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“Nice place with good food but overpriced” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grotto Del Cavicc

Grotto Del Cavicc
Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Montagnola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: Swiss, Italian, Barbecue, European, Grill, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Lugano, Switzerland
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Nice place with good food but overpriced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

I have visited this place several times. The ambiance is nice, the food is good to very good and the outside seating feels amazing under the shade. It is pretty big but it is always crowded so it's better to reserve in advance. The only negative point are the staff attitude (only average, while normally staff in Switzerland is pretty nice) and the price is excessive for the food you are eating (ribs, polenta, ...) - almost ridiculous. But it's a place worth visiting.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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LaGrangeville, NY
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nothing like a warm summer evening at Grotto Cavicc”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2010

This seasonal outdoor-only restaurant, set deep in the woods on a hillside over Lugano, is a great place to spend a summer evening with friends enjoying the mixed cured meats, grilled specialties and ticinese polenta. The torta della nonna (a lemon flavored dense cake) and an espresso is a really nice finish... They roll out the awnings when it rains and roll them in to catch the sun during the lunch hour. The relaxed service and crowd really make for a great time.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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