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Ristorante Boccalino

via della Motta 7, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
+41 91 751 96 81
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“bistecca” (2 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 2:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European
$$ - $$$
via della Motta 7, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant in a quiet, yet lively pedestrian area. The service is great, food is fantastic (we had spaghetti of course and they were really good !) and it offers the chance to chat with the locals where you can practice your...More

Thank BergenRoland
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

We had beef carpaccio & octopus carpaccio for starter. Mains: fried fish & horse fillet. The meat was excellent quality & not expensive compared to other restaurants in Switzerland. Our choice of wine was not available so the waitee suggested another that was the same...More

Thank Anne0368
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Good Italian food, reasonable price, friendly service. We had dinner at 5.30 already and I believe they have service throughout the day... would definitely come back.

Thank ChristianSuiMex
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

A local, I've walked by this place a hundred times and finally decided to give it a try. I was always attracted by the cosy and homey atmosphere. I had a delicious half portion of 'Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino' (Pasta with garlic,olive oil and...More

1  Thank Louise H
Reviewed October 8, 2016

If you like fancy foods, this is not the place to go. SERVICE: Very fast and friendly FOOD: Excellent Italian home-style cooking. VALUE FOR MONEY: OK

1  Thank superphoto
Reviewed August 30, 2016

If you are looking for an adequate dinner in Locarno without wanting to spend the usual fortune that Swiss meals cost, you may want to try this place. The grilled shrimp with mixed vegetables on the side were fine (CHF29) though the Uncle Ben's style...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Many others praise this restaurant, I have mixed feelings from my recent visit . They provide what are called "reasonable prices" but I was expecting something a little better, even for a little more cost, they are shaving off both ends- the 'reasonable price' and...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Was in Lugano for a girls trip. Very delicious food! The service was great. The outdoor seating area is very cute! The prices were more than reasonable

Thank nancygrau
Reviewed June 21, 2016

Situated in the Old Town Il Boccalino was always pretty busy and was frequented by both locals and tourists. The atmosphere was very good as was the service. On the two occasions we ate here the various pasta and risotto dishes we had were excellent,...More

Thank johnboyPeterborough
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Between good restaurants in Locarno center Boccalino offers best value for money. Good choice, quality of ingredients, Italian chef makes dishes not only tasty but food presntation is very good. In Boccalino you pay 25 Swiss Franc for meal that cost 40 in some fine...More

Thank MM051
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via della Motta 7, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Locarno
  • Phone Number: +41 91 751 96 81
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