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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice garden and nice food

We had a nice dinner in the garden. The food is nice and the service fine. It's worth a visit with friends or family. They don't have a kids menu but they can have all what is on the menus. Downside the price it's the same for the kids!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a nice dinner in the garden. The food is nice and the service fine. It's worth a visit with friends or family. They don't have a kids menu but they can have all what is on the menus. Downside the price it's the same for the kids!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very nice garden. Friendly service. First Course salmon with dille sause was ok. Second course fellotini fild with crab meat was not good at all. Filling eas dry and mot tasty. The dessert eas a disaster. The cream of the crema catalana was like puding water. Far too liquid. The tiramisu had hardly any cake in, mostly cream. They did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My first time in Switzerland, I totally fall in love with the place as well as the food here. The owner was so nice and that makes everything even more memorable! Thank you for letting us hanging around shooting there and having the best food I have ever tried in Switzerland..

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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