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Antica Osteria Il Malatesta

) #2 of 21 Restaurants in Muralto €€€€ Italian, , Mediterranean
via Pescatori 8, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
+41 91 730 15 24
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
via Pescatori 8, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

The location and service were very good. However the food was way beyond expectation. The pasta was not the best and the steak was overdone. The service compensated for the average food. However, it was an overly overpriced experience.More

Thank JoC27
Ruben301073, Direttore at Antica Osteria Il Malatesta, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017
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Gentile Cliente, la ringrazio per la visita al nostro ristorante e per aver apprezzato la location e la gentilezza del...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Having read the reviews I can say that they are accurate. We had a great evening meal accompanied by an excellent Swiss wine. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the setting on the terrace was very pleasant. Highly recommended.

Thank Glencathra
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Dinner at Osteria Antica was special. It was a cold night and we were seated near the wood burning fireplace in a small room with only two tables. The server was most helpful in describing the menu choices which were all in Italian and German....More

Thank illini572016
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Nice small restaurant near Locarno. Went there for dinner and the set menus were really nice and not too expensive for Switzerland!! The quality of the food was excellent and the service very good as well. Nice little terrace with view on the lake.

Thank Laurent B
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Malatesta on a Saturday evening. We were expecting high prices, and excellent food, as well as excellent service. However, as soon as we sat down there were a bunch of ants wondering around the wall next to our table. As soon...More

1  Thank Brendi H
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We've done all of the so-called greats in the area. Il Malatesta is a gem. We know. We live here. Yeah, sure, it's on the train tracks. But, don't judge a book by its cover. The interior is cozy and welcoming - especially by the...More

1  Thank Louise H
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Malatesta is a beautiful, warm and cosy restaurant. We ate by the fireplace, service was great, the chef came to introduce himself at the end of the meal. Food was delicious from start to finish, fine, tasty, original. We will definitely go back to this...More

Thank Luciiie_lu
Reviewed 22 November 2015

My wife and I returned to spend 2 weeks in Locarno at the beginning of Nov. We ate 3 times at this restaurant during that time. Each time the food and service was excellent. We ate different dishes each time and were happy with them...More

1  Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We came to this restaurant after a very long and rainy day. We were tired and hungry and needed to sit down, warm up and be fed. We wandered into the restaurant and were greeted warmly and shown quickly to a table despite having no...More

Thank Jess S
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Definitely the best restaurant in Locarno. Relatively modest menu card (which is a usually good sign). All dishes we had were very tasty and nicely presented. Nice outside seating place, although you may wish to put on a mosquiito repellent on some summer days...

2  Thank tunewitsch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Pescatori 8, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Locarno  >  Muralto
  • Phone Number: +41 91 730 15 24
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