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Osteria Nostrana

Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
091 791 51 58
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Ranked #12 of 56 Restaurants in Ascona
Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Swiss
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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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26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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137 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 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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Singapore
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96 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

As a local I have been to this restaurant for all kind of events for over 30 years! It still is a point of reference and a benchmark for all locals as well. Today (Saturday night) for example we showed up party of 6 no reservation. No table free. No problem, wait 15 min at the bar, glasses of white... More

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Dubai
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257 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Osteria Nostrana is located in Ascona, on the "Piazza" with a splendid view on the lake. The decoration is authentic with a lot of pictures and objects inside the restaurant. In addition, there is a nice terrace where you can contemplate the lake. It's opened every day from the mid-morning to midnight. They proposed italian cuisine and some "ticino" specialities.... More

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Ascona, Switzerland
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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We live in Ascona and we go often to Nostrana because it is a steady pleasant place. It is always open, it has a simple card that offers traditional food. The quality of the food is good (don't expect anything fancy) and the service is always fast. The wine card looks a bit funny but it has some great wines... More

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