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Osteria Borghese

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via Borghese 20, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
+41 91 751 04 98
18:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had a mixed salad, main course, wine and coffee. A bottle of water is offered with the bottle of wine. Location, food & service very good. I have the impression everybody is and gets a warm welcome in this small family run restaurant. Thank you.

1 Thank outnow6
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely place!!! sit next to the little street and sip on a cocktail. Or step inside in the restaurant or the little patio (covered). There is always a daily menue and pasta of the day. The speciality is a tender sliced beef that comes in a divine creamy sauce! It's kept warm on a candle heater. Nice wine card, lots... More 

1 Thank Vollfett
Lausanne, Switzerland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The restaurant is very small, only few places inside+terrace. If you are going in the usual time for dinner is better to reserve it. The dishes were good, and the deserts as well. The portions are good. The only minus is that as it is a family restaurant, there is not so many options in the menu.

1 Thank Barbaramf2000
Lugano, Switzerland
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Friendly owner & staff. Small, but tasty choice. We had small mixed very fresh salad first and their speciality, Pentolino for two. Fassona beef with cream sauce, potatoes with cherry tomatoes and rucola!!! If you're not on a diet, try it or it's worth a run the day after! There are lighter choices too. One of the absolute top addresses... More 

1 Thank vonBurg
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

We had several meals here. the food was delicious and the owners treated us really well. An absolute must if you are staying in Locarno.

Thank frusso1971
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Hole in the wall, good quality meal with attention to details in preparation of the fresh pasta. Limited menu, service is efficient but lacks personnel. Overall quite good!

1 Thank joelle111
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

small restaurant in the old village with pretty nice environment. Quality of used raws is good, good cheese as well homemade pasta, but quality of cooking has space to improve. Too much sauces for all plates, cacao pasta too spicy and Lam filet overcooked. Good selection of wine. Service can also be better. Overall, quite expensive restaurant of low-average quality

Thank Fabio T
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

Small restaurant with not so many tables. Came recommended from a local when we asked for restaurants in the neighborhood open on Monday night. Ordered a lasagna but it was not my style of lasagna - was swimming in a pool of béchamel sauce and had rucola/arugula all around the edges and not so much meat in the sauce (I... More 

Thank minaflo
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

My friend and I came here based on a local's suggestion. The owner and host speaks Italian, French, German and English. We got a really good 2010 Merlot from Ticino. We both got the menu of the day for 35 chf! Appetizer: salad and Bruschetta. Salad tasted good with a nice vinegrette. Bruschetta was disappointing... As it was on regular... More 

Thank Deepak G
Kansas City USA
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This doesn't look like much from the street but we had read some nice reviews. We were welcomed without a reservation and seated in the courtyard. There were many diners being served out of a small kitchen. We enjoyed our salad with large shrimp and enjoyed seeing the beautiful dishes being served. This was a "special" place!

1 Thank PCVagabond

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Borghese 20, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Locarno
  • Phone Number: +41 91 751 04 98

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