"In the kitchen you have to put your heart into it,
Because only with the heart do you give emotions."

Grotto at the rendezvous

We are located in Val Resa, in the municipality of Brione sopra Minusio at 700 m above sea level.
The terrace opens onto the valley, giving our guests a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Locarno, Ascona and all of the Gambarogno as far as our neighboring Italy.

On sunny and sultry days the terrace will know how to give you a pleasant breeze; the veranda gives shelter to our guests even with the less friendly days.

When the temperatures do not allow us to stay outside, our three indoor lounges, will welcome you in their rustic and elegant charm cared for down to the smallest detail.

Fresh ingredients

We devote special attention to fresh pastas and filled pastas, all ‘homemade’. Desserts are also entirely handmade by our Chef.

Quality in recipes

Seasonality is our watchword as well as the quality of the raw material that we buy fresh and process with care giving life to dishes that weave and rework local and Mediterranean cuisine.

Happy customers

In our work we put the most important ingredient first: love for what we do

From Ticinese to gourmet

The menu follows the style of our location. Rustic but with a twist, we draw inspiration from Ticino's gastronomic heritage but also reserve some gourmet surprises for the curious.

Our reviews

They say about us
Regina Aureto
Regina Aureto
Eine schöne Überraschung! Die Lage alleine ist ein Besuch wert. Mit dem Weitblick, den schönen Bäumen und der abenteuerlichen Anfahrt. Das junge Besitzerpaar pflegt eine Gastlichkeit, die wir ausserordentlich schätzen! Klassisch Küche mit modernem Touch, rustikale Eleganz, aufmerksam, bodenständig und herzlich. So sieht für uns hohe Qualität aus. Kein Schnickschnack sondern Sorgfalt in allen Bereichen. Wir wünschen von Herzen alles Gute in diesen für die Gastronomie so schwierigen Zeiten und hoffen, bald wieder kommen zu können.
Sacha Maggetti
Sacha Maggetti
Patrick Gimmi
Patrick Gimmi
Top Aussicht, sher angenehme und kompetente Bedienung. Tolle lokale und mediternane Speisen, Saisongerecht. Gehen gerne wieder hin. Mitte September war's zum draussen sitzen schon etwas frisch.
André Pittet
André Pittet
Absolut freundliche und aufmerksame Bedienung. Sehr gute Küche mit toller Auswahl. Auf individuelle Wünsche wird eingegangen. Jederzeit wieder! Einfach TOP!
Hold Andreas
Hold Andreas
Heimeliges Grotto mit Granitbänken und Tischen sowie einer herrlichen Aussicht auf Locarno und den Lago Maggiore

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