Traditional food at the grotto

The ‘Grotto’ is one of the most characteristic types of restaurant in Ticino. You’ve never experienced one? Then don’t hesitate, come and discover what it’s all about!

In the Summer heat, a lunch or dinner in the open air is what you need. But grottos go one step further, because they are almost always on the edge of a wood, guaranteeing some natural shade and a refreshingly cool micro-climate.

That’s not all. Over a ‘boccalino’ of one of the amazing local reds you’re also able to enjoy dishes all based on traditional local products from the Italian part of Switzerland, including polenta, cold meats and delicious cheeses. This is rustic food at its spectacular best!

Your grotto awaits you in Ticino.

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