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Osteria Nostrana

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Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 51 58
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09:00 - 12:00
07:30 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 12:00
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 00:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:30
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here for dinner and ordered "Penne Bolognese" and the "Veal Piccata with Parmesan Risotto". The waiter was really nice, fast and the food was very tasty, especially the risotto was great! Definitely recommend this place to everyone that likes to lunch or dine and enjoy a great view on lago maggiore.

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Thank Fa T
Mason, Ohio
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159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their location, menu, food and service all blend together to make it a great place to enjoy a meal. The beef carpaccio was perfectly served and was a great warmup to my spaghetti carbonara. My friends had the spaghetti with shrimp and the other had a veal dish. We all enjoyed our food. We finished up with creme brûlée.

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Thank RobfromWL
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great neighborhood restaurant, casual with lots of atmosphere on the Ascona promenade. Enjoyed this place 30 years ago and it is still as good!

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Thank Jonathan S
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As in the title, this restaurant at dinner time is BUSY. We went before 6 pm to make sure we could get a table for 6 people, because they don't take reservations. Even though it was packed, the service was extremely efficient and the waiters fast, without being stressed or unfriendly. The food was excellent and worth the wait (or... More 

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Thank Juma1707
London
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza and lasagne were excellent as other reviewers confirmed. The salad of the day (asparagus and mushrooms) was a bonus surprise.

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Thank Jennifer C
Lucerne, Switzerland
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124 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Indoor the room and its decoration tells a story for itself and outdoor to sit at one of these small tables overlooking the scenery with Lake, Mountains and all the People passing. Just GREAT.

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Thank 104marcele
Europe
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Osteria Nostrana is always, always busy. And no wonder why; the food is great and the location is outstanding, This is the kind of restaurant where you can go for any occasion; weekday evening or birthday bash,

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Thank DeltaDawn2000
Zurich, Switzerland
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128 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Solid choice right on the piazza. Went here many times and it was always very good. It can be very busy and the prices are how you would expect it at this location, but it is still worth it and not too much and - it is good.

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Thank Cmon83
Zurich Switzerland
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135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We ate twice for lunch at this restaurant and were very pleased with,1 the excellent service and 2 the very good quality of dishes. Even if we ordered at lunch time only a single salad, or antipasti the waiters did not try to make us ordering more. We had a carpaciono and a polo tiepido one time and it was... More 

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Thank Nolofinwe
Lugano, Switzerland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Don't miss it. Better reserve a table in advance. I go there for the best Lasagne in town, but they have much more....

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Thank Giampiero P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 00:30
Monday
09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 12:00
07:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 12:00
07:30 - 00:30
Thursday
09:00 - 12:00
07:30 - 00:30
Friday
09:00 - 12:00
07:30 - 00:30
Saturday
09:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 791 51 58

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?