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Osteria Nostrana

Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
091 791 51 58
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Ranked #10 of 54 restaurants in Ascona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Singapore
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169 reviews 169 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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315 reviews 315 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

We ate here a couple of times during our stay in ascona. I had read the mixed reviews beforehand so was pleasantly surprised when our first meal was in fact very good. It's a big restaurant with a lot of outside tables and possibly even more inside. Excellent location for people and lake watching. Sit outside if you can as... More

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Chisinau, Moldova
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

I dont know what people ate here but i guess i was in luck coz the bad reviews really surprise me I had pasta with gamberi which was huge and fantastic i had to leave half in the plate which i regreted about later :) Our friends had horse meat which was very nice! And risotto is to die for!... More

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Moscow, Russia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had a lunch here at the end of May. The location is fantastic with terrific view over the lake. The service was good, as well as the food. That was absolutely unexpected taking the fact that this is a popular touristic spot. We had a splendid tuna salad, grilled shrimps, lamb, beer and mineral water. The invoice amounted to... More

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Zurich
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Ate here with my family last weaken. i live in switzerland and by swiss standards this is not up to scratch. the prices are about swiss average so no complaints there. The service is good. its a very popular spot so expect crowds. the crowds come for the great location. food howver is very average. I had a fillet steak,... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Avoid this place like plagie! We did the mistake of eating here and we got an average, overpriced (even for Ascona's standard... something like 26.-) pizza. And it got sooo windy outside that it became almost impossible to eat. So I asked for a place insid? I got a nice "NO" even if there were free tables. They were reserved.... More

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