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Grotto San Michele

Since 2011, the Scuola Specializzata Superiore Alberghiera e del Turismo (SSSAT) in Bellinzona has been running the catering and banqueting activities at Castelgrande.

Our aim is to create a space for practical and learning activities for students attending the hotel management section.

They are offered the opportunity to gain experience outside the school environment by being in direct contact with customers.

The Grotto San Michele awaits you with its fabulous outdoor terrace and characteristic vaulted hall, amidst the picturesque walls and vineyards of Castelgrande with a panoramic view of Bellinzona.

You will be welcomed by a cuisine that expresses the typicality of the territory, rediscovering traditional Ticino dishes, accompanied by courteous and personalised service.    

The Grotto San Michele is quoted by the gastronomic guides Gault Millau with 15 points, Michelin, Guide Bleu with 7/10, Falstaff with 86/100 (up to 30 guests) and Swisswine.

Among the proposals you will find dishes with TICINO regio garantie raw materials and medieval cuisine according to Maestro Martino's recipes.

Discover our daily themed weekly lunches, proposed from Tuesday to Friday, designed for those with a short lunch break.

Opening hours:
From 10.30 to 24.00, Sunday lunch only, Monday closed.
July and August open daily


Accessibility Services

This cultural/tourist point of interest took part in the digital data mapping project on accessibility by Pro Infirmis. The project was carried out with the collaboration and support of Ticino Turismo, the four regional tourist organisations and the Department of Education, Culture and Sport.

All information on the accessibility of the partner in question can be found on the following page.




  • Timetable Monday: chiuso - geschlossen - fermé - closed
    Tuesday: 10.30 - 24.00
    Wednesday: 10.30 - 24.00
    Thursday: 10.30 - 24.00
    Friday: 10.30 - 24.00
    Saturday: 10.30 - 24.00
    Sunday: 10.30 - 17.00
  • TYPE OF VENUE Grotto
  • TYPE OF CUISINE Ticinese
  • LOCATION Central , On the hill , Quiet , Panoramic view
  • GUIDES Gault & Millau , Guide Bleu , Michelin
  • SERVICES Main credit cards accepted
  • VENUES Balcony