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Antica Osteria Il Malatesta

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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“monday night” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
via Pescatori 8, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderful place full of history! From many suggestions of the hotel, we chose this restaurant for dinner and I strongly recommend you to do the same. I had a table with a superb ceramic top, subtle view of the lake, with a lot of...More

Thank Mihai L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall rather average. Service was ok, but generally a lot of mistakes were made. Friendly, but that's about it. For the Price we paid, I could easily get much better in Zurich never mind going over to Italy... Food itself. Some was good, but Overall...More

Thank Michael R
Ruben301073, Direttore at Antica Osteria Il Malatesta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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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 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great evening with fresh and tasty food. Very friendly and attentive waiters. Very nice terrace and super cosy indoors with a fireplace and lots of original features. We definitely come back. Many thanks

Thank Alpenchiclovers
Reviewed 5 July 2017

My husband and I visited for a Monday night evening meal during our stay in Locarno. Everything about the experience was fantastic. The service was exceptional, and the waiter before leaving as his shift had ended, came to say goodbye personally and shake our hands....More

Thank Kelly M
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 17 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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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