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Antica Osteria Vacchini

contrada Maggiore 23, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 13 96
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
22 Jul 2016
“Old town charm, with excellent risotto”
2 Jan 2017
“Delicious local specialities”
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Italian, European, Swiss
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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contrada Maggiore 23, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Simple, rustic decor but a warm welcome and authentic, delicious Ticino specialities prepared and presented with finesse, using fresh local produce. And very reasonably priced ( by Swiss standards). We liked it so much after our first visit we returned 2 nights later to explore...More

Thank ron M
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here and first thing we noticed was the kindness of the owner - were seated on the big terrace and ordered the speciality of the house which was meat on the hot stone and the meat was perfect So was the other...More

1  Thank bib1970
Reviewed 22 July 2016

In Ascona, the charm is in the old town. This garden restaurant some blocks up from the lake is a recommended example. Our appetizers, carpaccio and prosciutto di Parma, were tasty. Our main course risottos, parmigiana and funghi porcini were superbly tasty. Local open wines...More

1  Thank rokkap
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We had been in this restaurant before, but the last time in its garden restaurant part. You will have to look for it, since it is a bit hidden in Ascona’s side alleys. Tonight, since it was rather cool, we preferred to stay inside for...More

Thank 61_IslandHopper
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We wanted schnitzel and searched online for a restaurant. This gem came highly recommended and I can only confirm that this is the place to go to. Local food, of high quality and served with enthusiasm and a smile. For starters I opted for the...More

Thank BarbarellAmsterdam
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Really good food in the center of Ascona. The prices are good and the employees are nice and make you feel at home. My advice: take the schnitzel with fries. It's delicious and huge!

Thank Samuel_Rednuke
Reviewed 16 June 2011

Very fair food in a simple, but ok setting. The Hot Stone dish (signature dish of the place) is real fun. Don't touch the stone though. It's very, very hot :) House red wine was good. Service as well. Decor nothing fancy, but it was...More

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Italian, European, Swiss
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: contrada Maggiore 23, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 791 13 96
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