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Grotto del Pep

via Arbostora 18, Lugano 6913, Switzerland
+41 91 994 43 36
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (13 reviews)
“polenta” (15 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
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Swiss, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
via Arbostora 18, Lugano 6913, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Cozy place for meat dinners. We had a nice carpaccio and local meats plate for starters, then ribs and steak for main. beers are nice (bottled), local Merlot wine is not as good as the Barbera. Local made deserts (chocolate muss, Tiramisu) were very...More

Thank Avi P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grotto Del Pep' is THE local experience to have. The food was delicious and of great quality, the boss and his staff are amazing and kind. This place is warm and convivial. We had a great night and we will certainly come back when we...More

Thank Thalissa N
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Always a great choice when it comes meat and traditional ticinese food. Loving the bushmeat here, especially the deer. Reasonably priced for the quality of the meat. Family ruined, home feeling guaranteed.

Thank Jessica r
Reviewed 7 October 2017

It is simply the best place to eat "puntini" the pork ribs from the grill. Really tasty in a nice athmosphere. Even so it is always busy and you need to reserve the service is friendly and efficient.

Thank mpu8
Reviewed 7 September 2017

You eat so much (and well) that you won't forget it. Typical Grotto experience in Canton Ticino. Always very full therefore there is some problems with the parking of your car. I suggest to carpooling if your organize a group dinner or lunch!

Thank Paolo_Switzerland
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We ate polenta with moshrums an puntine di maiale Those are very good. The problem is the grill because is nearly to the tables.

Thank Giulio B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

So typical from the region! Absolutely loved it! And not expensive for what we ate! Book in advance as they are victim of their success!!

1  Thank ericjanmayer
Reviewed 26 June 2017

If you want to get the Ticino grotto experience this is the place to go. Going here for the long Sunday lunch is a must. The pork ribs are worth the trip alone, but when you add in the meat and cheese starters, merlot, polenta...More

Thank bods11
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The pork ribs are dry-rubbed and succulent and definitely worth the short drive from Lugano central. The accompanying chips and polenta were also great additions. Everything we ordered was gluten free - I mean, it's bbq after-all. Couldn't help ourselves and had to order some...More

Thank Glutenfreefeedz
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent place, great area to seat outside. Nice location just few minutes drive from Lugano. Best ribs ever!

Thank maluch_zuri
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 61
Swiss, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Arbostora 18, Lugano 6913, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 994 43 36
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