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Antico Ristorante Borromeo

via Collegio 16, Ascona CH-6612, Switzerland
+41 091 791 92 81
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Ranked #9 of 56 restaurants in Ascona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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88% Recommend
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Geneva, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The atmosphere is like homecooking but the dishes are on a different Level. Perfect Service and tasty and creative dishes. The Tagliatelle Vongole were great. Just a good olive oil makes the difference! The served white in the carafe was a surprise as well. The chimney spent some warmth and added a special feeling. All in all good food in... More

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Salford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We usually spend three to four breaks a year in Ascona. It's far more difficult to find restaurants that are open all year round, and the Antico Ristorante Borromeo is one of them. In winter, it's the wonderful atmosphere inside (with a large fireplace) - almost as if you're at someone's large dining room at home. In the warmer part... More

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Kent, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I travel to Ascona twice a year and have eaten at this restaurant many times. I have never been disappointed. The food is excellent. The two brothers, Bruno and Isolino, who run the restaurant are always there and make you feel right at home. Ask one of them to suggest a wine with dinner, their choices for me have been... More

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Tegna, Switzerland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

ok food, good service. nice intimate bar. in the old part of ascona

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