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Antico Ristorante Borromeo

) #2 of 69 Restaurants in Ascona ££ - £££ Italian, , Mediterranean
via Collegio 16, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 92 81
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (8 reviews)
“brasato” (2 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
via Collegio 16, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing meal. The food was great and the service was even better. We arrived late but they were so accommodating and made us feel so welcome. The back terrace was so beautiful and the food was so delicious.

1  Thank cliebes
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Borromeo goes straight to my favourites. Very friendly, personal service paired with delicious food and a beautiful old location. We enjoyed the traditional and relaxed setting of an old guesthouse. The staff was competent, multi-lingual and really good. Food was creative but not fancy. Right...More

Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We knew Switzerland to be expensive and so we found it to be! This restaurant did nothing to make us change our mind. Whilst the service was excellent, the prices were extremely high - 39 Swiss francs for veal cordon bleu for one. This turned...More

Thank hberthayes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The touristic season is over... and we the locals can concentrate on real mastery... The Risotto Funghi Porcini was heavenly... As the owner agreed: "The best so far..." Coupled with impeccable service and ambiance; our tastebuds are still singing...

Thank rokkap
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

What a treat - great ambience and outstanding food - first visit to the resturant and it won't be the last- duck pate with figs and delish ossabuco rounded off with a mouthwatering tiramisu was just the best. Excellent and friendly staff made for a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Don't forget to reserve for this restaurant! A wonderful meal with excellent service - very friendly. I had the risotto and porchini - delicious. Everyone at our table had something different and all were very happy. We also chose a regional wine which was also...More

1  Thank Lk K
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in without a reservation and got the last table for the 6:00 seating. We had the "ossobuco con risotto parmasano" and a beer. It was very good! Price was also good. Service excellent! Atmosphere also excellent!

Thank susieq542
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I had the fish with rice an vegetables...which was excellent. Quite a big piece of fish actually. Service was great (although the place was quite busy) and staff was very friendly.

Thank Christian Z
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

As newcomers to Ascona, sampling restaurants is a high priority... Well, we did not go wrong... Borromeo was excellent! They went out of their way to seat us... What followed was gratifying examples in courtesy, attention, and caring. We immediately felt at home, and part...More

Thank rokkap
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The setting is pleasant with high ceilinged rooms in the old townhouse in winter and a nice outside area in the summer. Food is classical somewhat rustic italian fare with Ossobuco and the Brasato being good choices for main course. Prices are a slightly lower...More

1  Thank David E
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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
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Collegio 16, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 791 92 81
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