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Trattoria Cantinin del Gatt

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European
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vicolo al Sasso 4, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
+41 91 825 27 71
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Pianezzo, Switzerland
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great ambiance in this small, intimate and typical restaurant. Good local dishes, well balanced. Friendly service and moderate prices. A nice restaurant where you are always welcome even if only for a drink.

1 Thank Stefanie B
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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585 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 763 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Very well executed menu done really well, This is a small establishment that punches above its weight. The service is fine and the wine is quite good. Well worthwhile!

Thank Lechiffre1
Zurich, Switzerland
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310 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

I had dinner here last Friday with my brother, who is a regular customer in this venue. We had a lovely experience in this wonderful rustic restaurant in the very heart of Bellinzona, just a few steps from the town house (il municipio), We had a lovely deer filet "tagliata" with a choice of vegetables and potatoes. A real treat... More 

Thank Ivano62
Lugano, Switzerland
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355 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Hidden away from the main streets , just some steps up a cobblestone ally going towards the main castle, this is a charming little place offering a quality variety of food across the extensive 3 course menu. Deliciosly cooked! Wine comes by the glass, if you whish, from a choice of quality wines. A pity that the service, when paying,... More 

1 Thank Charles I
Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by a ticinese local. He also recommended us pizzeria Giardino( truly vindicated as per my review). We had a long tiring day visiting Lugano and subsequently walked to the m ontebello castle and on the way back, stopped by the tratorria at about 7 pm...w e were the first guests and were reasonably well... More 

1 Thank Vish L
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

It's a very good restaurant with Italian/Ticino/Mediterranean food. The ambience is very romantic. Prices OK! If you are in Bellinzona, it's a place to go!

1 Thank Marbucher
Brissago, Switzerland
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

I've been in this restaurant a few times and the experience is always slightly different, but the constant is that the food is good and the offer is not a common one (even though, sometimes, it is a little limited if you have restrictions due for example to religious or dietary requirements). Reservation is a must and it is better... More 

2 Thank ATV-Suisse
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

I went to this placve with my Wife on the 2nd March 2013. We currently have a 2 year old little son. The restaurant did have space. When asked to come in, they advised "no bambini". We even asked if could wait and we where roughly answered 30 minutes. We walked out and another lady nicely pushed my pregnant wife... More 

2 Thank noufou
gattbellinzona, Gerente at Trattoria Cantinin del Gatt, responded to this review
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Gentile Signore, Rispondo alla sua recensione dicendo con certezza che ciò che dice non è corretto. Mi ricordo benissimo dell'accaduto... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

My wife and I had a lovely dinner in the small outside yard here in early September 2012. Swift, personal service and one of the best beef tartar I have ever had, and I have had quite a few in my days.

Thank Gunnardo
Lucerne, Switzerland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

Having spent a wet day in Bellinzona we went to the Tourist Info for a suggestion and were given this one among a couple of others. We thought it looked nice (without being over-the-top) so entered and having immediately seen the back part of the restaurant we asked if we could sit there rather than in the front. We were... More 

Thank Nicole K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: vicolo al Sasso 4, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Bellinzona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 825 27 71

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?