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Grotto del Pep

via Arbostora 18, Lugano 6913, Switzerland
+41 91 994 43 36
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (16 reviews)
“polenta” (16 reviews)
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Swiss, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
via Arbostora 18, Lugano 6913, Switzerland
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Ideal place where to enjoy real ticinese cuisine. excellent grilled meat and homemade desserts; good wine; to recommend, and you wish to return.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We had such a fun evening and such a fun dinner at Grotto Del Pep. The food, the ribs and polenta and potatoes and the mushrooms were amazing! The ambience, sitting outside, the fun vibe and buzz, just a wonderful summer evening. Our lovely server...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JulietNYC
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

How can this be the #2 One of the best meals we have had Staff and everything was get The weather prevent a good view but who can control the weather. Worth the trip from Milano just for this meal

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank JEP1957
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Even if i'm local i write the reviews in english... i suggest to order their famous ribs, you will surely enjoy it. the location is great, eating outside under these trees is beautiful. Be aware to go just if the weather is nice, otherwise you...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Rachelthebroccoli
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Nice Cozy place for meat dinners. We had a nice carpaccio and local meats plate for starters, then ribs and steak for main. beers are nice (bottled), local Merlot wine is not as good as the Barbera. Local made deserts (chocolate muss, Tiramisu) were very...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Avi P
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Grotto Del Pep' is THE local experience to have. The food was delicious and of great quality, the boss and his staff are amazing and kind. This place is warm and convivial. We had a great night and we will certainly come back when we...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Thalissa N
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Always a great choice when it comes meat and traditional ticinese food. Loving the bushmeat here, especially the deer. Reasonably priced for the quality of the meat. Family ruined, home feeling guaranteed.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Jerrycious
Reviewed 7 October 2017

It is simply the best place to eat "puntini" the pork ribs from the grill. Really tasty in a nice athmosphere. Even so it is always busy and you need to reserve the service is friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank mpu8
Reviewed 7 September 2017

You eat so much (and well) that you won't forget it. Typical Grotto experience in Canton Ticino. Always very full therefore there is some problems with the parking of your car. I suggest to carpooling if your organize a group dinner or lunch!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Paolo_Switzerland
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We ate polenta with moshrums an puntine di maiale Those are very good. The problem is the grill because is nearly to the tables.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Giulio B
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8 February 2018|
Response from Jerrycious | Reviewed this property |
It is a typical ticinese restaurant mostly famous for its meat dishes. The cost are in line with all the Swiss restaurants, around 50- per person This is with no doubts one of my favorite restaurant nearby lugano.
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10 July 2017|
Response from Sim C | Reviewed this property |
Si è fattibile mediante i mezzi pubblici, a tale riguardo si consiglia di vedere il sito lugano.ch per gli orari ed i tracciati.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$71
Swiss, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 有泊車位, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Arbostora 18, Lugano 6913, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 994 43 36
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La cucina vera ticinese, è questo che vi possiamo offrire. La cucina tipica dal Ticino. Cucina calda dalle 12:00 alle 14:00, e dalle 18:30 alle 21:30.La storia del "Grotto del Pep", non si puo raccontare. Venite a viverla personalmente. A pochi passi dal centro-città di Lugano, immerso in un' oasi di verde tra gli alberi secolari di querce, un ambiente accogliente e gradevole.Le nostre specialità: Il capretto al forno con contorni, il brasato con polenta e funghi porcini, il coniglio al forno con contorni, la carne alla griglia. Senza dimenticare i piatti di selvaggina.
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