Tessin Grotto

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


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 225 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (43)
  • al fresco (96)
  • breakfast (9)
  • business (58)
  • child friendly (48)
  • dinner (186)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (42)
  • lunch (112)
  • luxury (4)
  • private dining (83)
  • romantic (105)
  • trendy (8)
  • value (19)
  • views (12)
  • By Milly W from Zurich
    20 August 2020


  • By Walter G from Zürich
    7 August 2020

    Coniglio entsprach nicht meinen Erwartungen (habe Coniglio al umido erwartrt)

  • By Stefanie M from Zürich
    24 July 2020

    Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Abend mit tollem Essen und super Service. Vielen Dank.

  • By Stef R from Zürich
    12 July 2020

    tolle Küche, identisch, super neter Service, sehr aufmerksam

  • By Silvia W from Zollikerberg
    3 July 2020

    Es war einfach wunderbar!

  • By Marcel H from Zürich
    2 July 2020

    Gutes Essen, sehr guter und aufgestellter Service, gemütlicher Abend, ich werde sicher wieder kommen.

  • 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.

Restaurant Location Map
Tessin Grotto
Waidbadstrasse 151, Zürich, 8037

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