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Osteria Nostrana

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Italian, Swiss, Pizza, European, Pasta
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Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 51 58
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Went twice will go again

If you go here have pizza and sit outside. Great view right by the lake and really good food that is maybe a bit pricy but with that location no surprise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
SebsGenolier
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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you go here have pizza and sit outside. Great view right by the lake and really good food that is maybe a bit pricy but with that location no surprise.

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Muralto, Switzerland
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The best pizza ever. If you visit Ascona or Locarno Osteria Nostrana is a must. The pizza Nostrana is my favorite. Very good service, great location, very good food. It is the most expensive pizza i have ever tried but it is worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Placed on a great location (lake view of the Lago Maggiore) in Ascona you can eat some good pasta at Osteria Nostrana. From all the places by the lake this seemed to be the best at the way it looked. Like all Ascona and specific the locations by the lake it isn't cheap (> 20 euro's), but the pasta we... More 

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Brandon, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My family and I were in Ascona, Switzerland while on vacation in the area. We stopped in the Osteria Nostrana for something to drink and some sweets. The wait staff assumed that we were going to have dinner and were not pleased when we indicated that we NOT having dinner. After that service was slow and the wait staff was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a kind of restaurant where you go just for The terrace view and certainly NOT for The good food or service. Very sad. The bread used to be a very good bread, but recently its like gummy.. The soups are too salted so you don't recognise any flavour... The pizza probably is The best thing you can eat..... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful restaurant . It's divided into three sections, Coffee shop, bar and restaurant . The outside seating is very pleasant . Excellent service. Very clean WC. Good food but expensive

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have eaten several times at this restaurant because you always get good food. The service is attentive and you have a nice view to the lake and the people passing by. The pizza or the pasta are all fine and they have a good kids menu which includes a drink and an ice cream. You won't be disappointed if... More 

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Wintersingen / CH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Osteria Nostrana always serves good food, and plenty of it. What we really like is to sit outside in the first row of tables and watch people strolling by while we enjoy food. This time even a family of ducks joined us for some bread at the table. The pasta and fish is very nice, and so is the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Of all the touristy places on this strip of lakeside restaurants, this is by far our favorite. It's unpretentious and utterly charming, especially in the off-season. Although they host a parade of ever-changing tourists, the servers actually recognize you and greet you personally on your third or fourth visit -- an absolute rarity in Ascona. The outstanding pizzas are baked... More 

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Sayalonga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

the location (provided the weather is good) invites you to eat outside nearly directly at the lakeshore. You can enjoy the passersby as well as an excellent risotto. Service is quick and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Swiss, Pizza, European, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:30 am

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