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Osteria Nostrana

Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
091 791 51 58
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Ranked #11 of 56 Restaurants in Ascona
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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  • English first
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  • Russian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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330 reviews 330 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Brütten
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Goid food at fair prices in a very original setting, all kinds of pictures - art, photographs, posters - covering the walls. Very touristy though, not many locals in the place. Friendly waiters and very good in-house baked bread.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had dinner there (twice). It is really the best restaurant from the whole region. Fair prices, great and fresh food. Very nice and friendly service. I will go back there. I can really highly recommend the restaurant.

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