Top 10 Swiss food in Ascona, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

December 9, 2019 Etsuko Causey

Find out what Swiss restaurants to try in Ascona. Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.
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10. Marina

via Albarelle 16 6612 Ascona, Ascona 6612 Switzerland Italian, Swiss, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi [email protected] +41 91 785 71 71 http://de.edenroc.ch/restaurants/marina/#.U9uzX9c6nAU
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4 based on 189 reviews

Marina

The Marina Restaurant boasts a unique location right by the shore of Lake Maggiore (14 Gault&Millau points). In a relaxed atmosphere enjoy a wide choice of pasta dishes, meat and fish delicacies from the grill as well as an extensive selection of cocktail

Reviewed By Linda S

Since Marina was one of the top rated Trip Advisor restaurants in Ascona we made reservations. Unfortunately the restaurant didn't live up to our expectations at all. The service was bad. Ignorant servents and mediocre food. We had to send out the carpaccio since it was so tough, and didn't even get an excuse. "It's supposed to taste like this" was the response. Well - no - It's NOT suppused to taste like that ... Beyond that we had to ask for the bread basket, and not until we were about to leave the restaurant they lighted the candles on the table. And do I need to say that my daughter who ordered spaghetti bolognese ended up with carbonara ...? Sorry Marina, we are not coming back, and we are not going to recommend your restaurant. There are so many other more cosy restaurants in Ascona with better service and greater food.Dear MadamThank you for having taken the time to leave a statement concerning our restaurant Marina. We deplore to hear that your experience at the Marina did not fully meet your expectations. Regarding the unsatisfactory service, we would like to inform you that we already initiated measures where necessary. We would be happy to have the opportunity to welcome you back again at our restaurant Marina to persuade you with a great service according to our standards.In the meantime we wish you the very best.Yours sincerelyAndreas GartmannGeneral Manager

9. Ristorante Polo

via Buonamano 7 Hotel Polo, Ascona 6612 Switzerland Italian, European, Swiss, Mediterranean, Northern-Italian, Southern-Italian Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +41 91 791 44 21 http://www.hotelpolo.ch
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5 based on 44 reviews

Ristorante Polo

A small cosy restaurant just a 2 minutes stroll from Asconas old town away. Ristorante Polo specialises on fresh local produce and offers therefore a small but carefully selected list of foods. The specialitiy of the house is home made pasta dishes. All d

Reviewed By Wesasosa

Italy without Pasta is like green Christmas, something is just missing. The ristorante Polo has mastered this old italian tradition! The handmade pasta tasted amazing. We went for the truffle tagliatelle and the seasonal ramson pasta which both exceeded our expectations and, furthermore, are very reasonably priced! Eva our waitress was also always very friendly and made our dinner exceptional. The restaurant is open to the public so be sure to get a table as it is literally 5 minutes from Asconas old Town.Dear WesasosaThanks a lot for your poetic review :)We are very happy that you enjoey our restaurant and that our waitress, Evi made your evening a memorable one ;)We are looking forward to your next visit!Kind regardsLars Michel

8. Madonna Della Fontana

Via Madonna della Fontana, Ascona 6612 Switzerland Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European Dinner, Lunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available +41 91 791 12 09
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4 based on 227 reviews

Madonna Della Fontana

Reviewed By 426patrickr

Very nice restaurant with typical dishes from the area, accessible by car or a (longer) walk from Ascona. Especially recommendable for an early dinner on a hot day, just great to sit under big trees and still see the sun shining on the opposite hillside...Price/value ratio is also very good.

7. Grotto Baldoria

via Sant' Omobono 9/6612, Ascona 6612 Switzerland Italian, Swiss, European, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +41 91 791 32 98 http://grottobaldoria.ch/wb/pages/so-finden-sie-uns.php
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4 based on 527 reviews

Grotto Baldoria

Reviewed By TripDip

Enjoyed my lunch and discussions with the owner and gentleman in the next table. Family style, tasty and easygoing, almost like the outside dining room for locals. You can eat quietly and talk small or big topics, but better try out your German or Italian, even if a bit rusty!

