Since 1842 quality and tradition

In Ticino a Pazzallo-Lugano, a real authentic ticinese grotto surrounded by the green.The good typical homemade kitchen in a characteristic ambiance.


From 25 November to 16 December the grotto Morchino is also closed every Thursday.


Our kitchen is linked to the territory.
For the preparation of the dishes we are always looking for the best products, giving priority to those of our region.


The environment surrounding the place where you eat must be able to give the food a special flavor, unrepeatable elsewhere.
At the grotto Morchino you find an unique and genuine ambiance.
We will do everything to make you feel like at home.


Since 1842 the Grotto Morchino is owned by the family Olgiati.
Pierluigi Olgiati still keeps alive the tradition of genuine and popular people from Ticino and in particular of Lugano.


The grotto Morchino, even after its restructuring, has maintained the look and spirit of the original, dating back to the early 1800s.
The Grotto Morchino was also destination of the famous writer Hermann Hesse, who in 1919 wrote
"Klingsor's Last Summer" .

The grotto Morchino has a cozy lounge with a beautiful fireplace.
Outside you find a terrace which, in summertime with its long tables, makes it easy to socialite and becomes an opportunity for tasting grilled meat.


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Grotto Morchino segnalato su Osterie d'Italia 2016


Tuesday to Sunday
the kitchen is open from:
12.00 - 13.15 / 19.00 - 21.15
Saturday we are open only in the evening.
On Monday we are closed.


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Grotto Morchino - The good typical homemade kitchen in a characteristic ambiance - Via Carona 1 6912 Lugano-Pazzallo