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“typical regional summer outdoor restaurant”
Review of Grotto Del Cavicc

Grotto Del Cavicc
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Montagnola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$51
Cuisines: Swiss, Barbecue, European, Italian, Grill, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“typical regional summer outdoor restaurant”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

This grotto represents one of the old ones in the area and offers with its tree shadows a fresh and optimal place to eat during hot summer evenings. Good food served also after 2 pm and

  • Visited May 2014
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Lugano, Switzerland
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176 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Hearty grilled food in the open air”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

This is a place to go when the weather is pleasant and you can sit outside. The grill is running and you can smell the great cooking. Both steaks and fish. People sit late into the night nursing their wines and drinks. Since you have to drive there, you should make sure to have a designated driver!

It seems very characteristic of grottos in the Ticino area. We tried two kinds of steaks and both were very good.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Mehdi J
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Norwood, New Jersey
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Really Enjoyed our Meal”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

What a terrific meal we had. Grotto Cavicc was recommended by our hotel, but I had no idea what type of food to expect. Definitely a "hunting and foraging" type of menu, and based on an American palate, you can't be squeamish (venison, horsemeat).

But the food was delicious. Even my 12 year old daughter liked it. I had the pork checks with polenta and mushrooms, and the mushrooms tasted like they were just picked.

The waiter who took care of us was the son--mom runs the front of the "house" (about 10 tables) and dad tends bar.

What an enjoyable meal m

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Joel R
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Lugano
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Great place for a warm summer evening night. All the food was very delicious as well as the wine. Would highly recommend this restaurant for atmosphere as well as the food. Price was inline with the rest of Lugano.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank hstock
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Lugano, Switzerland
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“excellent grotto”
Reviewed 5 October 2012

excellent food but very pricy; However this is true of most swiss restaurants. went for grilled fare, went for Easter Brunch bot were very good

Visited April 2012
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Thank James S
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