6. Grotto La Risata

Via Cantonale 6618, Arcegno Switzerland Italian, Swiss, International, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service +41 91 792 15 14 http://grottolarisata.altervista.org
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5 based on 157 reviews

Grotto La Risata

Grotto la Risata is a typical swiss italian grotto, you will be able to find it in the swiss telephone directory and probably in the tourist guide. The new owners are Simon and Jacky.

Reviewed By Pat_Danton

We’ve been to Grotto La Risata to taste the typical dishes of the region. Couldn’t be more satisfied!! The entire experience was stunning from the moment we stepped in. Perfect location, wonderful outside terrace, good ambience and cheerful owner. Average prices, surely worth it. Definitely recommended!!

5. Antico Ristorante Borromeo

via Collegio 16, Ascona 6612 Switzerland Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available [email protected] +41 91 791 92 81 http://www.antico-borromeo.ch
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4 based on 367 reviews

Antico Ristorante Borromeo

Reviewed By rokkap

Antico Ristorante Borromeo is THE Ascona delight; exceptional, caring, courteous... The food is delicious, but so is the attention, in their beautiful garden.Makes me HAPPY every time.

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4. Grottino Ticinese

via S. Materno 10, Losone 6616 Switzerland Swiss, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +41 91 791 32 30 http://www.grottino-ticinese.ch
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4 based on 478 reviews

Grottino Ticinese

Reviewed By Internationalgotoguy

We took the bus from Locarno out there, after reading the reviews and having eaten already at some other grottos.Very friendly staff, did not made reservations and still got to sit where we wanted. Food was amazing so was the service. Did not had desert but a great merlot from the region and a bottle of water. We are definitely coming back

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3. Restaurant Collinetta

Strada Collinetta 115, Ascona 6612 Switzerland Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Fr [email protected] +41 91 791 19 31 http://www.ristorantecollinetta.ch
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5 based on 211 reviews

Restaurant Collinetta

FOOD Gastronomy is the feather in our cap. From when the new restaurant has been built in 2011, not only the guests of the Hotel, but also the local people arrive and appreciate the moderne furnish combined to the breathtaking view in front of you. Our ph

Reviewed By travelin_tommy

My wife and I had a terrific lunch in all regards. The service was prompt, attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The setting on the terrace with the view across Lago Maggiore and the general ambience were very nice as well. However, the excellent food is the real star. We each chose to have the three-course menu, which had been recently set for autumn. We found each of our dishes to be excellent: rabbit liver pate, hazelnut-encrusted venison, and peach tarte with caramel ice cream. We’re currently planning when will be our next visit.Dear travelin-tommy, warm thanks for your great review. We are happy you had a terrific experience at our restaurant. Besides our daily changing 4-course menu, we have a quiet large menu card which we adapt about every 3 months, according to the season. The autumn menu card, which proposes also game, has just been set in the beginning of September and you were the first to taste it We are looking forward to seeing you soon again at the Collinetta for one more tasty lunch or dinner. Sunny regards.

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2. L'Approdo

via San Gottardo 192 via San Gottardo 192, Minusio 6648 Switzerland Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Table Service, Accepts [email protected] +41 91 225 81 18 http://www.lapprodo.ch
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4 based on 262 reviews

L'Approdo

Reviewed By Stainlesteve

The restaurant is in a really nice position overlooking the marina and we have visited in the past for drinks. We had the set menu, 3 courses for CHF26. The food was presented beautifully and was fresh and appetising and the staff couldn’t be more helpful.Dear Sir or Madame,many thanks for your feedback. We're glad you had a good time with us.We look forward to seeing you again,Team Approdo

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1. Ristorante Al Fresco

Via Sacro Monte 21 Parkhotel Brenscino, Brissago 6614 Switzerland Italian, Contemporary, Healthy, Swiss, Pizza, Mediterranean, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch Reservations, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol [email protected] +41 91 786 81 11 http://www.brenscino.ch
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4 based on 55 reviews

Ristorante Al Fresco

Reviewed By 637louiseh

I live nearby and Al Fresco is my go-to eatery when I don't feel like cooking. Why? Good food, friendly service and an amazing view of Laggo Maggiore. The pizzas and risottos are delish (especially the red wine risotto with radicchio and mullet) but the sizzling steak on a hot stone is my dish of choice - perfectly grilled and served with home fries and seasonal veggies. This is one of the best spots to eat in the area and well worth the drive or short walk uphill from town.

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