Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Ticino, the Grotto del Molino offers a delightful blend of traditional Swiss-Italian hospitality and culinary excellence. Located in the quaint village of Morbio Inferiore, this hidden gem is renowned for its rustic charm and idyllic setting.

Morbio Inferiore

The Grotto del Molino is a testament to the region’s rich cultural heritage, providing an authentic grotto experience. Historically, grottoes in Ticino were cool, shaded places where locals stored food and enjoyed meals during the hot summer months. Today, Grotto del Molino continues this tradition, inviting guests to savor the flavors of Ticino in a serene and welcoming environment.

Surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sounds of a nearby stream, the garden of Grotto del Molino is the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch. During our visit, we indulged in a beautifully cooked Risotto with courgettes and lemon, a dish that was both refreshing and rich in flavor. The creamy risotto, accented with the zest of lemon and the freshness of courgettes, was a culinary highlight that showcased the restaurant’s commitment to using seasonal and local ingredients.


To round off the meal, we enjoyed a delectable semmifreddo. This semi-frozen dessert, light and airy, offered the perfect balance of sweetness and texture, leaving us thoroughly satisfied.

Whether you are a local or a traveler seeking an authentic taste of Ticino, the Grotto del Molino promises an unforgettable dining experience. The combination of its historical charm, beautiful garden setting, and exceptional cuisine makes it a must-visit destination.