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Grotto La Ginestra da Ghilardi

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Swiss, Italian
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Monti di Ronco, Ronco sopra Ascona 6622, Switzerland
+41 79 233 83 52
11:45 - 22:00
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Sun 11:45 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:45 - 22:00
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Kildare, Ireland
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138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This place is well worth the very long uphill drive to get to. So cute you want to sit there forever. Nice service from friendly staff. Food was lovely. We had some amazing anti-pasti. This place is not cheap but by Swiss standards, not expensive either. The views are wonderful. It was our favorite restaurant on our tour of Switzerland.

Thank jp t
Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The drive up is quite narrow and curvy, but beautiful. You get rewarded with a great view and delicious snails with mushroom and polenta. Very friendly service as well.

Thank Anja K
Zug, Switzerland
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161 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Being in this region you have to visit this place, with fantastic viem over the Lake. Hard drive, being carefully and to watch every corner as well as to take a brake, stop in between. It is a place to relax and to think over not a high gourment place, normal expecting Swiss local region food with high prices, due... More 

Thank zugch
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

After a long and difficult walk I came across this place up in the hills above Brissago there was a warm welcome from the waitress and very efficient service the food arrived quickly and was presented beautifully and tasted delicious

Thank Robert B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

A great place where you can eat and drink something, and live a good day in the nature. And lumache are something special, like taiada and colada ....

2 Thank Michele F
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85 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

The climb is hard but the view is beautiful. The menu is typical ticinese food. Simple but good. The grotto itself is very nicely made of stone. Friendly staff.

1 Thank cyberasylum
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2012

Small family owned business, which usually is a guarantee for a warm and friendly service. The setting is just slightly below what I expected when I planned to eat in a traditional grotto, but very cozy, beautiful, in the middle of nature and blessed by a gorgeous view on the lake (which you have the earn by driving several km... More 

Thank Flautor
Waterloo, Belgium
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Cozy place, gorgeous views. Delicious Ticino cuisine. Loved it!

1 Thank Meaghen G

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$40
Swiss, Italian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
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Open Hours
11:45 - 21:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monti di Ronco, Ronco sopra Ascona 6622, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ronco sopra Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 79 233 83 52

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?