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Grotto Figini

$$ - $$$
Italian, Swiss, European
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Via ai Grotti | Gentilino, Lugano 6925, Switzerland
+41 91 994 40 80
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Lugano, Switzerland
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405 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 typical Ticinese with a board of daily specials, wine list offered a good choice of... More 

Thank Samantha M
Montagnola, Switzerland
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 other. Despite our vicinity to the waiter's station, it took about 20 minutes before we... More 

Thank Rocachal T
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
Surf City USA
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767 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
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 grotto openings. (In the winter, the air is still the same temperature, so it feels... More 

Thank jg3arrow
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
Zurich, Switzerland
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 campared with other grottos. They have a lot of nice seating places outside during summer.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Swiss, European
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?