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Osteria Nostrana

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Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 51 58
09:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 12:00
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 00:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:30
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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121 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Indoor the room and its decoration tells a story for itself and outdoor to sit at one of these small tables overlooking the scenery with Lake, Mountains and all the People passing. Just GREAT.

Thank 104marcele
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Osteria Nostrana is always, always busy. And no wonder why; the food is great and the location is outstanding, This is the kind of restaurant where you can go for any occasion; weekday evening or birthday bash,

Thank DeltaDawn2000
Zurich, Switzerland
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124 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Solid choice right on the piazza. Went here many times and it was always very good. It can be very busy and the prices are how you would expect it at this location, but it is still worth it and not too much and - it is good.

Thank Cmon83
Zurich Switzerland
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135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate twice for lunch at this restaurant and were very pleased with,1 the excellent service and 2 the very good quality of dishes. Even if we ordered at lunch time only a single salad, or antipasti the waiters did not try to make us ordering more. We had a carpaciono and a polo tiepido one time and it was... More 

Thank Nolofinwe
Lugano, Switzerland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Don't miss it. Better reserve a table in advance. I go there for the best Lasagne in town, but they have much more....

Thank Giampiero P
Bucharest, Romania
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215 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Best news is they are open late and serve dinner late - unusual for CH. Service is professional and helpful. Menu is both a la carte and daily specials. Pizza looked great. I recommend artichoke salad when in season and brasato di manzo con polenta slowly cooked for 18 hours - terrific. Good short wine list with enough reasonable prices... More 

Thank Alessio L
Lucerne, Switzerland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I am in love with this place from the ambience, food, the staff 😍😍😍 Everything is done with love and really a must to visit

Thank Tinoda M
Basel, Switzerland
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We go to this restaurant regularly since 25 years and each time it's a delight. The place is always crowded, but if there are no free tables you're quickly handed a glass of wine and some olives to shorten the wait. The waiters are the same since decades and they're always very friendly (and efficient!). But most importantly, the pizza... More 

Thank Meredith100
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice lake front restaurant. Very popular and serving tasty Italian cuisine, especially Pizzas. Quite relaxing and one can keep watching the Promenade adjacent to the lake and of course also the beautiful Maggiore lake itself.

Thank sbk1954
Milan, Italy
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Very characteristic and old restaurant in the area. Famous for being always open (365 days a year?) and with a very constant quality. The service is quick, professional and friendly!

Thank simon m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 12:00
09:00 - 12:00
07:30 - 00:30
09:00 - 12:00
07:30 - 00:30
09:00 - 12:00
07:30 - 00:30
09:00 - 12:00
07:30 - 00:30
09:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 791 51 58

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?