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Reviewed 7 May 2022

What a great restaurant. The location was beautiful, the food was out of this world and the service was kind and professional. We cannot recommend it enough. Our family including our two little babies had a fantastic time.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2020

Except the perfect view to the lake and amazing local wine, the food is tasty and healthy 😍 delicious food make you feel healthy! And it’s a family business with a warm welcome environment! You should try it specially in the evening to enjoy the...sunset! We had a romantic dinner!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

We went here at this lovely place in the mountains because we had a tip from a local friend. We arrived without a reservation but they were very friendly even though the restaurant was already packed. Great service, loved the pasta pomodoro and the red...house wine. Worth every km up the mountain.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

We went for a family lunch to this great osteria, with following result and feedback for you as TripAdvisor User 😉 Entrance / welcome = 5 Host service = 4 Food quality = 5 Location & Atmosphere = 5 Cleanliness =  5 Wait times = 5...View =  5+++++ Next vacation again: yesssss....... Hint/Tip:      - polenta gorgonzola gratinated 😋😋😋More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 25 April 2019

I did go twice for lunch in a row. Sunny days, sitting outside , enjoying the awesome views of the Lago Maggiore. Nice place, I think I could go there every day for simple but very good Italian (Ticinese) food. Not to forget the very...good service by attentive girls concerned about your well being. The first lunch comprised of cold cuts first and home-made raviolis filled with green asparagus (in season now) topped with slight braised green asparagus. The filling was a bit to plain for me, but it was genuine. The second lunch , I asked again for pasta as a starter and this time it was raviolis filled with artichokes, again topped with thinly sliced braised baby artichokes. Very satisfying and as the artichoke has more character than the asparagus , the plain filling did come across a tad better. If I would use the word "umami" both pastas did lack a bit of it. The main dish was very good. Oven cooked baby goat (capretto) as it is tradition during Easter. And this at very rasonable prices.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Nice location with a marvellous view over the entire lake. Even you mean you missed it, just head further. The staff was very friendly and able to communicate in different languages. You have a wide range of different local dishes (polenta, risotto, some meat dish...and many more). There is an „aperitivo“ offered by the citchen. Everything looks like homemade or at least produced locally. The main course was served very hot. Unfortunately the plate was not heated (would prevent a faster cool down of the food). The maindish was seasoned well and prepared really good and authentic (deer gulasch). The wine served was a local one available in 1dl size and fit perfect to the dish. Some water was served as well, for free. There is also a choice of different desserts. I choosed the homemade apple tart with whipped cream topped with some red currants and vanilla ice cream. I guess the ice cream was not made by the citchen crew. It was not bad but it would be perfect with a homemade “gelati”. All finished by an espresso with a perfect “crema” in a fancy old fashioned cup. Thanks a lot for this amazing experience. On top everything was quite reasonable. Less than 40 Swiss francs (aperitivo, main course with meat, dessert, a glass of good wine, bottle of tapped water and an espresso).More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was a must do in our bucket list since my father was visiting Osteria Borei after 27 years!! We were looking forward and were not disappointed!! We had Risotto and it was simply amazing!!! Such friendly staff, great service and amazing food. What else...to wish for!!!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

A well kept secret!! F&*%$# amazing food, view, and hospitality!! We were pleasantly surprised with a lightening storm, which made the experience all the better!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This restaurant was recommended and we weren’t disappointed. It’s a charming informal place with great food and outstanding views. You drive up to it from Brissago and the views of the lake and the mountains on the way up and from the restaurant are amazing....You can eat inside which has a rustic atmosphere and it full of character or, weather permitting outside where you get the views. The menu was small with mainly local specialities and everything was freshly cooked and delicious. The restaurant is family owned and they thrive to make everything perfect....it’s a magical place. Advisable to book. I think it’s about to close for the winter till spring.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

good authentic food, they dont make a fuss about it, it still stays very simple even though the setting could inspire a more fancy and uptight place, which would have been a shame but still the menu could be more creative and innovative. the view...is breathtaking, totally worth the scary mountainroad to get there.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5