Tessin Grotto

(219 Reviews)
Waidbadstrasse 151, Zürich, 8037
Swiss, Steaks & Grills, International, Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Locally Sourced

Top offer

Mittagsmenü CHF 26.80.- pro Person

This offer is available from January 5, 2020 until December 31, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer includes service and VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.


Main course: CHF 35
Food spend: CHF 60

Opening hours

Montag und Dienstag geschlossen. Mittwoch bis Sonntag 9.00 - 23.00 Uhr Mittagskarte:11.30 - 13.45 Uhr Kleine Karte: 13.45 - 18.00 Uhr Abendkarte: 18.00 - 21.00 Uhr

Restaurant description

Just north of Zurich on the Hönggerberg, the Tessin Grotto opens its doors for fans of Ticino cuisine, boasting the warm welcome so typical of a Swiss grotto.

On the menu at this restaurant in Zurich you’ll find a host of specialities from the canton of Ticino, from prawn ravioli in saffron dough with citrus and garlic butter, chestnut ravioli with Ticino goats cheese and sage butter with pepperoncini, or oven-roasted veal shank with homemade gnocchi. Generous with their desserts, the Tessin Grotto serves up delicious mini panettone with locally-grown peaches, almonds and a honey and cream glacé, or the scorched caramelised cream with tonka bean aromas.

What could be better to complement the southern Swiss fare than wines from the same region? Come summer, the chestnut tree garden is a hit, and winter sees guests indulging in cheese fondue and bread from the Maggia valley.

Located on the Hönggerberg just north of Zurich, the restaurant is approximately twenty minutes from the city centre. The bus lines 38 and 69 take you to the Waidbadstrasse stop and the Tessin Grotto restaurant is within ten minutes from there on foot. Those travelling by car will find ample parking at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Tessin Grotto
(based on 219 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (43)
  • al fresco (93)
  • breakfast (9)
  • business (57)
  • child friendly (48)
  • dinner (180)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (42)
  • lunch (110)
  • luxury (4)
  • private dining (80)
  • romantic (104)
  • trendy (8)
  • value (19)
  • views (12)
  • By Hanna K from Zürich
    14 March 2020

    Sehr gemütliches Restaurant mit tollem Essen und nettem Service! Immer wieder gerne.

  • By Irma G from Zürich
    1 March 2020

    it was delicious, nice presentation, friendly staff

  • By Katharina P from Zürich
    28 February 2020

    wir waren sehr zufrieden

  • By Hans B from Zürich
    25 January 2020

    Wie immer: gutes Essen, eine tolle Auswahl an feinen Weinen (Merlot). Sehr nette, kompetente unaufdringliche Bedienung.

  • By Jörg H from Weiningen
    19 January 2020

    Excellent food !

  • By Volker K from Zürich
    15 January 2020

    Schönes Grotto an aussergewöhnlicher Lage

  • By Jens W from Unterlunkhofen
    1 January 2020

    Tolles Restaurant Hier ist einfach alles stimmig, der Service die ausgewählten Speisen und natürlich die große Vielfalt an verschiedenen Fondues die zur Auswahl stehen. Ausreichend Parkplätze stehen auch direkt vor dem Restaurant zur Verfügung. Wir kommen immer wieder gerne.

  • By Donato V from Zürich
    31 December 2019

    Bester Risotto in Zürich!

  • By James M from Zurich
    14 December 2019

    Friendly service and lovely food - the rabbit stew was great. A thoroughly enjoyable lunch. Thank you.

  • By Fritz B from Wald
    24 November 2019

    Kenne das Restaurant vom Sommer, draussen. Immer sehr schön und gutes Ambiente. Restaurant drinnen (beim Cheminée) ist angenehm warm und stimmungsvoll. Wir waren im Saal nebenan. Da hat es viel Platz, zur Freude der Kinder. Aber der Raum ist etwas hoch und ein wenig "Halle", dadurch weniger Ambiente. (Vielleicht könnte man die Decke optisch etwas runderholen?)

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Tessin Grotto
Waidbadstrasse 151, Zürich, 8037

Available offers

  • Mittagsmenü CHF 26.80.- pro Person

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