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Ristorante Pizzeria al Piazza

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Piazza Giuseppe Motta 27-29, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
091 911 41 11
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Pasta and attentive service

Spaghetti with clams and Lobster linguine - both good. Also good choice of wines. The Maitre D' was attentive and quickly sorted a dry table when it started raining!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Spaghetti with clams and Lobster linguine - both good. Also good choice of wines. The Maitre D' was attentive and quickly sorted a dry table when it started raining!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had a great pizza at the Piazza! It was great to sit out on the patio overlooking the lake and made for interesting people watching. An enjoyable experience!

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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

Impeccable service, right on the promenade/water, no rip-off pricewise (which is somewhat unusual for Switzerland).

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The large sunny outdoor position on the lakeside Piazza obviously makes this a popular eating place for tourists, but I found the quality only average. Prices are typical for the area. A somewhat impatient waiter brought me overly dry scaloppine and French fries, which were a disappointment. The glass of locally-produced Chardonnay, however, was a pleasant surprise: well made, fresh,... More 

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Attard, Malta
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116 reviews 116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Nice area by the lake, friendly staff and Wifi available. Bread offered was good, and pasta was acceptable, not too great.

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Paris, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Good Pizza - much better than the ones I ate at other more pricey restaurants on the waterfront. On a nice littel square in the small streets

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98 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This restaurant is right on the piazza and perfect for watching the strollers by the waterfront. Jim and I stopped by for a beer and pizza in the early afternoon. We had the local style pizza with salami, cheese,tomato and rocket and in the center was a round of local cheese. Very good, very reasonable.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The Piazza now shares a common kitchen (and a common menu) with the "Al Faro" next door. The asparagus in season we had for starters was great. My wife tried the Saltimbocca which, strangely, came without the usual sage leaf, and the risotto was somewhat bland (despite a strong yellow colouring). I took the Spaghetti carbonara which came across a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Stoped for a short visit on easter weekend at ristorante Al Piazza and i've to say that the food exceeded my expectations. I tried the Saltimbocca with safran risotto and they were really tasty. My wife and kids had Pizza and it was really good. The service staff was really on point and they seemed to enjoy working all together.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The pizza and wine were absolutely delicious! We traveled to Ascona while we were visiting the Lake Maggiore region of Italy. On a whim, we decided to drive to Switzerland and have dinner. It was one of the most worthwhile spontaneous decisions we've ever made. The staff was lovely. We enjoyed a romantic walk by the lake after dinner. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Giuseppe Motta 27-29, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: 091 911 41 11

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 53
  • Cuisine: Italian, Swiss, Pizza, Mediterranean

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