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$20 - $90
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European
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Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

The food was absolutely wonderful. Excellent service and a great place if you’re willing to spend a bit more . We ordered the scallops and risotto to start with and ended with the octopus and Osso Bucco. Rarely have I experienced a restaurant where every...bite makes you say “mmmm” . This is definitely one of them !More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 18, 2020 via mobile

Nice place where to spend a special dinner. Food was very good and very well presented: beautiful to look at and good to taste. If you are looking for traditional Swiss food, this is not the place for you. Prices slightly above average, but you...pay for the fine food.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 23, 2020

We were brought here by my brother and his partner who live in Locarno, and we were extremely pleased with their choice for a farewell dinner on our last night. It was a chilly evening so the open fire and cosy atmosphere were very welcome,...as was an outstanding but rather expensive dinner. I am still licking my lips while remembering the Foie Gras starter, a triumph of flavours and textures. The lovely man who looked after us was friendly and funny and tolerant of our rather loud table! This was probably the last night they were open before everything was shut down in Switzerland because of the COVID19. We hope that this horrible situation doesn't last too long and that they can open again very soon to continue to delight future diners. Rest assured that we will be back as soon as we can, and we wish them the very best.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

An unbelievable find based on reading other reviews! Was looking for somewhere special for lunch and discovered this gem! Location as has been said before, is tucked away on a hill (a few minutes from Lakeside) almost parallel to the Lake down a little cobbled...walkway! Delightful, friendly, good English speaking welcome and small but beautifully traditional unusual menu of high quality! Well explained to us in English ! Will definitely return when back in Locarno!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 5, 2019

Located in small street out of crowdy main Locarno street in small house with stone tables it is the very nice and intimate place for romantic and really good lunch or dinner. Very nice staff with very good recommendations (wine, food), all fresh made meals...are very tasty and original. Including small starters (free greetings from kitchen), main course and desserts, all is perfect. Including quiet romantic atmosphere and good prices (it is Switzerland) makes this place really great option for food in Locarno.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Every bit as good as the recommendations. A meal remeniscent of the good old days, excellent service.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

My friends and I had an absolutely perfect dinner at Osteria Chiara, we felt welcome and enjoyed the friendly staff. Also, food was excellent and creative!! The ambience is amazing and we would go back anytime again when in Locarno! Thank you!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Everything was great. The staff was incredible and the food very creative and delicious. A recommendation from our granddad, so glad we took his advice.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Let´s start with the obvious: This is Switzerland so it´s not going to be cheap. Having said that, my wife and I had a fabulous seasonal three course meal, with excellent local wine (the quality of which surprised us) and friendly service in a retaurant...full of charm and atmosphere (on a Wednesday evening) for 150 Swiss Francs. We consider this well spent as we wanted (and received) good food, something a little different to the usual fare. The dishes were clearly home cooked and the presentation was excellent. We would go there again as we can imagine that the menu changes with the seasons and that it will always be busy. Don´t go with the children - go for a romantic meal for two or a night out with adult friends. It´s worth it in my humble opinionMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Wanted a non-touristy spot, this fit the bill perfectly. Ambience is authentic, non-pretentious, and warm. Terrace is a treat where you sit under the grape arbor, surrounded by stone and wrought iron. The rustic decor belies the real treat, though. The food is Michelin star...quality. Amazing combinations, and also a feast for the eyes. The service is warm and gracious. We were given a brief tour of the wine cellar, still the same after hundreds of years. I almost hesitate to recommend this little secret, but the owners deserve the recognition. This will be our go-to place whenever we're here. Belissima!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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