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Chalet Ticino

$$ - $$$
Swiss, European
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1058C Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-2902
+1 650-571-0507
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The service and the food are phenomenal!! As a person that travels extensively, it's refreshing to find a place that you feel welcomed, and enjoy such quality and extreamly reasonable prices! Highly recommended

Thank Keith M
Foster City, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Alex has run this small, intimate restaurant for many years, and the food is always excellent. Nice, quiet atmosphere, outdoor seating as well.

Thank shariwilliams
Foster City Ca
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Chalet Ticino's Lunch menu and Dinner menu offer up a wide selection of Swiss-Italian dishes, complemented by a few selections with a distinctly European flair. Alex's Bundener Raclette is one of the best I've ever had. Fondue selections are an especially superb treat for a change-of-pace. Fish, Veal and Pasta selections are consistently good and it is hard to chose... More 

Thank treborz1
Foster City, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This little neighborhood restaurant was delightful. Very classy for a small place. The menu was an interesting variety. My husband and I shared the pork tenderloin which was excellent. The spumoni was very good as well. The soup portion was small but the Italian wedding soup contained a lot of meat for the size. Definitely will return.

Thank aleida1004
Seattle, Washington, United States
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134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We went there for lunch as we drove into the Bay area, because I had known the owner 25 years ago in Seattle and heard he opened this restaurant. We surprised him and he delighted us with an incredible fine dining experience in this quaint, tucked away gem. Alex De Toth, the owner, waits tables and provides very unique menu... More 

Thank Summitseekerray
Foster City, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This local restaurant in Foster City serves a much wider clientele, so it is advisable to get a reservation. The setting is small and tastefully furnished. Wine and beer available.

Thank Al H
California Bay Area
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This tiny restaurant tucked away in a nondescript strip mall was a huge disappointment. Although I made reservations, my friend and I were seated at a small corner table close to the kitchen, while larger tables next to the window remained empty the entire time we were there. We both ordered eggplant Parmesan and shared a salad. The Caesar salad... More 

Thank Footloosewomen
Northampton, Massachusetts
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155 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The atmosphere and service were quite wonderful The owner was very pleasant and attentive. Our entrees though, were a bit disappointing for at least 2 members of our party The kale salad was a bit tough. The fish of the day which was what I ordered was delightful. I was particularly excited to go since the restaurant was featured on... More 

Thank noho63
Alamo, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I learned about this restaurant on a show called "Check Please, Bay Area" on PBS. It didn't disappoint, the owner was there and treated us very well! The food was different (Swiss Italian) and delicious, though very rich! Highly recommend.

Thank lifeisacabernet2015
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

I had a special of the day. Homemade Spinich Ravioli. I chose their pesto sauce. It was the best pesto sauce I've ever had. The two giant ravioli were amazing too. I also had a small Caesar Salad. It had the perfect amount of dressing, not too much. I was a very happy man when I left. Great service too!

Thank renodean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1058C Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-2902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Foster City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-571-0507
Chalet Ticino offers traditional Swiss-Italian cuisine in a relaxed European ambiance.

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