Ticino is harmoniously balancing respect for tradition with a spirit of innovation. It is all about traditional cooking –closely linked to local produce. The best place in which to savour traditional Ticino cuisine is in a “grotto”, inns that originated as cool cellars excavated from the rock. But don't forget the starred restaurants and their luxurious atmosphere. And when you go to a restaurant that is part of the "Ticino a tavola" initiative, you are sure to find a choice of dishes with typical Ticino products and wines on the menu.