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Tessin Grotto

Waidbadstrasse 151, 8037, Zürich

(((() Swiss
  •  - Zurich
  •  - Zurich
  •  - Zurich
  •  - Zurich
  •  - Zurich
  •  - Zurich
  •  - Zurich
Main course: Fr.35
Food spend: Fr.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

Das Essen war hervorragend. Alle bekamen das Essen gleichzeitig.

Arnold Kunz 09 March 2018
from Urdorf

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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.

Tessin Grotto

Waidbadstrasse 151, 8037, Zürich

Contact +41 442714750

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Customer reviews for Tessin Grotto

4.5 (((() (based on 116 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (91)
  • lunch (56)
  • al fresco (55)
  • romantic (51)
  • private dining (35)
  • large parties (22)
  • child friendly (20)
  • afternoon tea (19)
  • business (19)
  • value (5)
  • views (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((( 14 March 2018 by Stefan from Zurich

    Great service, great food, great place. A good surprise in a lovely place.

  • ((((( 9 March 2018 by Arnold Kunz from Urdorf

    Das Essen war hervorragend. Alle bekamen das Essen gleichzeitig.

  • ((((( 7 March 2018 by Urs Koller from Ebikon

    Excellent restaurant

  • ((((( 6 March 2018 by Doris Bergmeister from zürich

    war sehr gemütlich Service
    kompetent und freundlich
    Menueänderungen ohne Probleme möglich

  • ((((* 5 March 2018 by Andreas Biel from zurich

    great restaurant with original dishes and very well cooked. Atmosphere only top in the room with the open fire and outside.

  • ((((( 5 March 2018 by Micaela from Zürich

    Excellent experience, very good food and very nice surprise at the end for my birthday: a dessert plate with delicious desserts to enjoy. Well done! We will return for sure with the whole family.

  • (((** 13 February 2018 by Tissa Maraffio from Zprich

    The food ist not that what I‘ve expected

  • ((((( 13 January 2018 by Andrea Traugott from ZH

    Nice place with nice food

  • ((((( 11 January 2018 by Jens Krüger from Zurich

    Delicious food and very friedly service

  • ((((( 9 January 2018 by Deborah Vogt from Zürich

    Sehr gute Küche, freundlicher und schneller Service, sehr gemütlich eingerichtet.

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