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Osteria Borei

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via Ghiridone c.p. 263, Brissago 6614, Switzerland
+41 (0) 91 793 01 95
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only drive up here if you're very confident in narrow one way steep roads. Otherwise get a taxi. But it's worth it. Lovely food, excellent wine and good service. But it's the view you're really coming for. We had the luck to have a cuckoo singing in the forest behind. How much more Swiss could you get?

Thank MelbourneDavo
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Park your Michelin-starred attitude for an evening. This is a rustic establishment located in a remote area - typical of grottos in Ticino. The cuisine is simple - like eating at grandma's house. The view from the terrace tables is unparalleled!! Who knows how long grottos will survive in the current economy? Partake of this traditional experience while you can.... More 

Thank Louise H
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, excellent food. 500 mt climb up from Lago Maggiore. Very nice views both to Swiss and Italian sides of the lake

1 Thank AndreSaoPaulo61
Yorkshire UK
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Wow!!!! It's a good drive up a steep, narrow mountain road but you are rewarded but an absolutely amazing view overlooking Lago Maggiore. We had booked a table (recommended - we went on a Monday at 6pm and the restaurant was full by 7pm - Friday was even busier). The food is authentically Italian and makes a refreshing change from... More 

1 Thank pea-n-pod
Venice, Italy
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Ate twice at the Osteria, once with a group of 6 friends and then as a couple. Fabulous view, family owned and operated osteria, splendid food, and lovely people. We'll continue to return and recommend - the risotto is special, and the roast pork was the best in Switzerland! Thanks to the family!

2 Thank trakrider51
Vienna, Austria
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43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Only go there, if you are not afraid to drive on narrow, winding mountain roads ... cause you will. But it's worth it

2 Thank DiabelliMi
Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We spent a couple of days in Brissago at the Lago Maggiore. We ended up going there twice. I have no idea how they do it; everything we tasted had this home-made character to it with a lot of flavor. We had the Goat and Veal and tried both the Risotto Borei and Risotto Funghi as a side and also... More 

2 Thank Peter W
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Excellent service and fantastic local food! Try the risotto ai funghi, simply delicious! Not easy to drive up there, but once you arrive....its worth 1000 times!!!!!

Thank AdrianoGeo
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We were a bit dissapointed after our walk up the hill. The reception was poor and not professionel. After waiting long for something to drink it took even longer for the average food. The place is quite nice and has a bit of a view, but we and our friends were not really impressed. Prices are ok but overall it... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Ghiridone c.p. 263, Brissago 6614, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Brissago
  • Phone Number: +41 (0) 91 793 01 95

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