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via Ghiridone c.p. 263, Brissago 6614, Switzerland
+41 (0) 91 793 01 95
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Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Brissago
Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Yorkshire UK
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Wow!!!! It's a good drive up a steep, narrow mountain road but you are rewarded but an absolutely amazing view overlooking Lago Maggiore. We had booked a table (recommended - we went on a Monday at 6pm and the restaurant was full by 7pm - Friday was even busier). The food is authentically Italian and makes a refreshing change from... More 

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Venice, Italy
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Ate twice at the Osteria, once with a group of 6 friends and then as a couple. Fabulous view, family owned and operated osteria, splendid food, and lovely people. We'll continue to return and recommend - the risotto is special, and the roast pork was the best in Switzerland! Thanks to the family!

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Vienna, Austria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Only go there, if you are not afraid to drive on narrow, winding mountain roads ... cause you will. But it's worth it

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Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We spent a couple of days in Brissago at the Lago Maggiore. We ended up going there twice. I have no idea how they do it; everything we tasted had this home-made character to it with a lot of flavor. We had the Goat and Veal and tried both the Risotto Borei and Risotto Funghi as a side and also... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Excellent service and fantastic local food! Try the risotto ai funghi, simply delicious! Not easy to drive up there, but once you arrive....its worth 1000 times!!!!!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We were a bit dissapointed after our walk up the hill. The reception was poor and not professionel. After waiting long for something to drink it took even longer for the average food. The place is quite nice and has a bit of a view, but we and our friends were not really impressed. Prices are ok but overall it... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria Borei

Address: via Ghiridone c.p. 263, Brissago 6614, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0) 91 793 01 95
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Brissago
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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