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Grotto Antico

Certificate of Excellence
Swiss, European, Italian
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via Cantonale 10, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 605 12 39
18:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 18:30 - 12:00
Sat 18:00 - 12:00
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214 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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
Perth, Australia
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 and soak up the sun. Discount for local business lunches and vegatarian choices available.

Thank ticinogirl
Belfort, France
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219 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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
Bioggio, Switzerland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 of very good wines. The price reflects the standard of the restaurant but it is... More 

Thank claudio m
Miami, Florida
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502 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
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 with view in the summer I am told. Service was good and some stuff like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Swiss, European, Italian
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?