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Osteria Borei

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€€ - €€€
Swiss, Italian, European
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via Ghiridone, Brissago 6614, Switzerland
+41 91 793 01 95
10:00 - 23:00
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Are you looking for a typical Osteria in Ticino with a breathbreaking view excellent food and wine? Then you should drive up the mountain from Brissago and you'll find this beautiful place.

Thank Jean P
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We thought it would be fun to get up high and get a good view of the lake. This grotto is certainly high and has beautiful views across the lake (approx 800m vertical). The food was really good (we had the ravioli of the day and a Bresola salad) and the service was always very friendly. We would definitely visit... More 

Thank SkiingQuinHat
Zurich, Switzerland
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

a surprising view with sea sight on the top of Brissago! I usually don't like brissago, the village itself is not worth to see. you better drive some minutes more to italy. but... this location on top of brissago, it is really worth to see! the smart service is doing good. the food is delicious! you need 15 minutes from... More 

Thank Marc I
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Only drive up here if you're very confident in narrow one way steep roads. Otherwise get a taxi. But it's worth it. Lovely food, excellent wine and good service. But it's the view you're really coming for. We had the luck to have a cuckoo singing in the forest behind. How much more Swiss could you get?

Thank MelbourneDavo
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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147 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Park your Michelin-starred attitude for an evening. This is a rustic establishment located in a remote area - typical of grottos in Ticino. The cuisine is simple - like eating at grandma's house. The view from the terrace tables is unparalleled!! Who knows how long grottos will survive in the current economy? Partake of this traditional experience while you can.... More 

Thank Louise H
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, excellent food. 500 mt climb up from Lago Maggiore. Very nice views both to Swiss and Italian sides of the lake

1 Thank AndreSaoPaulo61
Yorkshire UK
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Wow!!!! It's a good drive up a steep, narrow mountain road but you are rewarded but an absolutely amazing view overlooking Lago Maggiore. We had booked a table (recommended - we went on a Monday at 6pm and the restaurant was full by 7pm - Friday was even busier). The food is authentically Italian and makes a refreshing change from... More 

1 Thank pea-n-pod
Venice, Italy
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Ate twice at the Osteria, once with a group of 6 friends and then as a couple. Fabulous view, family owned and operated osteria, splendid food, and lovely people. We'll continue to return and recommend - the risotto is special, and the roast pork was the best in Switzerland! Thanks to the family!

2 Thank trakrider51
Vienna, Austria
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57 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Only go there, if you are not afraid to drive on narrow, winding mountain roads ... cause you will. But it's worth it

2 Thank DiabelliMi
Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

We spent a couple of days in Brissago at the Lago Maggiore. We ended up going there twice. I have no idea how they do it; everything we tasted had this home-made character to it with a lot of flavor. We had the Goat and Veal and tried both the Risotto Borei and Risotto Funghi as a side and also... More 

2 Thank Peter W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Ghiridone, Brissago 6614, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Brissago
  • Phone Number: +41 91 793 01 95

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?