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Antica Osteria Vacchini

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$$ - $$$
Italian, European, Swiss
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contrada Maggiore 23, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 13 96
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Simple, rustic decor but a warm welcome and authentic, delicious Ticino specialities prepared and presented with finesse, using fresh local produce. And very reasonably priced ( by Swiss standards). We liked it so much after our first visit we returned 2 nights later to explore the menu further and were delighted once again. Highly recommended.

Thank ron M
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here and first thing we noticed was the kindness of the owner - were seated on the big terrace and ordered the speciality of the house which was meat on the hot stone and the meat was perfect So was the other speciality 'trippa' - tripe in a tomato sauce - really authentic and delicious - as... More 

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390 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

In Ascona, the charm is in the old town. This garden restaurant some blocks up from the lake is a recommended example. Our appetizers, carpaccio and prosciutto di Parma, were tasty. Our main course risottos, parmigiana and funghi porcini were superbly tasty. Local open wines supported nicely the dinner. Service was 'Italian'; friendly and accommodating. No wonder the garden started... More 

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168 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2016

We had been in this restaurant before, but the last time in its garden restaurant part. You will have to look for it, since it is a bit hidden in Ascona’s side alleys. Tonight, since it was rather cool, we preferred to stay inside for dinner. And what a surprise this Osteria is inside: a rather small dining room shaped... More 

Thank 61_IslandHopper
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

We wanted schnitzel and searched online for a restaurant. This gem came highly recommended and I can only confirm that this is the place to go to. Local food, of high quality and served with enthusiasm and a smile. For starters I opted for the truffle risotto and it was the best I've ever had. My husband devoured the schnitzel... More 

Thank BarbarellAmsterdam
Winter Park, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Really good food in the center of Ascona. The prices are good and the employees are nice and make you feel at home. My advice: take the schnitzel with fries. It's delicious and huge!

Thank Samuel_Rednuke
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2011

Very fair food in a simple, but ok setting. The Hot Stone dish (signature dish of the place) is real fun. Don't touch the stone though. It's very, very hot :) House red wine was good. Service as well. Decor nothing fancy, but it was raining all night long and, still, we were able to sit outside and stay dry... More 

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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
Italian, European, Swiss
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: contrada Maggiore 23, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 791 13 96

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?