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Grotto Pierino

$$ - $$$Italian,
Centro Paese | Cureggia, Lugano 6963, Switzerland
+41 91 941 87 96
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
19 Mar 2017
“Traditional polenta ”
28 Sep 2016
“Tipico ticinese”
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Swiss
$$ - $$$
Centro Paese | Cureggia, Lugano 6963, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The location is very peculiar, at the top of a hill over looking Lugano and its lake. Polenta keeps piping in a copper pot over the fireplace. We started our lunch with typical lardo, coppa and salami: amazing! We cobtinued with polenta and rabbit and...More

Thank London_foodies
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Family restaurant with large terrace and view of Lugano. Very kind service by the owner, good selection of charcuterie, excellent polenta and coniglio (rabbit). Local wine was an experience, we skipped to Merlot, bottled. Beautiful hike further up to Bré village (bus connection). I recommend...More

Thank elydia
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Very authentic grotto located in hills just 10-15 minuted from Lugano. Family owned and run, with fantastic affetati (salumi, cheeses, prosciutto) and polenta with rabbit. You drink house win out of small bowls. The experience, the family owners, the setting is all excellent. I highly...More

Thank John116477
Reviewed 25 June 2015

As a family we were travelling to Italy and stopped in Lugano on the way for a few nights. We wanted to eat in a Grotto to get a local flavour of the area and went here after looking at TA. We, sorry I went...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 5 November 2014

had one of my best lunches at Grotto Pierino!!! Great homemade dishes...the polenta and brasato as my Mum use to cook! Great dessert and wine! The place is fantastic and great atmosphere!

Thank PinoVelardi
Reviewed 9 June 2014

ok...the offer is quite limited in terms of meals but you don't care! You don't care first because you understand very quickly that this familiar restaurant serves their home-made sauvages and cold meat and it is very very good but also because the place and...More

Thank caro b
Reviewed 20 April 2014

I just enjoyed drinking a glas of red wine with polenta and brasato on the terrace. Grotto Pierino offers a limited but excellent choice of local food with wine in a quiet location with a beeautifull view on Lugano from the terrace (Cureggia is not...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Very friendly staff and great fod! Siple as you want to have it in a Grotto! Very nice view over Lugano and nice winding road! Easy to find and close to Lugano!

1  Thank zurigo
Reviewed 24 August 2012

We didn't actually eat here. We only had ice cream, coffee and torta di pane. The location is very nice und if you walk to the small church you have a wonderful view of Lugano and the lake.

Thank kybtur
Reviewed 5 August 2012

One of a few grottos in Lugano that actually is a grotto, not just the name. Authentic environment, very few dishes, cooked on the day, all excellent like home made and very generous portions. We had minestrone and polenta with rabbit and ossobuco, and at...More

Thank BElge
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 36
Italian, Swiss
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Paese | Cureggia, Lugano 6963, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 941 87 96
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