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.

Following the recent developments in the health situation in Ticino and in the border area

we decided for preventive reasons

to postpone the opening of the grotto Morchino to a date to be defined.

We are however confident to welcome you as soon as possible.


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.


On January 1, 2020, with the sale of the grotto and the surrounding land by Pierluigi Olgiati to the Leo and Maria Crepaz Antonietti Foundation, founded after the death of Leo Crepaz, Grotto Morchino returns to its origins.


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.


Discover our new terrace

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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