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Il Ristorante Villa Orselina

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via Santuario 10, Orselina 6644, Switzerland
+41 91 735 73 73
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The Netherlands
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Varied menu, attentive but not overwhelming staff, great wine menu, delicious food, beautiful location. Highly recommend.

Thank Kirstin B
Villa Orselina O, Manager at Il Ristorante Villa Orselina, responded to this review

Dear Beloved Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine at our main restaurant during your stay at Villa Orselina and for also taking the time to share this wonderful experience. Your kind compliments have been passed on to our team. It sincerely pleases us to hear that you appreciated Il Ristorante's menus, cuisine, setting and most importantly refined service. We... More 

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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We had dinner one night during our stay. It was a very nice view and the food was very good. It was a bit expensive for the quality, but the price was for the view. The food was good, but not amazing and at $300 for two people I expected a bit more.

Thank mmth308
Villa Orselina O, Manager at Il Ristorante Villa Orselina, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, First and foremost, thank you for choosing Villa Orselina¹s Il Ristorante for your dining experience during your stay. We are as well very grateful, that you took the time to share your experience and feedback with us. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed our vast views over the Lake Maggiore region and found our cuisine to... More 

Terra Ceia, Florida
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2016

We were on our way up the mountain but the cable car broke down. We looked around for a place to eat and we stuck our head inside the Villa Orselina and asked if they served lunch. The very helpful staffer (Ms. Fernandez/Hernandez, sorry I forgot) took us to the restaurant. We told her it was my Wife's birthday and... More 

Thank Michael R
Villa Orselina O, Direttore at Il Ristorante Villa Orselina, responded to this review

Dear valued Guest, We are so pleased to have been your host for this particular celebration. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t make it up the Cardada Mountain. We hope you will have an opportunity in the near future to visit the mountain and visit us here at Villa Orselina. Ms. Fernandez and the whole Villa Orselina team... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2016

Excellent terrace dining for lunch and dinner. Great bar too and fun for apero before Film Festival Locarno ! Wonderful salads and top wine cellar. Their "in" dining plates are tops with a artistic presentation.

Thank barefootsusyq
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2015

We casually rolled into Villa Orselina for dinner while in town and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was very nice, but casual enough that I did not feel out of place (I was dressed casually). The food was wonderful and the outdoor dining experience was second to none.

Thank rojoeinnc
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2015

Loved the food here. They serve an amuse bouche at the beginning and 4 small sweets/pralines at the end - all was delicious! You can also get a smaller portion of the primi for a little less. Impeccable service and fantastic view. Was also able to visit the kitchen and speak with the chef during an apero offered at the... More 

Thank minaflo
Shanghai, China
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558 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2014

Frankly speaking, this restaurant could have a star in the Guide Michelin. It is high rated in Gault Millau... As rather frequently visiting high ranked restaurants world wide, I think I am able to compare, and must say this place belongs to the better ones for sure. - Although the menu is a bit conservative. Especially the seasonal dishes with... More 

Thank Ralf M
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were lucky enough to enjoy breakfast each day (including champagne) as well as two dinners. The food was spectacular as well as the service. Can not wait to eat here again.

Thank Clover0
Ascona, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed June 13, 2014

We absolutely loved this restaurant. Service was flawless, from the front desk agents & marketing staff as well as the General Director who kindly greeted us upon arrival, to the restaurant hosts and waiters. Everyone was extremely friendly and efficient. The setting is truly wonderful, with stunning views of Lake Maggiore and the city of Locarno. We thoroughly enjoyed our... More 

Thank Lucila P
Zurich, Switzerland
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2013

What a lovely restaurant, it is stylishly decorated and has a wonderful view of the Locarno lake, it is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two. The service was great, from the porters at reception to the waiters and hosts at the restaurant we were so impressed with their professional yet friendly approach. The food was great! Great... More 

Thank jetset2London

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Santuario 10, Orselina 6644, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Orselina
  • Phone Number: +41 91 735 73 73
  • This restaurant is at Villa Orselina
Dine with a spectacular view over the lovely Lago Maggiore. The panorama restaurant <<il ristorante>> spoils guests with an innovative and most tasteful <<cucina italiana>> courtesy of top-chef Antonio Fallini, who recently received 14 points Gault Millau.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?