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Antica Osteria Vacchini

€€ - €€€Italian, , European
contrada Maggiore 23, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
+41 91 791 13 96
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (3 reviews)
“polenta” (3 reviews)
“hot stone” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
contrada Maggiore 23, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

If you haven't yet tasted Ticino's gastro scene you're missing out. Influenced by the rest of Switzerland and neighbouring Italy, the food in Ticino creates a character of all its own:be it sample Zincarlin cheese from the Muggio valley, salami matured in Bellinzona’s castles, Ticinese...More

2  Thank 657andra01
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We expected a bit more, kind of more traditional and cosy terrace but to be fair, the food was quite good.

Thank María L
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Came along with my family and enjoyed a heartfelt service, excellent risotto with porcini, and a famous polenta with porcini as we all love these mushrooms. Veal escalope for a kid was made of two large yeasty smaller escalopes. You can choose a terrace or...More

1  Thank Tripcurieus
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner here. We sat in the garden area which had plenty of tables but not too busy as we were there fairly early. We shared the prosciutto and melon and then I had the mushrooms with polenta and my partner had...More

1  Thank CanberraCecco
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The quality of food was average, I had the impression was fresh though very simple. The staff was not particularly friendly, it's worth to mention that it was a rainy evening and the terrace was in chaos.

Thank desdi2017
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Simple, rustic decor but a warm welcome and authentic, delicious Ticino specialities prepared and presented with finesse, using fresh local produce. And very reasonably priced ( by Swiss standards). We liked it so much after our first visit we returned 2 nights later to explore...More

Thank ron M
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here and first thing we noticed was the kindness of the owner - were seated on the big terrace and ordered the speciality of the house which was meat on the hot stone and the meat was perfect So was the other...More

1  Thank bib1970
Reviewed 22 July 2016

In Ascona, the charm is in the old town. This garden restaurant some blocks up from the lake is a recommended example. Our appetizers, carpaccio and prosciutto di Parma, were tasty. Our main course risottos, parmigiana and funghi porcini were superbly tasty. Local open wines...More

2  Thank rokkap
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We had been in this restaurant before, but the last time in its garden restaurant part. You will have to look for it, since it is a bit hidden in Ascona’s side alleys. Tonight, since it was rather cool, we preferred to stay inside for...More

Thank 61_IslandHopper
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We wanted schnitzel and searched online for a restaurant. This gem came highly recommended and I can only confirm that this is the place to go to. Local food, of high quality and served with enthusiasm and a smile. For starters I opted for the...More

Thank BarbarellAmsterdam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: contrada Maggiore 23, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ascona
  • Phone Number: +41 91 791 13 96
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