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Grotto Morchino

) #6 of 340 Restaurants in Lugano ££ - £££ , Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
via Carona 1, Lugano 6912, Switzerland
+41 91 994 60 44
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“polenta” (9 reviews)
“osso bucco” (2 reviews)
“local merlot” (3 reviews)
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Swiss, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
via Carona 1, Lugano 6912, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite places, authentic, phenomenal ticinese specialties, all produced in the region. Small, warm, friendly. We had the traditional Easter roasted baby goat, the best!

Thank KJC104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small Resturant in the woods, good food, good wine and "family atmosphere" Short menu, but a good choice for all tastes

Thank DocA3
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We went for a dinner, had an amazing Vitello Tonato and meat from the grill with delicious sides like salads and baked potatoes. It was super yummie. The local Merlot was super tasty as well. The location is cozy and the owner and staff are...More

Thank mali_goes_travelling
Reviewed 29 May 2017

friendly staff. tasty local food. small but sufficient card. Wine local and neighbourhood Italy. Reservation recommanded. Accept CC

Thank Rodozh
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This grotto can only be reached by public transport up to ca. 8 pm; afterwards it is either a walk up the hill or other means of transport. But it is worth the excursion: we choose the evening menu for two: starter was a great...More

Thank Sjouke H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, nice service, delicious food, specifically the rabbit, and also there is a cold drink called GAZOZAH. I love this place and I hope to visit it again.

Thank moce1409
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Located in a quiet area in the woods, south of Lugano, at Mount San Salvatore footsteps. An old house (from the 1800’s), rustic with an elegant fireplace gives that enchanting old world atmosphere with some old frescoes outside the walls. There is a terrace nice...More

Thank Tualie
Reviewed 4 February 2017

A fantastic grotto in the woods.... 5 mn drive from Lugano. Meals are superb, service son nice and friendly, On a warm evening, eating outside, among the trees, on a wooden terrace is so relaxing !

Thank luxfiat62
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I don't know if it's better the food or the service! Waiters are kind and nice, the service is fast and the quality of the food is amazing! You should book because the restaurant is really little, but it definitely worth it because you breathe...More

Thank Susy V
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is really something to visit,not commercial; lovely food and owners, home cooking best osso bucco,polenta and local mushrooms, excellent wine and olive oil,you won't regret and reasonable prices.You need a car to go and must book especially in the daytime.

Thank joyceylesley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 12:00
19:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Carona 1, Lugano 6912, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 994 60 44
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A few steps away from Lugano a real, traditional, local grotto inside the green forest.Grotto Morchino at Pazzallo.The Grotto Morchino is a typical local restaurant, it has a cozy room inside with an open fire place and outside a cool, covered terrace. In all these years it has becoming an absolutely must to share the easy barbecue ambience in summer time. Kitchen opening hours: 12.00 - 13.15 19.00 - 21.15
Winter closure from 22 December to 28 February
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