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Osteria Baldoria

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Via S. Ombono, Ascona, Switzerland
+41 91 791 32 98
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A very special ambience...

Please go there when you are in Ascona. When you are not too fuzzy about super service and normal rules but want good ticinese food with tons of fun- go and enjoy. Mauro with wife and ex-wife and daughters of whoever do the cooking and the service in an unique osteria not far from the piazza. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Elkhart, Indiana
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We eat there once every time we're in Ascona. It is a set menu. Excellent food at a very reasonable price. Nice outdoor atmosphere. Good service and the owner is very welcoming.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Very good food and wine, we had a wonderful time the fact that it was off season might have played a fact. Anyway we are coming back to lovely Ascona

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Pino Lago Maggiore, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

There are many lovely grotti in the Ticino, where hosts serve simple fresh food, lovingly prepared. This is not one of them. The service took forever and was unfriendly. Salami as a starter, lovely. The salad had seen better days, dried out and curling on the edges,. The pasta dish though cooked al dente, tasted of Maggi and salt and... More 

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Cape Town
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

An unforgettable dining experience, highly recommended! Incredible food and service. A homely feel and a must for all foodies. It's not only about the food itself but about the whole grotto experience :)

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massachusetts
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166 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Luckily I had read the other reviews and we knew exactly what we were getting ourselves in to, and it was better than our wildest expectations. We arrived around 8:00 and we were escorted through the kitchen to the end of a long table with two other couples. When we sat down, a big basket of bread arrived and soon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

You will experience a great, informal Ticino ambiance, you won't get every day. No menu, you will be served typical Italian food, that is very good. You only pay what you eat for. Some of the food will be passed around on boards, and you are able to cut yourself whatever and how much you want. Usually you will be... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Please go there when you are in Ascona. When you are not too fuzzy about super service and normal rules but want good ticinese food with tons of fun- go and enjoy. Mauro with wife and ex-wife and daughters of whoever do the cooking and the service in an unique osteria not far from the piazza. You have to eat... More 

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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

Looking for a rest. in Ascona, thru Tripadvisor we found this one. So we kinda knew what was to expect. A very special attmosphere, big wooden tables, in a big garten. the first look might turn alot of people off. just go further and go with the flow. we were at lunch there, no menu. you eat was is put... More 

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Tegna, Switzerland
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

you come in an you will be served. no menu. if come in at the moment of dessert, you will start with dessert. approxamate prices by checking how empty the wine bottle is;) hubby and i once ate in the kitchen, no other seating left. the owner is very particular, and that is the charme. surely there are those who... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We were told about this place but had no name, so we strolled through the backalleys of Ascona and have obviously found it! The real deal, the maui-waui, the cream, the bling, the nipple, the scratch, the hash, the erb, the muff, the fluffy donut, the whimsical tranny, the flowerpower, the popess, the djunglesplurge; in one word; the most Indian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via S. Ombono, Ascona, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 791 32 98

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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