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Antico Ristorante Borromeo

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via Collegio 16, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 92 81
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382 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

The touristic season is over... and we the locals can concentrate on real mastery... The Risotto Funghi Porcini was heavenly... As the owner agreed: "The best so far..." Coupled with impeccable service and ambiance; our tastebuds are still singing...

Thank rokkap
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

What a treat - great ambience and outstanding food - first visit to the resturant and it won't be the last- duck pate with figs and delish ossabuco rounded off with a mouthwatering tiramisu was just the best. Excellent and friendly staff made for a super evening in Ascona.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Don't forget to reserve for this restaurant! A wonderful meal with excellent service - very friendly. I had the risotto and porchini - delicious. Everyone at our table had something different and all were very happy. We also chose a regional wine which was also excellent. We're tempted to go back tonight.

1 Thank Lk K
Caledonia, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in without a reservation and got the last table for the 6:00 seating. We had the "ossobuco con risotto parmasano" and a beer. It was very good! Price was also good. Service excellent! Atmosphere also excellent!

Thank susieq542
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I had the fish with rice an vegetables...which was excellent. Quite a big piece of fish actually. Service was great (although the place was quite busy) and staff was very friendly.

Thank Christian Z
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382 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

As newcomers to Ascona, sampling restaurants is a high priority... Well, we did not go wrong... Borromeo was excellent! They went out of their way to seat us... What followed was gratifying examples in courtesy, attention, and caring. We immediately felt at home, and part of the extended family. Very promising... And: the food was also super tasty... Go for... More 

Thank rokkap
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The setting is pleasant with high ceilinged rooms in the old townhouse in winter and a nice outside area in the summer. Food is classical somewhat rustic italian fare with Ossobuco and the Brasato being good choices for main course. Prices are a slightly lower than most comparable restaurants in the area.

1 Thank David E
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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130 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

During the tourist season, we locals tend to run away to places like Borromeo to avoid the crowded lakefront restaurants in Ascona. The quiet garden is a haven of tranquility that's only a stone's throw from the main bus stop. We enjoyed the lunch menu of the day, including a crisp frisee salad followed by a perfectly prepared risotto with... More 

1 Thank Louise H
Lausanne, Switzerland
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250 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Friends and I enjoyed a lovely summer dinner on the terrace. The food was solid - fresh, high-quality ingredients that were well-cooked and flavored. There is also a good selection of wines - mainly Italian. But the service is really what makes this place stand out. Our waiter spoke excellent English and was extremely accommodating. I'd go back!

Thank GroteAppel
Tel Aviv, Israel
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

A garden restaurant located not far from the police station. A good food with slow service. The waiters are not English speakers

Thank Ron A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Collegio 16, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 791 92 81

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?