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“Incredible!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria Mistral

Osteria Mistral
Ranked #7 of 77 Restaurants in Bellinzona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, European, Contemporary
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We are foodies on our honeymoon in Italy. The last leg of our journey we will meet up with restauranteurs from US to wine and dine Tuscany. Just so you know, we're seriously into food.
We were staying on lake Maggiore and decided to explore Bellinzona, Switzerland for the day. Not thinking we would stumble into a most amazing dinner experience that tops all others! We were turned away from a somewhat stuffy seeming place, but they recommended Ost. Mistral just up the st. Which had registered high on-line as well. A very sweet woman graciously accepted a reservation. We ate outside in a little veranda and had choice of menus, 6 courses seemed excessive, but thankfully we chose 4 course which included a most incredible veg soup that I could live on, so delicious 4 courses of that, could have sufficed! The sweet woman who had greeted us is the owner with her magician Husband, the chef. It couldn't have been a more delicious and savor end evening. Plus, Ballinzona is a quaint little city to visit, make the drive!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cynruglady
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Ulm, Germany
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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Nice meal in a beautiful Bellinzona”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

We had never been in Bellinzona and were pleasantly surprised. It is a beautiful village, with charming cobbled streets and cozy piazzas to enjoy a drink al fresco. Our dinner at the Osteria Mistral was the final touch to a wonderful evening. Service was attentive and we enjoyed the food, which was perhaps more conventional than expected (modulo the "cheese olives" we got as amuse bouche) but perfectly fine.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susana F
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Ticino
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“What a surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

The restaurant where I like to go in the Bellinzona area was fully booked, so I asked a colleague of mine where to go with some customers.
He suggested the Osteria Mistral. I am really happy about the choice.
The restaurant was not busy, so we received a lot of attention.
You can only decide the course number, form 3 to 6. We went for 4.
All the dishes were well above the average you can get in this area.
A particular mention to the soup: beetroot soup with a scoop of foie gras ice cream. Delicious.
The wine selection is appropriate.
What about the price? If you are looking for the quality, it is correct. If you are looking for the quantity, you will be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SailorTicino
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