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Antica Osteria Il Malatesta


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Italian, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful and romantic restaurant possessing some medieval and rustic charm. Lovely interior full of ancient furniture and stuff. Very hospitable and courteous service. Amazing food, meat was especially delicious. The deserts are hard to resist as well. Perfect music accompanied our dinner, the candelabras’ light...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

We chose (August 2018) the place as it was an easy walk from our lake front hotel, and had top reviews. First, the service and attention were very good. Second, the dinners' preparation and their result, as to taste and presentation, was excellent. We knew...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We visited the place during Locarno Festival. We had a very Black Lamb in a combination with water bottle from Scotland. That was amazing! Great menu, amazing selection of waters and nice atmosphere!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Fantastic food and wide selection of wines in a very cosy environment!!! Staff is very friendly and service is excellent...

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A nice restaurant with a good team! This restaurant has a special selection of water and some of the selected brands could be as expensive as a bottle of wine😉 So might be better to review the list in case you would like to order...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We have a wonderful birthday meal from their set menu. Potion is good, and the food taste excellent. Very friendly staff helpful and welcoming. More than 4 people reserve a sea view table outdoor. Money worth spending in a holiday town.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant at the recommendation of the Michelin guide and my resort in Locarno. The restaurant is about a block away from Locarno train station and bus stop, or about a 5-10 minute walk from the funicular and the ferry station. The building is...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Il Malatesta has always been a „Woww“ experience - until the last time we were there. The menu was off-balance - too much salt on the triglie, overcooked fish as main, odd texture of the sauce going with the fish (too much flour?), and too...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank jessicam184
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and wine. Very friendly and competent service. Food was elaborated but very good and authentic! Definitely a place to recommend and to come back to! It is so nice and meanwhile rare to find a high level of food and service together working...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Barbara P
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place full of history! From many suggestions of the hotel, we chose this restaurant for dinner and I strongly recommend you to do the same. I had a table with a superb ceramic top, subtle view of the lake, with a lot of...More

Date of visit: August 2017
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