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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

Super schöne Location, toller Service und feines Essen. Was will man mehr.

Jana 13 May 2019
from Zürich

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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 172 reviews)
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Recommended for

  • dinner (140)
  • lunch (86)
  • romantic (78)
  • al fresco (72)
  • private dining (59)
  • business (41)
  • child friendly (34)
  • large parties (32)
  • afternoon tea (31)
  • value (14)
  • views (10)
  • breakfast (5)
  • entertainment (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • luxury (3)
  • ((((( 30 July 2018 by Ernst from Zürich

    Herrliche Lage für den heissen Sommerabend, zuvorkommende, freundliche Bedienung. Hervorragende Küche. Gerne wieder!

  • ((((( 27 July 2018 by Silvana from Zürich

    Wir waren rundum zufrieden, Essen , Bedienung

  • ((((* 21 July 2018 by Roman from Elfingen

    Nice ambiance, nice, pittoresque place, great location, nice garden

  • ((((* 16 July 2018 by Patrik from Zurich


  • ((((( 14 July 2018 by Daniel from Zurich

    lovely, excellent food, romantic atmosphere in the wood!

  • (((** 10 July 2018 by Kaspar from Zürich

    Mittelprächtig, Essen gut, Bedienung zu laut, aber aufmerksam

  • ((((* 9 July 2018 by Cornelia from Zürich

    tolles Essen, freundliche Bedienung, tolle Tessinergerichte. Gartenlaube sehr schon

  • ((((* 26 June 2018 by Stefanie from Zurich

    Delicious food! Absolutely worth to go there and relax and dine deliciously!

  • ((((* 5 June 2018 by Benjamin from Zurich

    Really friendly and attentive staff! The choice of starters is quite limited and the goat-cheese "nocken" tasted more like whipped cream than goat cheese. There is a wide choice of mains and the ones we had were decent / okay-ish (Ossobuco and coniglio-stew). Portion sizes are quite small and thus the value for money is not good. The raspberry sorbet we had for desert was absolutely delicious.
    We had to wait at least 30 min for the main course despite the restaurant being only half full. However, the courteous and friendly service made up for it.

  • ((((( 4 June 2018 by Claudia from Dänikon

    Sehr gutes Essen und sehr freundliches Personal.

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