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Antica Osteria Il Malatesta

via Pescatori 8, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
+41 91 730 15 24
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried polenta” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
“monday night” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
via Pescatori 8, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Malatesta on a Saturday evening. We were expecting high prices, and excellent food, as well as excellent service. However, as soon as we sat down there were a bunch of ants wondering around the wall next to our table. As soon...More

1  Thank Brendi H
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We've done all of the so-called greats in the area. Il Malatesta is a gem. We know. We live here. Yeah, sure, it's on the train tracks. But, don't judge a book by its cover. The interior is cozy and welcoming - especially by the...More

1  Thank Louise H
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Malatesta is a beautiful, warm and cosy restaurant. We ate by the fireplace, service was great, the chef came to introduce himself at the end of the meal. Food was delicious from start to finish, fine, tasty, original. We will definitely go back to this...More

Thank Luciiie_lu
Reviewed 22 November 2015

My wife and I returned to spend 2 weeks in Locarno at the beginning of Nov. We ate 3 times at this restaurant during that time. Each time the food and service was excellent. We ate different dishes each time and were happy with them...More

1  Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We came to this restaurant after a very long and rainy day. We were tired and hungry and needed to sit down, warm up and be fed. We wandered into the restaurant and were greeted warmly and shown quickly to a table despite having no...More

Thank Jess S
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Definitely the best restaurant in Locarno. Relatively modest menu card (which is a usually good sign). All dishes we had were very tasty and nicely presented. Nice outside seating place, although you may wish to put on a mosquiito repellent on some summer days...

2  Thank tunewitsch
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I always enjoy dinner in this osteria. The menu offers something for everybody, from the traditional rabbit with polenta to more audacious combinations. My daughter especially loved the risotto with blueberries.

Thank mfg25
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I absolutely loved "Il Malatesta." From the moment I stepped in to the moment I left. The food was absolutely delicious and the service amazing. I can't recommend thus restaurant more.

Thank norcalheidi
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We liked the decoration and the terrace but the food was nothing special and over-priced. Salad dressing was ghastly(sweet!)More

1  Thank Diane Z
Ruben301073, Direttore at Antica Osteria Il Malatesta, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2015
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Buongiorno Voglio presentare l'orribile insalata in questione servita con un aceto dolciastro....così descritta dalla nostra carissima cliente che invitiamo nuovamente...More

Reviewed 21 June 2015

We were recommended to this restaurant from our hotel receptionist, and on walking there (very close to station) were concerned that it was away from the lake in an area without any view... The food and service, however, were absolutely superb! Although a little expensive,...More

1  Thank garymc31
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Pescatori 8, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Locarno  >  Muralto
  • Phone Number: +41 91 730 15 24
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