We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Grotto de la Fontaine

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
rue du Grand-Pont 21, Sion 1950, Switzerland
+41 27 323 83 77
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 11: English reviews
Level Contributor
80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, when I say 'reasonably priced' I mean in relation to the quality and...it's Switzerland! This is a great little place, little being the operative word, it's worth booking, where the service and the food meet a very high standard. The cuisine is international, and there are things for vegetarians (at least both times I went there). I had risotto... More 

Helpful?
Thank James G
Winterthur, Switzerland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

One of the very rare restaurants in Sion that are open on a Sunday night. Modest looking, but with a very friendly staff and fast service despite a full house. We (3 persons) all had "polenta rouge", twice regular, with mascarpone resp. gorgonzola and once with truffels and mascarpone: all of them were excellent but the truffels variant was simply... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stojan T
Level Contributor
44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Good restaurant, very good service and good quality of ingredients Very small so need to reserve in advance Good place to go

Helpful?
Thank YourPointOfYou
Level Contributor
127 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We loved their menu: sophisticated and in season. Fresh ingredients, flavorful, nice service. Highly recommended when in Sion

Helpful?
Thank Moreno_chicago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
310 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

My friend enjoyed her mushroom tagliatelle and my lasagne was probably the best I've ever eaten in a restaurant; certainly the most expensive. The chocolate bread and butter pudding with nuts, ice cream and grappa was a good choice, the tiramisu was only so-so. The house wine was good though again expensive. We sat outside quite late at night, almost... More 

Helpful?
Thank gapdreamer
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Deplorable service. When we asked politely if the waiter spoke English we were met with immediate rudeness. There was no attempt to make us feel comfortable when ordering, in fact the opposite. Our meals were average. Higher quality and better value with actual service available elsewhere in Sion. 1/5, do not recommend.

Helpful?
Thank wilsonhobs
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

Was there on the last sunny & warm day of October, 'la Chasse' (game) was available. My wife had the deer 'Rossini' with a wonderful foie gras sitting on top, I had the regular game which was great. Starters we had the egg with white truffle and salad, the truffle and foie gras are super here. Service is jovial, attentive... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dartagnan_12
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

Eaten here on various occasions over the last two years and always had a good meal. Friendly service and nice food. Can especially recommend the home made pasta.

Helpful?
Thank grovcott
Nashua, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

I went there last summer, during my vacation with my husband and we were not disappointed at all !! We sat at the terrace,which was beautiful ! The service was really good, the waiter was very friendly and the food was... delicious ! We got a "risotto" for our meal and for dessert a "legerté au citron" which was so... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ashley b
London, UK
Level Contributor
46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

We eat there regularly when we visit Sion and we've never been disappointed. Either for a plain pizza or something more elaborate, the service is always friendly and the food always good. Prices are the same Swiss prices. The owners must be from Ticino so they have good pasta and once we had the pasta degustation special and it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank mehmetartun

Travellers who viewed Grotto de la Fontaine also viewed

Sion, Canton of Valais
 
Sion, Canton of Valais
Sion, Canton of Valais
 

Been to Grotto de la Fontaine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$51
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, European, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue du Grand-Pont 21, Sion 1950, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Sion
  • Phone Number: +41 27 323 83 77

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Grotto de la Fontaine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?