the south as well as Bellinzona's other two castles (Montebello and Sasso Corbaro). Easily accessible from the city via streets or elevator, the terrace is a must-visit at Castelgrande.

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Michele N, Gerente at Ristorante Castelgrande, responded to this review

Dear guest, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write this comment and we hope you will share your experience with friends and relatives. Best regards. Michele Naretto Gerente More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

Yesterday we visited Bellinzona for the first time and had a wonderful meal in the Grotto San Michelle (across from the Ristorante Castelgrande). Everything was superb, the ambiance, food, service, location. Our waiter Milo was so attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed the evening so very much that we will be back soon to seat on the terrace and enjoy... More 

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Michele N, Gerente at Ristorante Castelgrande, responded to this review

Dear guest, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write this comment and we hope you will share your experience with friends and relatives. Best regards. Michele Naretto Gerente More 

College Station, Texas
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

Having a meal at a historic landmark always is an iffy with me. However, this was a great meal plus an outstanding location. We were met by very courteous staff and were provided seating in a very nicely set dining room. The menu, although not extensive, was adequate. My appetizer was very generous. My beef main was presented well and... More 

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Michele N, Gerente at Ristorante Castelgrande, responded to this review

Dear guest, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write this comment and we hope you will share your experience with friends and relatives. Best regards. Michele Naretto Gerente More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$43
Cuisine
Delicatessen, Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 00:00
Thursday
09:30 - 00:00
Friday
09:30 - 00:00
Saturday
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salita al Castelgrande | Salita al Castello, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Bellinzona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 814 87 81

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