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Locanda Orico

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via Orico 13, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
+41 91 825 15 18
11:45 - 14:30
18:45 - 00:00
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18:45 - 00:00
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food we had was good and the service was excellent. It's a pity that the restaurant does not offer more choices for vegetarians.

Thank DiFranco11
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Small gem in Bellinzona, ordered the house menu with 7 course, everything was delicious and well balanced. Good wine card with many options from Switzerland, Italy, France and some selection offered by the glass. We had to wait a little at the beginning but after ordering the service was perfect. Good price for the quality offered.

Thank syzygy4547
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I don't typically bother giving bad reviews to restaurants, but this restaurant just left me with a very bitter taste. I am not sure HOW it ever got the Michelin star. Except for the prices, there is nothing of star quality here. The food is mediocre, and the service we experienced was terrible. It felt more like a small village... More 

Thank deeamsterdam
Bunnik, The Netherlands
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216 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Locanda Orico serves an excellent menu. We had dinner with a party of five. Service was efficient and most friendly. The menu was only provided in Italian, which was a bit of a challenge to us. You may therefore want to prepare yourself if there is a specific food that you do not like to eat (such as the rana/frog).... More 

1 Thank Dutch_Travel-R
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250 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

The restaurant is highly rated and considered # 1 in Bellinzona. Nothing wrong with that but we expected a bit more when comparing it to similarly rated restaurants in the area. The red tuna as a starter was simply too spicy, knocking your taste buds out for the rest to follow. The monkfish and the red mullet were ok but... More 

1 Thank Biddy_10
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

If you visit Bellinzona and the 3 UNESCO Castle you have to stop for lunch or dinner at Locanda Orico. The Michelin Star Chef LORENZO will offer you a great experience with reinvented dishes using mostly ingredients from the territory. A Beautiful meal under the beautiful castel..

2 Thank LorenzoIlaria
Zurich, Switzerland
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We always go to Locanda Orico for celebrating birthday dinner or some other special occasion. The food is just excellent (but pricy) and of best quality. Half formal atmosphere, you do not go there just for a quick meal, its more a place to enjoy very good cooked food which is presented nicely and with care.

2 Thank Tom Z
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We had a wedding dinner there (which was delicious) and decided to come back there after 5 eyars for the anniversary dinner. Everything was great. The food is excellent, the service is seamless, the chef is friendly, you can't ask for more. One of the best places in Ticino for special occasions. I don't want to talk about prices. This... More 

1 Thank Olga P
caslano ch
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

It's a place very old fashioned and stilish : ideal also for a romantic evening. As for food quality, almost everithing is perfect, but wild game foods ( in the right season) are a delight for the taste buds.

1 Thank AttilaCaslanoCh
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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272 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Un locale carinissimo - vecchio palazzo. Ambiente riservato, curato. Un cuoco che ha imparato con u o dei migliori in Svizzera... secondo me l'allievo a sorpassato il maestro... cibi semplici ed esclusivi, con ingredienti di eccezionale qualità, il tutto preparato con cura e ...amore del ben fatto... se fosse sotto casa mia ci andrei ogni giorno ! A very nice,... More 

1 Thank Stefano E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36 - US$108
Italian, Swiss, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:30
18:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 14:30
18:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 14:30
18:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 14:30
18:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 14:30
18:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Orico 13, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Bellinzona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 825 15 18

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?