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Osteria Nostrana

Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 51 58
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (65 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
“risotto” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

This is very large restaurant, we had lunch outside on the terrace but inside looked very nice as well. Food was very good but service was very slow and unfriendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Skiffy73
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here for over 20 years. It is our top favourite restaurant in Ascona. Best pizza! Also the risotto and pasta are excellent. Yummy. No trip to Ascona without coming here.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sidefaedeli
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Every time we travel here, we stop in Nostrana to eat. Kids love their kids menu and the possibility to draw and to see pizzas to be prepared. - And I just adore their ”mousse al cioccolato”. A big recommendation!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SariRicci
Reviewed 10 October 2018

As with many/most restaurants in the part of Switzerland, the cuisine is traditional Italian. And it is delicious. We had dinner here are part of our walking tour. The restaurant was crowded with both locals and tourists--a good sign. We reached Ascona by boat after...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank realbigbear
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Despite being an October Friday evening, the place was as crowded (and I am talking about the outside seating) as one would normally expect in Spring and Summer, a sign that it is a good place to eat. Similarly, I could see many locals dining...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LegalWeapon
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Food was OK at dinner but nothing better than any of the other restaurants along the lake front so go to any of them instead if you need that view. The service however was shocking, as if they are doing the customer a favour! ALL...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Hanluc
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We were a party of 8 and went for dinner in the Osteria. Earlier in the day we tried to book a table there, but it turned out, no booking could be made unless the group numbered 10 minimum. The restaurant is at the lake...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cj05black
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I have to thank to some people to take me to this wonderful place to eat. The service was very prompt, with the smile and friendly. the food so tasty and well presented ,loved it ,,,,,I really recommend it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rogerioj395
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We went for lunch and as soon as we sat down the waiter asked abruptly, almost oppressively, if we wanted an aperitif. He seemed displeased when we said no thank you, and more or less threw the menus on to the table. Service was rushed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hungryhorse50
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The pizza looked terrific and everyone was eating it. We planned to also, but got rained out the second day. We did have the veal, which was good, and the lasagne which my husband enjoyed. They offered a free glass of wine while waiting for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Laura F
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Response from Hurricane3000 | Reviewed this property |
I asked the waiter today. Yes they accept American Express and all other valid cards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
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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