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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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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Lunch in Ascona

On holiday on Lago Maggiore on the Italian side at Luino. Decided to visit Switzerland for lunch! This is a nice restaurant with a good menu selection. Attentive staff welcomed us and we soon placed an order and started on some bread & grissini as we waited. The food was lovely and the 4 of us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
David W
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

On holiday on Lago Maggiore on the Italian side at Luino. Decided to visit Switzerland for lunch! This is a nice restaurant with a good menu selection. Attentive staff welcomed us and we soon placed an order and started on some bread & grissini as we waited. The food was lovely and the 4 of us enjoyed the meal. It's... More 

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Castle Pines, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My wife & I dined at Antico Borromeo on our last night in Ascona. We were a bit early (about 7:00) and were greeted with a nearly empty restaurant. But we were confident that this was a great place based on TA reviews. The owner and her husband made us feel right at home. She offered to let me taste... More 

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Thank 47mase
Switzerland
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Leonard B
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank WillemThehu
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Earnie E
Zurich, Switzerland
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98 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank sharkwhale13
Miami Beach, Florida
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144 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Thank Kurt M
Zurich, Switzerland
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?