Fodor's Expert Review Casa del Popolo

$$ Locarno Italian

The politics lean left at this town classic, where the sprawling terrace spills out onto the square and the crowds come more for the ambience than the food. Among the Italian favorites, the amazingly delicate piccata alla Milanese (veal cutlets pounded thin, coated in egg, and sautéed) is a standout. Also popular are the spicy penne all'arrabbiata (pasta with a spicy tomato sauce) or any of the 20 varieties of pizza. Red-checkered tablecloths and occasional appearances by the local politico round it all out.

Italian Lively Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Piazza Corporazione
Locarno, Ticino  6600, Switzerland


Known For:
  • Nearly two dozen varieties of pizza
  • Appearances by local celebrities and politicos
  • Spicy penne all'arrabbiata is a classic

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