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Osteria del Centenario

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viale Verbano 17, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
+41 91 743 82 22
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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132 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I've walked by this establishment hundreds of times and finally gave it a try. They offer a degustation menu but I opted for the 'a la carte' offerings; cloud-like pumpkin gnocchis with local blue cheese sauce, tasty pan-fried ombrina with squid ink chick pea puree, decadent molten chocolate cake with pink peppercorn ice cream. Service was attentive, friendly and efficient.... More 

Thank Louise H
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Just at the heart of Locarno, we had a very pleasant dining experience in this restaurant. The quality of the food, the wine list, the service everything was very very good. I definitely recommend.

Thank Cr0cus
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Bad news first: we had a reservation for about 20 people, but staff was unable to cope with us, and other guests. Waiting times just for drinks were excessive. When service did pick up, we were served nice dishes. As I'm not a big eater, the portions were fine, although for others it could be on the small side. The... More 

Thank René L
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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Well, we are just the luckiest. Easter Saturday night with no reservation anywhere, and turned away from 4-5 places before finding this gem. Fine food, great wines, excellent service! Every morsel was a delight for the senses, service was exceptional and the wines were delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the visit and would recommend it to anyone. Pricey, but... More 

Thank BaselTiger
Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The food was good unfortunately the waitress was not honest which pushes me not to describe the quality of the food but to warn you to check the bill before you pay. I decided to invite my boyfriend and asked to pay by credit card. The waitress brought the machine and said loudly "158,80CHF", this is one of her mistakes,... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

We researched restaurants in Locarno to celebrate a birthday. We chose Osteria del Centenario and were very impressed with the food and service here. We chose three courses off the degustation menu (two entrees and a main) and a special bottle of French champagne. The entrees of lightly seared tuna and gnocchi in broth were exceptional. Our mains of fish... More 

Thank Judy1403
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

We had the menu. There was nothing less than fantastic. The wine was also very good and the service of the staff was an outlier (especially in Switzerland). Unfortunately we just had 1 night in Locarno if not I would go back.

2 Thank THRP
Basel, Switzerland
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

before leaving locarno, we had a walk at the lake and found this lovely place. very nice from the outside, only two people sitting there and with good umbrella for the sun. anyway. we decided us for the business lunch, with three small dishes: soup, pasta & meat (grilled duck). the very attentive waiter was very friendly and we also... More 

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Gersau, Switzerland
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212 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

My man & I traveled to Locarno recently to attend a concert. We had a delightful lunch at this restaurant. Service was friendly with personality, food was good and well presented.

1 Thank Smartie777

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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
Fusion, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: viale Verbano 17, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Locarno
  • Phone Number: +41 91 743 82 22

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?