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Osteria Nostrana

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Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 51 58
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:30 am
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Nangy
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good location in Ascona but for two people - two beers - 1 large (1l) mineral water - 2 pizzas for a total of 78.-CHF The pizza is good but very expensive. Better to go after 21;00 when all Swiss german are gone to bed As dessert I recommend the sabayon

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Thank Christian P
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here twice during our weekend stay. Both times, service was impeccable, even when the restaurant was full. The food is high quality and fairly priced. My fear that due to it's location it was a tourist trap very quickly receded. Nostrana is an excellent choice on your trip to Ascona.

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Thank jessieison
Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Ascona at the lake. If you compare the food, drinks, prices and service, this is my number one in Ascona. The view over the lake is great, the service is good + friendly and the food tastes really good, especially the Spaghetti Pomodoro!! This restaurant is always well-attended, sometimes a little bit too well.... More 

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Thank Hurricane3000
Como, Italy
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza is good, lunch menu no longer available after 14.30. Standard menu is nothing special, a bit boring, but the view is amazing.

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Thank chiassofan
Singapore
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant spreads across 3 buildings (!!!) facing the lake. It is hugely popular during dinner time, hence suggest to get there by 6 if one doesn't want to wait at the bar. Unfortunately they only take reservations for parties of 10 people or more. The food is great, especially their pizzas and salads. Service is efficient and friendly. A... More 

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Thank Notsofar
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This establishment serves very good food but like many others in the neighbourhood the prices are steep but staff were friendly and the zabaglione desert was to die for. Can recommend.

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Thank thewanderer300
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Pizza, but the glasses were dirty when they were delivered and the service was good and they are friendly, they also provided pens and pencils for the kids to colour in.

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Thank Aiden R
Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Although the terrace was quite full, the waiter came quick and was really friendly (older men) he even was singing when he walked through. :-) The pizzas where one of the best we've ever had! We both pimped our pizza with buffalo mozzarella (cost a bit more) this is really a must for all pizza lovers

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Thank BerryvanD
York, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

An excellent restaurant for both quality and value with a wide range of dishes and prices. Very busy, doesn't take reservations but you can wait at the bar and we were given a free glass of wine whilst waiting. Staff are friendly and the service is very slick.

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Thank mikeb4712
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We had a 5 minute wait for a table (didn't make reservations) but they ushered us right away to the bar and set 3 glasses of white wine in front of us (gratis!). The wait staff was fu and flirty and seemed like they really loved their job. Definitely an Italian vibe even though this is officially Switzerland. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 791 51 58

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?