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Grotto della Salute

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via Madonna della Salute 10 | Piazza Bacco, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 966 04 76
11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the first time in 8 years last week and it's still so very good. Our previous trips to Lugano have been during its " Betriebs Ferien" hence the long break. The veal Milanese was amazing and the steak was swiftly demolished by our kids. It's always busy so worth reserving a table in advance to avoid... More 

Thank Lucydaniel
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Old-fashioned and cozy this restaurant is really a hidden gem for me as non local. Found it once and you will never forget. The best tartar with white truffles I ever eat and other dishes also are excellent.

Thank Serge G
Lugano, Switzerland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Always busy , nice atmosphere, service always good , good food and for Lugano very reasonable highly recommend reserving in advance

1 Thank everhopeful2016
Lugano, Switzerland
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Nice grotto, food is quite good. My wife had a very tender entrecote. I had some tasty ravioli. I would have given this grotto 5 stars if it weren't for the waiters being unsmiling and not particularly friendly.

Thank Philip P
Coquimbito, Argentina
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Had polpetti salad - just right. Excellent table separation, light, temperature and noise level. Perfect for a very pleasant dinner

1 Thank ManuelLucero
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

After making reservations twice, making sure you call again the same night. We arrived and on one had our reservations. Graceful they gave us a table in the basement. It seems they prefer their local patrons who just walk in a get an table. Good luck if you're a foreigner or new to them. The service is ok and food... More 

1 Thank GCM_FL
Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The restaurant is about a mile (uphill) from the lake. We enjoyed the walk. Please note that the restaurant only offers menus in Italian and German, but not in English.The food was great. We arrived about an hour before the closed for lunch (I believe they close the kitchen at 2:00 p.m.). This restaurant is a short walk from the... More 

Thank Ed P
Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We found the restaurant thanks Trip Advisor and decided to go as it was close to our hotel. The location was nice, a bit noisy as the restaurant was full. The menu consisted of typical Ticino meals. We had a very delicious starter and then freshly made pasta with game meat and meat with a very tasty wine sauce. The... More 

Thank stefanietina
Montgomery, Alabama
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. We were a party of six and were seated in the wine cellar. Absolutely stunning. The restaurant was mostly filled with locals and the menus were only in Italian. With the assistance of our head waiter we order wonderful local wines and... More 

Thank Randal_Br
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Tucked away in a more residential area of Lugano behind the main train station, Grotto Della Salute never fails to please. It serves traditional local cuisine and has a wide choice of dishes on the menu. It is set in a stunning tree covered location where I would try to get a table outside, under the tree if possible. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Madonna della Salute 10 | Piazza Bacco, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 966 04 76

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?