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Antico Ristorante Borromeo

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via Collegio 16, Ascona CH-6612, Switzerland
+41 091 791 92 81
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food in a charming garden

Friendly service in the most beautiful garden - a quiet oasis in the middle of Ascona. My friends had the Brasato (Roast), which they liked, I had calf liver cooked to perfection with an excellent risotto. For dessert we took what they call 'Spuma allo Zabaione' and were a bit disappointed since it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
SuK524
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Friendly service in the most beautiful garden - a quiet oasis in the middle of Ascona. My friends had the Brasato (Roast), which they liked, I had calf liver cooked to perfection with an excellent risotto. For dessert we took what they call 'Spuma allo Zabaione' and were a bit disappointed since it was mostly vanilla ice cream with a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Easy to find next to a church this restaurant is what basic food should taste like. A well prepared filet mignon, medium, was the best I have eaten in any restaurant. The homey style atmosphere is suitable to this moderately priced restaurant and the big surprise is how great the food taste. My friend enjoyed the venison since it is... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The food was excellent. The service not so much, but the food made up for it. Tucked away from the lake front just a bit. Recommend it and will visit again.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had lunch at this restaurant twice this week, and each time we went for the daily special. On one occasion, this was an antipasto dish followed by fegato di vitello on risotto. Absolutely delicious, with the antipasto dish offering prosciutto crudo, tuna parfait, and Russian salad, All for CHF 28.--. Today we had saltimbocca on risotto for CHF 22.--.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Absolutely great! We were there for a garden wedding reception on 2 June 14 and (despite the unfortunate weather) it was an absolutely phenomenal occasion. The tidbits that were served - mouthwatering. The service - outstanding. I can only imagine that when you actually order a full meal inside, the beef brochettes and lamb chops will be to die for.... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I ate here last week and found it a very nice restaurant . The weather was good so we ate outside the food quite delightful and good value, the service good and the staff very efficient. Overall a most enjoyable evening.

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Washington, DC
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158 reviews 158 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I ate dinner one night in June at the Antico Ristorante Borromeo and was extremely disappointed by both the food and the service. I started with an appetizer of buffalo mozzarella with tomato. Served with a tiny garnish of red lettuce, it was topped with too much oil and without any seasoning – no basil, no herbs of any sort,... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We Sat outside in the garden, the service was good as was the food and wine. I had the beef which was so tender and my partner had the fish which was also good. Would recommend a visit.

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massachusetts
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144 reviews 144 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

We didn't make reservations, and when we arrived around 8:15, the restaurant was full. We stood around for about 5 minutes until a waiter told us to come back in 30 - 40 minutes. We walked around the town and came back around 9:00 and were glad we did. We split a salad misto and I had the branzino which... More 

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Zürich
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Wide variety of local dishes, cooked to perfection. We had a tiramisu which was so nice that we ordered a second one. Service was also friendly and helpful. Only expected a more "antico" atmosphere, though the existing one is really fine. Prices were reasonable, lower than in locarno.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via Collegio 16, Ascona CH-6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 091 791 92 81

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