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Antico Grotto Ticino

viale alle Cantine 20, Mendrisio 6850, Switzerland
+41 91 646 77 97
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good50%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
20 Aug 2017
“nice food”
11 Aug 2017
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Swiss, European
££ - £££
viale alle Cantine 20, Mendrisio 6850, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

good food, good experience. i took the risotto with veal and this was very nice. nice for a casual eat

Thank Charlieinthesky
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I was a starving for some original food from ticine area and I heard from a freind about this area plenty of local food experience !!! Well honestly I had no idea what to order but the waitress were so friendly we went lit bit...More

Thank bouchra777
Reviewed 20 January 2017

My Husband and I "stumbled" on this restaurant and we have moved to Switzerland for just two months and i must say this was the best meal we have had in Switzerland. We ordered the small portion of the local pork lard ( we had...More

Thank Thomson-gal
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We went for the "Rassegna gastronomica". Lovely meal, very attentive and friendly service, local and charming location. Worth trying. Tip: on a busy night if parking can be tricky, if you don't feel confident with your driving skills, leave the car at the beginning of...More

Thank Za036
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Great place to try typical taste of this region. Well managed with care of details. We had dinner and tested cooking style as well selection of "salumi" and typical cheeses. Good quality of raws with origin form nearby area. Cooking style express continuity with homemade...More

Thank Fabio T
Reviewed 9 December 2014

This is almost a must for travellers to Lugano, to eat the traditional polenta and cured meat from the caves (grotto) that have been here for centuries. We did not have very high expectations because we were here on business, but the ambience was certenly...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Great Sunday Lunch! The appetizers are very good, the first dishes as home made ones, the main are great, dessert exceptional! All with an excellent local wines selection and the whole place...environment very nicely decorated!

Thank PinoVelardi
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

We had a nice evening with the friendly staff and the good food (polenta and local cheese as dessert). Will come back on next visit to the area.

Thank msciascia
Reviewed 10 November 2012 via mobile

High prices and not tailored to the dishes...!!!! Staff are not kind ...?!! Disappointed overall!!!!...

1  Thank FredLearson
Reviewed 21 June 2012

I went with some friends there and we ordered traditional food on the menu. The food was good, but the price are crazy. We spent nearly 100 Swiss franc each, that because we ask for a second portion and they made us to pay as...More

5  Thank realswiss
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$107
Italian, Swiss, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: viale alle Cantine 20, Mendrisio 6850, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Mendrisiotto  >  Mendrisio
  • Phone Number: +41 91 646 77 97
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Il grotto, costruito oltre un secolo fa ma rimodernato da poco, dispone di spazi ben distribuiti sia all'interno che all'esterno. La cantina dei vini é scavata in una roccia che garantisce ottime condizioni per il mantenimento dei numerosi vini. La cucina si basa sulle antiche e gustose ricette ticinesi e lombarde, senza dimenticare produzioni e merci locali legate al territorio circostante. Il ritrovo ideale per chi cerca la cucina di qualità e per gli amanti del buon vino.
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