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viale Verbano 15, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
+41 91 743 43 77
9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Basel, Switzerland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been visiting Locarno for a few years now, with family, friends, partner and Al Torchio is out go-to restaurant. Good food at a good price!! I can really recommend the Pizzas and the Cordon Bleus. Furthermore, the service is good and the location of the restaurant is top - nice view of the lake! Really recommend it!

Thank Tanja I
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Honestly, I went expecting a good restaurant. It had a nice location. Service was fair to low. I wouldn't eat here again (there are much better places in Locarno) but it would probably be OK for a glass of wine in the late afternoon. The wine list small, and expensive.

Thank neumunz
Donato O, Proprietario at Al Torchio, responded to this review
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Buon giorno per quanto riguarda l'insalata con tonno, sulla carta non c'è scritto tonno fresco quindi chiaramente in scatola, ma... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

A really large choice of pizza, pasta, fish and meat. Plenty of outdoor seating, very friendly service. Big portions, the spaghetti frutti di mare was excellent, with much more frutti di mare than average. Real value for money !

Thank Karin377
Schindellegi, Switzerland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

More a pizzeria serving also other type of Italian food - with a surprising selection of excellent Swiss (Ticino) and Italian wines. Plan to return again mainly for their wines!

Thank jm2cents
Naters, Switzerland
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62 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

We had a pizza capricciosa which was quite average (not the best dough) and seafood spaghetti (alla cozze) which were okay. We sat outside, the tables are rather close to each other, so it's not very cozy when crowded. Service was quick. Prices are in line with other restaurants in the area.

Thank paisam
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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289 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Service is geared around Italian & German speakers; they were very reluctant to bring out the fluent English speaking waiter. This led to a mistake being made with our order, but to their credit they took the dish back, refunded it and brought the proper dish swiftly. Apart from this we enjoyed good food, good wine & the view /... More 

Thank DavidSB
Wiesbaden, Germany
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by hotel staff and did not disappoint. Had fish encrusted with almonds and minestrone soup. Food was plenty enough for both me and hubby. I agree with another reviewer that the tiramisu was to die for, as it was the best I have ever had! Prices were reasonable and staff was very personable and attentive. Picture was... More 

Thank Belinda D
Hamburg, Germany
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 28, 2016

We had a great evening with best Pizza! Tiramisu is to die for..Special thanks to our waiter, whos name we, unfortunately, didnt catch - his smile and jokes added some extra fun to our evening :) ..didnt manage 25 Martinis to be eligible for a Picture with Goerge Cloonie though..will definitely be back!

Thank I B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great atmosphere, the restaurant was very busy on a Tuesday night in low season. The rabbit I ordered did not disappoint at all and came with a delicious risotto. A very generous portion also. Great service, felt welcomed although didn't book in advance. A great and real place to eat out, high quality food, however not pretencious at all. Would... More 

Thank Irina K
Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2015

A great place to hang out, chat and watch the day go by right at the lake. We have been here many years ago and returned just to see how it is. As nice and friendly as it was 20 years ago. Recommended.

Thank Axel S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: viale Verbano 15, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Locarno  >  Muralto
  • Phone Number: +41 91 743 43 77

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