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Osteria Nostrana

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Italian, Swiss, Pizza, 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
7:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Rotem T
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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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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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We've been there with a couple of friends on a warm August evening, all restaurant around were full of people and Osteria Nostrana was crowded too. They managed to find us a table outside within 20mn and offer us some wine glasses at the bar while we waited. Food menu is a bit too large but all the dishes we... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Nice restaurant on the lakeside, I've tried the specialty pizza nostrana and it was really great. the pizza is just too big for me its a pity they dont offer a small portion. this restaurant is always full you're lucky if you can get a table for dinner if you don't reserve especially during summer season.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This restaurant looks quite ordinary from the outside but inside it is lovely. Reminded me of restaurants in Palermo. It was pouring with rain outside but there was a wonderful atmosphere inside. Enough of this, let's get down to food. We both had pizzas, made by their chefs, they were very good, a light crisp base. I had an excellent... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Osteria Nostrana looks pretty much like your average restaurant along Ascona's lakeshore. It is not - try it out! We had great local food in a relaxed atmosphere, and prices are absolutely reasonable. Their home-made mini-cassata is a must! It has nothing to do with the standard cassata on a typical swiss dessert menu, but is just to die... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Once a year my wife and I normally spend a couple of nights in the beautiful Ascona. Sometimes even in the Winter. This was always our preferred restaurant where we spent most of the evenings. We like the ambient and it is in front of the amazing lake with the nice trees. We arrived on a Sunday before lunch and... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria Nostrana

Address: Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 91 791 51 58
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
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
Cuisine: Italian, Swiss, Pizza, Pasta

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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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?