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“Great food, great view ...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Borei

Osteria Borei
via Ghiridone c.p. 263, Brissago 6614, Switzerland
+41 (0) 91 793 01 95
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Ranked #1 of 13 restaurants in Brissago
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Vienna, Austria
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food, great view ...”
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

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Basel, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“delicious food - phantastic view - cordial service”
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 tried the Artichoke Ravioli. All of the above can be wholeheartedly recommended. If in doubt go for a Risotto as a side, its is really great. So I do hope you're not the carb-avoiding kind as you will miss out big time.

The service was very charming.

The way up there is quite long and winded and when you think you lost your way it is most likely not the case so keep on driving and you will get there, hopefully... because it is definetly worth it.

Try and make reservations by calling them.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A dream...... With a wiew”
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!!!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Long way up for average food”
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 was not worth going there. The menu is very limited and the service was unfriendly.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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