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Ristorante Pizzeria al Piazza

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piazza Giuseppe Motta 27-29, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 11 81
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Varca, India
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is one of the many restaurants lining the main square overlooking the port at Ascona but this eating place is close to the jetty where the boats stop. I ordered just a simple spaghetti dish with garlic and basilica. It was served hot and the service was attentive. The wine, served by the glass, was relatively expensive but very... More 

Thank 1939Travelguy
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

I visited Ascona and that Resturant has a great location on the lake. The food was so delicious. And the dessert was amazing. I had a lemon tart it was the best i ever had !

Thank Abdullah J
Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Very middle-class restaurant. The service was quite poor, the waiter did his job but not much more. The food was also okay, but also nothing you will remember. Nice view over the plaza. Dont order the spaghetti.

1 Thank rensimmare
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Great setting by the lake, carbonara was lovely, and our son was well catered for with his pasta natur! Unfortunately the three stars are because my husband's meal of gnocchi with rocket pesto was very, very bitter. Not sure the chef tasted before sending the food out, otherwise we would have given 4 stars.

2 Thank Jo B
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244 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Spent a lunchtime at the jazz festival here as they had a great group playing in the restaurant. Atmosphere great, service very attentive and they do an excellent vegetarian pizza. Prices were very reasonable considering the location.

Thank pettirosso
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We shared a pizza Ticinese (which features goats cheese) between the two of us: very tasty, with a nice crispy base. The birra alla spina was good also. Not particularly cheap, but then this is Switzerland. Altogether a very pleasant spot for lunch.

Thank Jonathan G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Great location on the lake promenade, friendly and attentive staff, good food - we had the chicken in a basket and lasagne - nice, warm ambiance. We definitely recommend this place and would go again!

Thank 142robertaf
Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

we went to this restaurant and had a tasty Pizza Hawai and a Fitness Plate with Salmon. The view is great and the stuff is friendly. Can recommend it!

Thank Kevin D
Ko Samui, Thailand
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196 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

We dropped by here for dinner as I had noticed a sign outside offering a “Thai corner”, and I thought my partner could eat Thai and I could have Italian. It worked well. The Italian wasn't bad at all given how touristy the location was, and the Thai chef they have satisfied my partner’s cravings quite effectively. Not a gourmet's... More 

Thank venividivice
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2014

Spaghetti with clams and Lobster linguine - both good. Also good choice of wines. The Maitre D' was attentive and quickly sorted a dry table when it started raining!

Thank PeterUK70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $49
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Swiss, Pizza, Thai
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: piazza Giuseppe Motta 27-29, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 791 11 81
Located on the Ascona lake-front, it can satisfy every palate offering varied cuisine ranging from regional and Mediterranean food to pizzas and Thai. It has a comfortable and modern lounge to enjoy the relaxing view of the lake accompanied by a good drink and with the sun's help creates magical moments. The restaurant, which has a large terrace and view of Lake Maggiore, embraces you with a passion for fine cuisine and conviviality. MORE

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