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Antico Ristorante Borromeo

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via Collegio 16, Ascona CH-6612, Switzerland
+41 091 791 92 81
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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226 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Ghent, Belgium
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What pops into my eye when reading the reviews is, 'a great welcome'. That is so true! Absolutely no feeling you are just a tourist, no. You are a GUEST and Bruno and Isolino are very proud of their kitchen. They propose you the dish of the day, which we took. It was delicious! Fresh fish and a home made... More 

Thank Natacha V
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We arrived on chance and were made very welcome. Four of us had a simple two course dinner with everything excellent. Very attentive and charming service and not as expensive as on the lake front. The garden was a delight to be in.

Thank Alan S
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139 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Nice old traditional place . Very good north Italian food . Excellent service . Very nice garden . Very good selection of vines. Recommend.

Thank Hiruno
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Take a short walk away from the lake side through charming little streets and alley ways full of art galleries and boutiques, and you will find this restaurant. The atmosphere is very special, there is lots of room and everything is unhurried yet attentive. The food was amazing, as good as it gets, I would certainly go back to this... More 

Thank Hector G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

On holiday on Lago Maggiore on the Italian side at Luino. Decided to visit Switzerland for lunch! This is a nice restaurant with a good menu selection. Attentive staff welcomed us and we soon placed an order and started on some bread & grissini as we waited. The food was lovely and the 4 of us enjoyed the meal. It's... More 

Thank David W
Castle Pines, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My wife & I dined at Antico Borromeo on our last night in Ascona. We were a bit early (about 7:00) and were greeted with a nearly empty restaurant. But we were confident that this was a great place based on TA reviews. The owner and her husband made us feel right at home. She offered to let me taste... More 

Thank 47mase
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice dinner in the garden. The food is nice and the service fine. It's worth a visit with friends or family. They don't have a kids menu but they can have all what is on the menus. Downside the price it's the same for the kids!

Thank Leonard B
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Very nice garden. Friendly service. First Course salmon with dille sause was ok. Second course fellotini fild with crab meat was not good at all. Filling eas dry and mot tasty. The dessert eas a disaster. The cream of the crema catalana was like puding water. Far too liquid. The tiramisu had hardly any cake in, mostly cream. They did... More 

Thank WillemThehu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Swiss
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Collegio 16, Ascona CH-6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 091 791 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?