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Grottino Ticinese

) #4 of 70 Restaurants in Bellinzona €€ - €€€ Italian, , European
via Lavizzari 1, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
+41 91 826 39 64
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good51%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
27 Aug 2016
“Perfect Italian hospitality”
23 Aug 2016
“Good food, friendly staff”
All hours
Italian, Swiss, European
€€ - €€€
via Lavizzari 1, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a gem. Brilliant food, great friendly service and a very cool old building which oozes ambience. Full of friendly locals of which most are probably regulars. Outstanding coffee rounds off a wonderful Saturday lunch.

1  Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Visited Grottino Ticinese before Castlegrande which is approximately 10minutes walk away. So glad I managed to get a seat as it was packed 30 minutes into my meal. There is no english menu so I got them to serve their best dish (tagliata) and man,...More

Thank gnowkeenz
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Am a big believer in preserving our grottos, a dying breed of restaurants unique to the area. This one is frequented mostly by locals, which tells you something right there. Under the same ownership for 17+ years, the atmosphere and wait staff are friendly, warm...More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had some very good food here, mostly the typical Ticino cuisine like roast beef and vitello tonato. We also had the very typical dessert made of chestnut... maybe not everyone will like it, but it was very good. Staff was very, very friendly.

Thank Andy Z
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The Grottino Ticinese is a great family-style restaurant. At lunch time it was filled to capacity with lots of locals, which says enough. We had the special, hamburger and fries. Recommended for an uncomplicated lunch with great service.

Thank Dutch_Travel-R
Reviewed 18 June 2015

The restaurant is in a residential area near a park. We sat outdoors beneath big trees. For the 5 of us, we had the beef a la Robespierre (their specialty), pasta with butter and sage, pasta with pomodoro and cream, and prosciutto with cantaloupe slices....More

Thank Coellum
Reviewed 20 January 2015

I went there for a meal with 4 other friends because we were told we would get a very good tartare steak. They were wrong and we got an excellent one! The portions were not overly abundant, tough we are all big eaters. Also the...More

Thank The_Zec
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We were in town only for one day and we found the restaurant on trip advisor. We were late and the kitchen was about to close but they let us have dinner. We had horse fillet which was very fresh, tender and perfectly cooked. We...More

Thank Matteo B
Reviewed 24 October 2013

This stone building set in a park reminded me of the Peak Cafe in Hong Kong, but the interior was pure Swiss charm. People had raved about the steak, so one of our group tried it and said it was okay but nothing fabulous. The...More

1  Thank GlobalGeckos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
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Does the restaurant accept credit cards or Euros?
18 August 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Italian, Swiss, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Lavizzari 1, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Bellinzona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 826 39 64
  • E-mail
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