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Grotto Morchino

In Ticino in Pazzallo-Lugano, a real authentic ticinese grotto surrounded by the green.The good typical homemade kitchen in a characteristic ambiance. Grotto Morchino has a cozy lounge with a beautiful fireplace. Outside you find a terrace which, in summertime with its long tables, makes it easy to socialite and becomes an opportunity for tasting grilled meat.

Our kitchen is linked to the territory. For the preparation of the dishes we are always looking for the best products, giving priority to those of our region.

The environment surrounding the place where you eat must be able to give the food a special flavor, unrepeatable elsewhere. At the grotto Morchino you find an unique and genuine ambiance. We will do everything to make you feel like at home.

Since 1842 the Grotto Morchino is owned by the family Olgiati. Pierluigi Olgiati still keeps alive the tradition of genuine and popular people from Ticino and in particular of Lugano.

The grotto Morchino, even after its restructuring, has maintained the look and spirit of the original, dating back to the early 1800s. The Grotto Morchino was also destination of the famous writer Hermann Hesse, who in 1919 wrote "Klingsor's Last Summer".

Open: from March to December


  • Timetable Monday: chiuso
    Tuesday: 10:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 24:00
    Wednesday: 10:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 24:00
    Thursday: 10:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 24:00
    Friday: 10:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 24:00
    Saturday: aperto solo la sera
    Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 24:00
  • TYPE OF VENUE Grotto , Restaurant
  • TYPE OF CUISINE Ticinese
  • LOCATION On the hill
  • SERVICES Main credit cards accepted
  • VENUES Suitable for families , Garden , Private parking , Balcony