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Antico Ristorante Borromeo

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via Collegio 16, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 091 791 92 81
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331 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank David E
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Louise H
Lausanne, Switzerland
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226 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Ghent, Belgium
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

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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111 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 alanswerdlow
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140 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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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, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Collegio 16, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 091 791 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?