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Osteria Nostrana

Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 51 58
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (56 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
“spaghetti” (9 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 5 days ago

We have just returned from a 3 days stay in Ascona and have to say: The Osteria Nostrana had instantly become our favourite waterhole for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our breakfast started well, with crispy butter croissants and great coffee. For lunch we were able...More

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This big and busy lakefront restaurant in Ascona has a nice variety of food to please everyone. We enjoyed cold antipasti with delicious bread and a glas of house wine in the afternoon. We came back for dinner and ate inside because in late October...More

Thank Luzi3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We actually went first to another restaurant but the service were rude and was ignoring us. It was the “Al Pontille” Restaurant, and we waited about 20 minutes there, so we went instead to a nearby restaurant. The personnel at Osteria Nostrana were very attentive...More

Thank MsLigs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it's a pity the restaurant don't take reservations. the service is fast and correct a bit "depersonalised" though since the waitress run all the time, the food is ok. if you are outside, unfortunately the smokers will invade your "sobremesa" with smokes... a pity. Nostrana,...More

Thank adri p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One night we decided to walk the boardwalk beside Lake Maggiore in Ascona. As any who visits will tell you, there is a plethora of places to choose from, but some friends of ours recommended that we meet at Osteria Nostrana. The outside tables were...More

Thank Lutea
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Great for people watching and lake views. The food is well prepared and service is prompt. Very good pastas and fish. Prices are reasonable for a resort town and you can always get one of their many pizza choices.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

It's not our first time this restaurant is one of the best Italian restaurants which offers high quality food with reasonable price

Thank RoyBuser
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had 2 pasta dishes (one with tomatoes and basil / one with oil, garlic and pepperoncino) and one pizza. Food ok, quantity ok, waiters ok, prices maybe a bit too high. So, with the exception of the view on the Lake, nothing to be...More

Thank PHV009
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Nice place in front of the lake, great food, good service. Go in a sunny day and you will get the most of it.

Thank meretti
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We had dinner with the family at Osteria Nostrana in Ascona. The resturant is right on the lake Maggiore. Very good walking area and many individual shows on Sunday. The food was excellent. I recommend the fillet it was cocked well. The waiters are very...More

Thank Khalid A
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 12:00
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07:30 - 00:30
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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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