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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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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 190
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Restaurant at the Lake

We stayed here several time already. Every time we visit Ascona we are going to this Restaurant at least once. The food is always good, sometimes excellent. Today we only had a salad. Salad bowls are huge here. My wife had it with Chicken, I have chosen tuna and egg. Everything was fresh. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Werner W
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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225 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here several time already. Every time we visit Ascona we are going to this Restaurant at least once. The food is always good, sometimes excellent. Today we only had a salad. Salad bowls are huge here. My wife had it with Chicken, I have chosen tuna and egg. Everything was fresh. The service is efficient and the ambience... More 

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Thank Werner W
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Part of the 'Ristoranti Fred Feldpausch' collection, Osteria Nostrana is a very popular place along the lakefront strip in Ascona. Like its brothers and sisters, it offers good food, good service at good value (relatively speaking, this is still Switzerland). The varied menu offers pizza, pasta, fish and meat dishes. Whole wheat (integrali) pasta and pizza crust options are available.... More 

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Thank Louise H
Lucerne, Switzerland
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168 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

On the lake side on early Saturday night and all was closed but my young son said he had been to a restaurant with his mother and it has been nice. So he lead the way he took me to what I thought was a tourist restaurant I had seen in summer but in winter in was a cosy restaurant... More 

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Thank Timothy B
Lugano, Switzerland
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156 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited in late November at sunset and sat inside for pizza. The location is fabulous with perfect lake views and has wonderfully authentic rustic interior. The service was immediately polite, genuine and kind. They brought colouring materials or our 3 year old and a helium balloon. Even her pizza was specially made with face shaped arrangement of dough. Pizzas... More 

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Thank theswissbrit
Porto Ronco, Ticino, Switzerland
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

They have great pizzas but expensive ones. The service let to be desired...Rude waiters that sometimes speak german to you no matter what.

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Thank Lucie D
Zurich, Switzerland
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194 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The ordered Prosecco arrived quickly and was ice cold - off for a good start. The starter, grilled vegetables with Mozzarella cheese was delicious. Same for the main course, Risotto Parmigiano and Ossobuco .... will definitely come again

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Thank myself_on_the_move
Locarno, Switzerland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a popular restaurant without doubt. Full on a Sunday night, I mean full and early but there were so many small issues that added up to a fairly disappointing night with a not so cheap end result. The Spaghetti Carbonara they should hang their head in shame. We had to go on a real search for the traditional... More 

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Thank Paul H
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The terrace of this restaurant is on the promenade road of Ascona. A very pleasant spot. The food is mainly Italian with the usual choice of Pasta or Pizza. Not cheap, but what is in Switzerland, but good and tasty. The house wine is very cheap.

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Thank Phineas B
Roswell, Georgia
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226 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We searched for all the top 10 restaurants on Trip Advisor when we got off the ferry and apparently none are close for lunch. This place was right on the water and we were afraid it was a tourist trap but it is definitely not. Many of the restaurants along the water are extremely expensive but this is reasonable in... More 

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Thank AnnaB1952
Berlin, Germany
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Location, food, service, view: all is outstanding. Really big portions of food, nice pizza (careful: if they add chili it IS spicy!). The waiters are great. We preordered out of three starters / main courses and desserts each, with a group of 20 colleagues and had a nice, cozy, but quick dinner. Nice wines as well. Highly recommended - also... More 

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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, Pizza, European, Swiss, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?