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Osteria Boato

Viale Lungolago, Brissago 6614, Switzerland
+41 91 780 99 22
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
6 Apr 2017
“Very nice restaurant service very good food good”
17 Aug 2016
“Lakeside restaurant specialising in fish cooked in salt”
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
££ - £££
Viale Lungolago, Brissago 6614, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

You mixed the 3 and it's a very good review. Food was ok though. Nothing really exciting but very nice presentation and nice quality. I had the fritto which was ok and my friend had a duo of 2 different fishes which was as well...More

Thank Nolofinwe
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I must admit, I was skeptical about fish specialty so far from the Italian sea. I was wrong, the fish cooked in salt crust is far better than in many sea restaurants in Italy. Excellent.

Thank Svizzerott
Tali345, Gerente at Osteria Boato, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Dear Guest, thank you for your recension. This is the best compliment we could ever ask. We thank you very much and happy to see you back to our Osteria. Best regards, Corinna e Andrea

Reviewed 17 August 2016

This restaurant specialises in cooking whole fish in solid salt. They also provide several other fish options as well as meat dishes. Set on the lakeside with tables outside one can enjoy the view with dinner. We enjoyed our evening but felt that this was...More

Thank Veni_bibi_edi
Tali345, Gerente at Osteria Boato, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016
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Gentile Cliente, La ringraziamo per la sua visita presso l' Osteria Boato. Raramente in una stagione succede che in una...More

Reviewed 9 August 2016

My wife and I stopped in this establishment for dessert and a glass of wine. The restaurant was elegant, the dessert was outstanding, and the view of Lago Maggiore was breathtaking. One negative was the relatively poor service. Once the server found out that we...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

If you go to the same place twice in a week when you have plenty to choose from, that usually says something. Great choice of fish and all of it fresh and excellent high quality.

Thank Khaled A
Tali345, Gerente at Osteria Boato, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Dear Guest, Its a great pleasure to read that you appreciate our restaurant and our food quality. We thank you so much and hope to welcome you back soon in Brissago. all the best, Corinna and Andrea

Reviewed 5 July 2016

The location is right on the lake, the views are great, the service was excellent, but even better was the salt baked fish !

Thank wilbury6
Reviewed 20 June 2016

waiter doesn't speak English and when asked to explain what was the today special was, he had to fetch the owner who seems to have limited English as well. Looks like the place isn't that bothered with English speaking visitorsMore

Thank Rita428
Tali345, Gerente at Osteria Boato, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

Dear Guest, our team together (myself and my waiters) does speak italian, french, german, spanish and english. We all have an "hotellier" diploma in hotel management and working experience abroud. Unfortunately that day myself and my english speaking waiter were not scheduled to work. 10...More

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The Boato family are fish connaisseurs dating back to several generations. This cozy osteria on the picturesque lakeside promenade in Brissago serves fish varieties from Lago Maggiore, among others. The fresh fish prepared in a salt crust (min 2 people) is a house specialty and...More

Thank Louise H
Tali345, Gerente at Osteria Boato, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Dear Louise, we thank you very much for your recension about Osteria Boato. We are very happy to see that our efforts are gratefull. We are looking forward to see you again, welcome you and take care of you. Wishing you all the best, best...More

Reviewed 6 September 2015

May be because it was quite hot, it was Sunday, the owners were seemingly not present, I don't know, but the food at Osteria Boato was a bit dissappointing. We started with the Carpaccio di Gamberoni which was one of the specialties of the day...More

Thank GranmaAlma
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

It is our favorite restaurant in Ticino by the Lago Maggiore. Last year we said we would come back, and so we did. The food in Osteria Boato is amazing, it is a gastronomic highlight. We invite the food lovers from all over the world,when...More

Thank Ron328gt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Lungolago, Brissago 6614, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Brissago
  • Phone Number: +41 91 780 99 22
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The restaurant is directly on the board of the famous Lago Maggiore andis very comfortable seated with an icredible view to lake and mountains!The kitchen is specialised for seafood and fishes from the lake, mediterranean cuisine. The service is 'comme-il-faut' and personally.
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