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Ristorante Castelgrande e Grotto San Michele

Salita al Castelgrande | Salita al Castello, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
+41 91 814 87 81
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“risotto” (4 reviews)
“sit outside” (3 reviews)
“terrace” (8 reviews)
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Deli, Italian, Swiss, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Salita al Castelgrande | Salita al Castello, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location and very good food. However, this was overshadowed by a 25 minute wait for the check (after asking for it). I actually like the European way - not getting the check until you ask for it. But 25 minutes is too long -...More

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

On a wonderful terrace in restaurante Castelgrande in a castle ambiance with superb attractions, special service and very good dishes; to recommend.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Excellent food and service, good value for money. The location is unique with view on old town of Bellinzona and to "La Collegiata". The terrace with pergola give a very fresh summer atmosphere. The indoor Restaurant is very well decorated and cosy, ideal for rainy...More

Thank ponte1971
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The hotel recommended there to eat dinner.The view was excellent.It located inside the castle.The food and service were also excellent.

2  Thank Naoko K
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The terrace which is considered part of the Grotto Sane Michele is well worth the stop while you visit the castle. The setting is magical, and the atmosphere is fantastic. Our waiter was very helpful, and was a good laugh. Exceptionally good was their Risotto....More

1  Thank Frank M
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The view from the terrace of Grotto San Michele is incredible! And the waiters go out of their way for the guests, got me an amazing plate after the kitchen closed for lunch!

Thank 344blankas
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is actually called Grotto San Michele and we decided to sit outside and look at the gorgeous views under the sun. Amazing experience and the food was good. The waiter was excellent too.

Thank Dina H
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The setting of the Grotto is just beautiful. Considering you are eating in a tourist attraction, I was very surprised at the quality of the delicious food. High chair was provided for our 2 year old. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Kids were provided with something...More

1  Thank simplefamilytravel
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was a perfect late October day and lunch on the terrace was in order. Service was friendly, not rushed though the restaurant was full. Husband had "one of the best salads ever, Salata Castelgrande." I thoroughly enjoyed mt\y Parmesan risotto.

2  Thank illini572016
Reviewed 14 September 2016

There are two restaurants in Castelgrande and we went to the Grotto San Michele. I had seen that there was a special fritto misto menu in the summer months so thought it was worth a try. I sent an email to reserve a table but...More

1  Thank Veni_bibi_edi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salita al Castelgrande | Salita al Castello, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Bellinzona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 814 87 81
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The Castelgrande Restaurant serves local cuisine with Mediterranean accents elaborated with fresh, seasonal and local, in order to offer a culinary combination and amazing gastronomy for any palate. The attentive service and professional spoil you unforgettable moments. The Grotto San Michele awaits you with its fabulous terrace, between the town-walls and the vineyards of Castelgrande with a panoramic view of the city of Bellinzona. The gastronomic offer could not deviate from the Ticino tradition with the dishes of our territory . Grotto San Michele The Grotto San Michele awaits you with its fabulous outdoor terrace and feature vaulted room, between the town-walls and the vineyards of Castelgrande with view on the city of Bellinzona. The gastronomic offer could not deviate from the Ticino tradition with dishes in our territory but also with the proposals of the business lunch "Godenda”. Every tuesday and wednesday nights take advantage of our special evening.
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