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“Snooby & Overrated”

Grotto della Salute
Ranked #22 of 413 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 16 - USD 36
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 6 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 was good.

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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 Lugano train station

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Thank Ed P
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Reviewed 3 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 food was high quality. The service was friendly and attentive. Would go there again next time!

Thank stefanietina
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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 were treated to the most delicious meal of our 12 day trip to Europe. Try the spinach stuffed gnocchi and veal cheeks. Delicious.

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Thank Randal_Br
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Reviewed 5 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 restaurant isn’t open all year and from memory they shut for two weeks in August when they are away on holiday. Whilst this may have been coincidence, I would check to see if they are open should you visit.

Whilst Lugano is generally expensive for eating out, Grotto Della Salute always represents excellent value for money due to the high quality of food, friendly service and its romantic location.

Thank m_b_c14
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