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Osteria Ferriroli

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Swiss, European, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Wine Bar
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Via Contra, Tenero-Contra 6646, Switzerland
091 745 11 14
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

AWESOME! I recommend this restaurant to all meat lovers. The waiters are lovely, the food is delicious and the place is beautiful.

1 Thank Steve D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

A visit at the Osteria is always great. You have to try some classic specialities like the Risotto (which is one of the best I ever had!) and you have to order the meat platter. You will get to taste deer, bison, beef, veal, horse, austrich and many more. Everything is broiled on the grill and really tasty. Under the... More 

1 Thank Thomas_Moritz
Zurich, Switzerland
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

A friend recommended it as the best place for steak in the area. Very good indeed. We had a black angus and a chianina, both excellent quality. Friendly service. Place is very isolated, you will have to drive all the way up on a mountain road (watch out: the way to the restaurant from locarno is closed till december 2015)... More 

Thank Erica00B
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is the very best place in the Ticino to eat meat. If you are a vegetarian then do not even think about going here. There is is an excellent selection of wines from the cellar. You can chose from the best beef, pork, lamb or one of the many different types of game and every entree is accompanied by... More 

Thank Bill R
Xiamen, China
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Osteria Ferrioli has a good name for his meats! From different beefs to kudu, the choice is great! Fresh from the grill with some potatoes and vegetables, a nice glass of wine and the Ticinese Air! What do you want more! If you go there, I recommend the risotto with fois gras as appetizer!

Thank Cedric F
Moscow, Russia
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

During our trip we have visited this family restaurant located high up the mountains. It was the first time we visited this kind of restaurant. The weather was perfect and they placed everybody outside so we have the chance to admire beautifull landscales. The staff was absolutely friendly. We chose the mix of different grilled meats. The idea of this... More 

Thank MeLudmila
Basel, Minusio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

If you love meat, a friendly atmosphere and a good Swiss and Italian red wine selection, Ferriroli is the place to go. Antonio manages the grill - which includes delicacies like fasona piemontese and chianina - and Patricia keeps a tight control on the tables. Take the apero outside, look @ the view and give your tastebuds free rein!

Thank Jessica M
San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2012

If you happen to travel through Locarno, don't miss this restaurant. Tony and Pat run a five star "cuisine", a five star service, a five star wine list in a five star atmosphere. We were lucky enough to be there in the truffle season. The weather was great so we sat outside on a stone table near the fireplace where... More 

1 Thank Lily A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2011

Set in the hills behind Locarno. Ferriroli offers a great menu of meats from Switzerland and beyond. Don't miss the risotto on offer! Probably the best I have tasted. Very friendly staff, the owners of the restaurant are active in the restaurant with Mr. F doing all the BBQ and Mrs. F ensuring the restaurant runs smoothly, she also has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $60
Italian, Swiss, European, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Wine Bar
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Contra, Tenero-Contra 6646, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Tenero-Contra
  • Phone Number: 091 745 11 14

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