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Antica Osteria Il Malatesta

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Via dei Pescatori 8, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
+41 91 730 15 24
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Mon 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Meal in Locarno!

We were recommended to this restaurant from our hotel receptionist, and on walking there (very close to station) were concerned that it was away from the lake in an area without any view... The food and service, however, were absolutely superb! Although a little expensive, the attention to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Johannesburg
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We liked the decoration and the terrace but the food was nothing special and over-priced. Salad dressing was ghastly(sweet!)

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Buongiorno Voglio presentare l'orribile insalata in questione servita con un aceto dolciastro....così descritta dalla nostra carissima cliente che invitiamo nuovamente... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were recommended to this restaurant from our hotel receptionist, and on walking there (very close to station) were concerned that it was away from the lake in an area without any view... The food and service, however, were absolutely superb! Although a little expensive, the attention to detail in the preparation of each dish was exceptional! Whoever is the... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is one of our all - time favourites in the area! Delicious local mozzarella di buffalo, perfectly grilled octopus, and succulent lamb cutlet all washed down with local wines. Friendly and attentive service. We locals are regulars.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Going on both a personal recommendation and TA rating, we were amazed that we were the only people there at 20:30 on a Friday evening. Another coupke came in later, but I think the prices may put off the locals except for special events. The food ( prawns kebabs wrapoed in ham), the wine and the cadre are all excellent.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great find! We loved this quaint restaurant. The menu, which is completely in Italian, is varied and delicious. Two of us found our main entrees to be a bit heavy handed on the salt, but overall, it was great. Service was friendly and helpful. I will plan to return!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Local cuisine set in a nice ambiance. The food was top-notch and the service as well. Truly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I went to the Restaurant because a very good friend recommended it to me. He said that it is a good place, with good food, good staff and good quality. I only can say that it was not true... for me it was more than good, It was really a excellent experience. It is not a typical italian restaurant, it... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Antica Osteria "Il Malatesta" is a short walk from the Locarno train station. The entrance faces the railroad tracks and is easy to miss. But to miss it would be a great shame. Behind the understated facade lies a great restaurant, proudly serving Swiss-Italian cuisine. If you are looking for wonderfully prepared food, superb service, and a cosy atmosphere,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

For a moment I thought that I`m dreaming. The wonderful terrace with the beautiful view of the mountains. The friendly waiter and the great swiss Merlot.... My meal was wonderful. It was a long time ago that I had that tasty food. The prices are not cheap, as in every restaurant in Switzerland, but here its worth every penny. Then... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This place is absolutely cosy and charming. Service is excellent. Food is not what we can expect for the price asked. It not high end cuisine, they try but is just good but not excellent .

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Additional Information about Antica Osteria Il Malatesta

Address: Via dei Pescatori 8, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 91 730 15 24
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Locarno  >  Muralto
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via dei Pescatori 8, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Locarno  >  Muralto
  • Phone Number: +41 91 730 15 24

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am

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