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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

Quiet place...

Andrea 08 June 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

4.6 (((() (based on 198 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (161)
  • lunch (99)
  • romantic (94)
  • al fresco (83)
  • private dining (70)
  • business (49)
  • child friendly (40)
  • large parties (38)
  • afternoon tea (37)
  • value (18)
  • views (11)
  • breakfast (7)
  • trendy (7)
  • entertainment (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • ((((( 29 January 2019 by Tina from Zürich

    I love this restaurant-my favourite dish is the vegetarian Risotto Venere with truffle-but all the meals me my friends and my family tried were amazing. Great options for vegetarians to go out with meat eaters and everybody is happy!!!

  • ((((* 28 January 2019 by Meyer from Dietikon

    Wir waren mit dem Fondue sehr zufrieden.
    Angenehmes Ambiente.

  • ((((* 14 January 2019 by Luana from Embrach

    Die einzigen kleinen Kriterien sind, dass man bei 4 Personen nicht 3 verschiedene Fondues bestellen darf und man dann zum teureren „à discretion“ gedrängt wird und das in der Menükarte steht, dass man auch glutenfreies Brot zum Fondue haben kann, dieses dann aber nicht vorhanden ist. Aber das Fondue war super gut und das Personal sehr nett. Vielen Dank!

  • ((((( 8 January 2019 by Deborah from Zurich

    Excellent ambience

  • ((((( 2 January 2019 by Jana from Zurich

    sehr tolles restaurant mit super essen!

  • ((((* 19 December 2018 by Ursula from Zürich

    Nice creative Ticino cuisine, romantic location in the forest, friendly service

  • ((((( 19 December 2018 by Friederike from Zürich

    Excellent service and food. Romantic location

  • ((((* 21 November 2018 by Ursula from Zürich

    Uns gefällt das Grotto sehr gut, wir haben hier oben im Nov. vor 29 Jahren geheiratet und kommen immer wieder gerne.

  • ((((* 20 November 2018 by Maria from Zürich

    Excellent experience; we shall go there again! Our meal was very good and we were gently help to cose the correct Wine too. Nice and professional people working there; good price / quality relation.

  • ((((* 12 November 2018 by Depetro from Zürich

    gemütliches Restaurant, schöne atmosphäre, romantische atmosphäre, gute bedienung, sehr zartes fleisch bei 3 verschiedenen Speisen

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