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Grotto Figini

€€ - €€€Italian, , European
Via ai Grotti | Gentilino, Lugano 6925, Switzerland
+41 91 994 40 80
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
28 Jun 2017
“First night in Lugano”
5 Feb 2016
“Good more of a restaurant then a grotto”
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Italian, Swiss, European
€€ - €€€
Via ai Grotti | Gentilino, Lugano 6925, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

We arrived in Lugano tired and hungry after a long flight from California. Grotto Figini was the perfect dinner spot for our family of 6. Our server was incredibly helpful and kind. She spent a lot of time translating the menu. It is mainly beef...More

Thank kimberlygstewart
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Friendly welcome, cool decor, simple and tasty. Menu as a good choice, love the little road where the restaurant is set. Worth checking out and go back, although as said it's more of a restaurant then a grotto.

Thank Za036
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, friendly people. That is THE PLACE in Lugano. The sensation of being in home but enjoying food with a very professional touch. A must do in Lugano.

Thank RenatoMoritz
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We visited this grotto by mishap as the grotto we were looking for was closed. What a great find. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. It is situated along the side of a lane amongst the trees, giving a warm, cosy feel. The menu is...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Four of us booked Sunday lunch, having been previously a few months ago. The restaurant was full, however our table had been given away and we were placed right at the entrance, by the kitchen entrance on one side and the waiter's station on the...More

Thank Rocachal T
Reviewed 28 March 2014

One of my favorite places to eat in the Lugano area - great for lunch too !! Great friendly service and a nice wine list.

Thank ticinogirl
Reviewed 31 May 2013

In the mountains around Lago di Lugano (and Como, to a lesser extent) there are grottos, which are deep holes into the earth, that have 60-ish degree air coming out. This makes a refreshing atmosphere in summer, when a few local restaurants operate around the...More

Thank jg3arrow
Reviewed 16 August 2012 via mobile

Went the first time tonight to the newly renovated Grotto Figini. More upmarket than the old one. Very nice atmosphere. Very busy with guests. I had the steak tartar, which was outstanding. Definitely worth a visit when in Lugano.

1  Thank steseb
Reviewed 5 August 2010

Local Grotto (restaurant) located in the woods on the hills in Gentilino, 5 minutes by car from Lugano city. They only serve local food from Ticino, like polenta e capretto, rabbit, etc. Limited choice of food, but well done. Good quality. The prices are cheap...More

Thank Swissjack
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Swiss, European
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via ai Grotti | Gentilino, Lugano 6925, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 994 40 80
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