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“Friendly, near the waterfall polenta restaurant ”
Review of Grotto Efra

Grotto Efra
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Sonogno
Price range: US$9 - US$28
Cuisines: Swiss
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: We are a Grotto: we love food, we love people and we love nature. Don't expect to find Pizza or Pasta, we are not an italian restaurant: we are a traditional place. Our place is open from May till end of October, join us if you like to share special moments.
Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is in a beautiful setting with outside seating and friendly service.
The main dish served is polenta in different ways but trout was also available when we went as well as soup and salads.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

We were so impressed by our visit to Efra. Cosy and traditional and oozing rustic charm, the staff were young, cool, conscious and enthusiastic. Their love for both the venue and the food was so evident! It always makes for an enjoyable experience.

The food is properly local. Only a small menu but each dish made in the regional style and with a lot of care and attention. We ate the marinated river trout caught just down the road and the polenta with porcini mushrooms which were also in season and foraged locally. It was so delicious and the portions were extremely generous! They recommended some divine local wine to go with it and we finished off with a mouth-watering homemade panacotta.

We wish the guys all the luck in the world! Our waitress Jennifer was a delight and we were so happy to dine in this gorgeous little paradise located in one of the most adorable villages in The Valley. Another special evening on our already unforgettable honeymoon...

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 324leenas
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Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

Small distance from the nice village of Sonogno, amidst nature, forest, mountain peaks and the small river. Grotto Efra has been there for decades, the owners offer specialties of the most beautiful Val Verzasca. Polenta e brasato, Polenta e Stracchin (gorgonzala, warm or cold) and the salami and cheese of the village. You feel immersed in the local world where things are simple, natural and tasty. The place is friendly, it has a nice fireplace when it is cold, and you can enjoy outside seating (beautiful) when warmer. It is definitely one of the iconic amd must see places to spend happy hours in Ticino. Will always come back with fond memories.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank SunriseSki
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

This is a place to have such a relaxing meal ,I mean it .I was really surprised with the service here , on a good way of course ,really, they pay attention to such small details' never saw plates passing in front any of the people,,very pleasant service with the smile and friendly .I do recommend.But not to forget the Brasato de Manzo with Polenta

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We went to this restaurant based on a recommendation, so we drove the whole valley up to Sonogno. Honestly, we were a bit disappointed about the small choice of courses. But the quality was excellent. I tried the "torta di pane" (bread cake) an absolute must! I was tempted to buy a whole cake and bring it home.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank 166giulianoc
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