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“Quick, joyful and healthy”
Review of Grotto Bundi

Grotto Bundi
Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Mendrisio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$39
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We were lucky to get into completely booked restaurant on Saturday night. Nice environment is already described in previous reviews. Immediately charmed with a view of polenta being cooked in a chimney. Warm hospitality of personnel and excellent dishes. We ate a lot and it wasn't heavy. Wines were recommended by waiter and perfectly matched with a taste of polenta with cheese, deer meat, local spicy sausage and mashrooms in special herbs sauce. Excellent!

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Ticino is the most southern Canton of Switzerland, where people speaks italian. The polenta you eat at Grotto Bundi, a typical ticinese house at the Cantine of Mendrisio, is absolutely homemade, using yellow and dark cornflowers. It has the right consistency and the ideal to accompany best dishes, also all freshly prepared, every day. From wonderful mushrooms to the tasty brasato, quails, mortadella with white beens and many many more delicious food. And you can round up your meal with "Formaggini" of the Valle di Muggio, an excellent, mature local cheese with local Merlot wine and as dessert some tiramisu, torta di pane (bread cake) or other typical sweets and cakes. To finish in glory have an Espresso and a "shot" of Grappa del Ticino. The hospitality is familiar and very friendly, the owner and his wife speak eprfect English and other languages. The prices are more than fair. A MUST any time I go back to Ticino.

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Reviewed 18 September 2012

This is one of those well known Ticino grottoes (taverns)... in the past tried to dine there but found the place closed and said to myself will go back and finally did this time, after years...

Located in a road full of ancient wine cellars (some of them dated from the XVIII century) small 2 or 3 storey buildings with gracious balconies, terraces, porches, arches and frescoes… very nice in the summertime to sit in one of those tables by the street.

We had a cold cuts plate as starter, then a giant delicious minestrone, an unmissable "boccalino" and a cornerstone polenta with stewed rabbit... the real taste of polenta as tasted by our grands and great grands, cooked in copper pot, and by the fire... could smell the burned wood smoke from the polenta... yummy...

Prices are adequate to the place, in reality not very pricey... the service is quick and efficient... a great place to experience the local traditional cuisine as our ancestors used to be!!!

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Reviewed 11 May 2012

Definitely, one of the best grotto in Ticino. It is not expensive and the food is very very good! Quails, rabbit, brasato, cheese, mortadella, and a lot of gnummy food with polenta.The service is familiar, the owner speak many languages and they are really kind.

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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Just across the border from Italy, into the southern corner of Switzerland, come to Mendrisio for first class shopping at the immense "Foxtown" Outlet open 7days/week. But then you can't miss this charming little "grotto", the original easy-going spot to stop off for some genuine polenta, muschrooms and all kinds of roast or stewed meat. Vast choice of local wines. Better give them a phone as it's always very well...filled!

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Thank Charles I
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