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“As good as it gets”
Review of Osteria Ferriroli

Osteria Ferriroli
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$60
Cuisines: Swiss, Barbecue, European, Italian, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Waitstaff
Basel, Minusio
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“As good as it gets”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

If you love meat, a friendly atmosphere and a good Swiss and Italian red wine selection, Ferriroli is the place to go. Antonio manages the grill - which includes delicacies like fasona piemontese and chianina - and Patricia keeps a tight control on the tables. Take the apero outside, look @ the view and give your tastebuds free rein!

Visited May 2014
Thank Jessica M
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best ever: a white truffles based dinner!”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

If you happen to travel through Locarno, don't miss this restaurant. Tony and Pat run a five star "cuisine", a five star service, a five star wine list in a five star atmosphere. We were lucky enough to be there in the truffle season. The weather was great so we sat outside on a stone table near the fireplace where Tony grills the best meat which is so tasty that just thinking about it makes my mouth water. I had raw meet carpaccio style with white truffle. This was followed by cream parmantier and then by home made pasta also with white truffle. We ended the dinner with two eggs over easy accompanied by white truffle. My stomach was filled to capacity, however my mouth kept saying "don't stop....". Try the Barbera del Piemonte and don't miss the home made grappa. Thanks Tony! What a wonderful dinner.

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank Lily A
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great for a broad selection of BBQ meat”
Reviewed 26 February 2011

Set in the hills behind Locarno. Ferriroli offers a great menu of meats from Switzerland and beyond. Don't miss the risotto on offer! Probably the best I have tasted. Very friendly staff, the owners of the restaurant are active in the restaurant with Mr. F doing all the BBQ and Mrs. F ensuring the restaurant runs smoothly, she also has a great sense of humour. Not to be missed.

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2 Thank Ruefguet
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