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At 150 years old, Grotto Raffael is one of the oldest and most typical grotti in Ticino, and still serves traditional Ticino dishes.

With its fantastic terrace in the shade of huge, centuries-old plane trees, it is the ideal place for hot summer days. A small playground also makes it perfect for families. In the spring and autumn months we have a large indoor hall (for up to 60 persons) warmed by an old fireplace.

Why Grotto Raffael

Quality first

Hospitality, passion and commitment are the cornerstones of our grotto. That is why we believe that the quality of the raw products is of utmost importance. Each dish is prepared with care and attention to local tastes.

About us

Our Staff

The staff at Grotto Raffael are always ready to welcome you with a smile.

For an exceptional grotto you need exceptional people. We work hard to offer our customers the best possible service through kindness, arousing curiosity and making you discover ancient Ticino traditions by serving them on your plate.

The best quality ingredients


Chicory salad (only in summer)

Our chicory salad is cut daily to ensure that it remains as fresh and crisp as possible.

7.50 CHF

Mixed cold cuts

Salumeria Patrizio Blotti / Malvaglia

20 CHF

Mixed Cheeses

La ghiandaia Maurizio Lorenzetti Genoni Gabriele e Katya

20 CHF

Homemade gnocchi

Butter sage, tomato, gorgonzola, bolognese. All our gnocchi are prepared in our grotto.

19 CHF

Beef stew with side dish

Our stew is prepared with exclusively Ticino meat from the Aerni company in Gordola.

28 CHF

Veal ossobuco with side dish

Our veal shanks are selected from the best cut of the hind quarters

36 CHF

Such a great Restaurant! Very atmospheric outdoor seating under trees and next to the rocks. Absolutely friendly staff, which can speak several languages. I don't even need to talk about the meals, it was just so delicious. Especially the Risotto - you need to try that, seriously.

Gabriel Herter

We reopen on March 4, 2024

We look forward to seeing you