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Osteria Nostrana

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Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 51 58
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
All hours
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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Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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

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 1 week ago 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.

Thank mikeb4712
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank SZKlein
Rochester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the view of the lake and the staff were efficient and friendly. We ordered a lasagne and tuna salad. The lasagne was twenty pounds and the tuna salad about 18. Both were delicious. To be fair the prices are in keeping with the rest of the restaurants in the street. It was our first night in Switzerland. We... More 

Thank RoxyBaron
North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb pizza and pasta at his busy restaurant with outdoor dining on the waterfront. The "Enzo" pasta was delicious and pizzas are fabulous. We enjoyed our meal so much that we returned the following evening. The only negative is the closeness of the tables (but this is the case with most other restaurants in the area). Both nights, there was... More 

Thank SRalston105
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We shared the signature Nostrana pizza - very good but not cheap. It is ideally located, however, so well worth the price as a one off. I wasn't quite so fond of the beer, though.

Thank Jonathan G
Zug, Switzerland
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we are in Ascona (approx. 10 times a year), we have dinner in Osteria Nostrana. For us, they have the best pizza outside of Italy and the atmosphere is great. In case you look for great food/good prices, friendly service and a typical italian restaurant, you need to go there. Be prepared, to wait a little for a... More 

Thank SebastianManthei
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice dinner here. The place is very busy but the service is good. We had pizzas and they were amazing. The view overlooking the lake is just the icing on the cake.

Thank Stump60
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I love everthing about it! Food, location, staff, ambiance — are all excellent. The restaurant makes real good italian dishes. I'll be absolutely going back for more soon. Bravo Osteria Nostrana!

Thank Anonymous A
Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is kitchy in decor but the food is delicious. The locals might make fun of it and knick it as a tourist joint but they still go there as well. Good bread, salad, and pizzas.

Thank Swissmama2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:30 am
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 am
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?