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Grotto Antico

via Cantonale 10, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 605 12 39
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
12 Jul 2017
“Great dinner”
8 Aug 2017
“A Ticino Grotto”
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Italian, Swiss, European, Mediterranean, Central European
via Cantonale 10, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Grotto Antico in Bioggio is just off the main road and easy to find with GPS. A lovely old building, typical cosy Ticino restaurant, good food, and service. Although they have a menu list, the chef will tell you what he has on the menu....More

Thank Hans M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We took our four teenage children to dinner at Grotto Antico and had a fabulous dinner. The service was excellent and the food delicious. It was one of our best dinners of the trip.

Thank kimberlygstewart
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We used to go to this restaurant when the previous owners were there. It was more expensive but better in every way. However, we went to this restaurant at Christmas time and we had a good experience. There weren't any tourists at that time....it was...More

Thank galli3003
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The ambience is beautiful, rustic yet elegant; in the good season you can eat al fresco and enjoy not just the sunshine but also great views on the lake and the surrounding mountains. The food is superb: whether you choose meat (great beef, with certification...More

Thank Lucio F
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Good food and nice ambiance in this grotto. We usually do come back here when we are in the region and are hungry.

Thank E_sweety
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Lovely little restaurant just off the main road. Beautiful food in a lovely dinning environment with service to match.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The Grotto Antico is a beautiful grotto. Every detail and decoration has been chosen with care. The food is beautifully presented, and the owner takes the time to make sure you enjoy your meal. If the weather is good you can relax on the terrace...More

Thank ticinogirl
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Very nice place, delicate but keeping Swiss sweet rusticity as well. Great food and wine but final bill harsh to digest.

1  Thank Mathieu B
Reviewed 2 March 2015

My wife and I were there already few times. Every time it has been great. The atmosphere is impressive (both inside during winter and outside during sommer) and the food is top. Omar will welcome you in a very friendly, yet professional fashion. Large choice...More

Thank claudio m
Reviewed 13 February 2015

We went to this restaurant with friends just few days before the new chef/owner Omar Martinelli was to take over. Met the new crew, they are a young and happy bunch. The place is a typical rustic Ticino restaurant with a good outside dining area...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$52
Italian, Swiss, European, Mediterranean, Central European
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Cantonale 10, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 605 12 39
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