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All 55 Ascona Restaurants

Osteria Nostrana

Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
091 791 51 58
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Ranked #16 of 55 Restaurants in Ascona
Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Swiss
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Berlin, Germany
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244 reviews 244 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We came here twice, once for lunch, once for dinner. The menu is a mix of traditional Italian food mixed with Swiss-Ticino specials. To be recommended: - pappa pomodoro (rustic tomato sauce) at CHF 9.50 - pizzas from CHF 11 - you can order halves (they bake them in their own special oven) - spaghetti aglio 'olio Outdoor seating overlooking... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Sitting on the boardwalk in the center of Ascona is a terrific spot to have dinner. We enjoyed a, not too Al dente, spaghetti and a very fresh salad mista. Reasonable price for the great view. Good local wine.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You have to go there for a pizza. We tried the putanesca. Delicious. Service nice and right on the lake. Mamma Mia, molto buono.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Excellent restaurant and impeccable service from Mr Matera. Great experience on Lake Maggiore in a pleasant environment.

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Berlin, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I always like to eat in the Osteria, as they offer a great variety of fresh food, meat and fish. Even with bigger business groups or family gatherings the service is quick, the food is hot and being served with a smile. The open kitchen offers insight, especially how the pizza dough is being prepared. Always a pleasure. Highly suggested

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nothing to complain about. Always pretty good. We used to visit it every year at least and still our favourite

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited cousins in Locarno and they brought us here to eat. It was very good, the restaurant was very busy and the wait staff was all over the place. Even with that, they were very attentive to our needs. The food was good, we each ordered a pizza, except for one who had the saffron risotto with mushrooms, it... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Right in front of the lake on a beautiful path along it, the decor is perfect. The terrace is full but we were able to sit inside with an outside view. We came in this place because we've heard that the pizzas were amaising.... When we saw their prices that is what we thought, but.... At the end, it looks... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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235 reviews 235 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Obviously very popular for the position - sitting looking over the lake, but the food is also very good which is not often the case with scenic restaurants. Expensive by Italian standards but reasonable by "Lakes" standards Nostrana has a varied menu which should please everyone. My wife had pasta both times we dined here and I had the vegetarian... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Pretty much what you'd expect given the great location on the lakeside, i.e., crowded, somewhat slow service and pretty average food. In other words, they don't need to work to get a lot of customers. But a good place to while away a few minutes in front of the lake and watch the world go by.

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Additional Information about Osteria Nostrana

Address: Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
Phone Number: 091 791 51 58
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Swiss

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