Top 10 restaurants in Tenero, Switzerland

April 4, 2018 Layne Dawes

Discover the best restaurant in Tenero, Switzerland including Osteria Ferriroli, Ristorante Lago Maggiore, Da Valentino, Ristorante Sensi, Locanda Locarnese, Grotto Scalinata, Osteria del Centenario, Restaurant Ecco Ascona, La Chiesa, La Rinascente Gourmet

1. Osteria Ferriroli

Via Contra, Tenero-Contra 6646, Switzerland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Swiss, Barbecue, Italian, Steakhouse, European Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$196 - HK$471 +41 91 745 11 14
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Osteria Ferriroli

Reviewed By MeLudmila - Moscow, Russia

During our trip we have visited this family restaurant located high up the Mountains. It was the first time we visited this kind of restaurant. The weather was perfect and they placed everybody outside so we have the chance to admire beautifull landscales. The staff was absolutely friendly. We chose the mix of different grilled meats. The idea of this restaurant is that you choose the hot dish and besides they serve standard appetisires, salades etc. The main dish is meat of all kinds cooked on open fire. Beside they served Rissotto, salades on your choice. Everything was delicious. We can hardly finish meats though my son and my friend are really fond of meat. The portions were absolutely big. Unexpectedly the dessert were delicious too, not meat only. We left them full and happy.

2. Ristorante Lago Maggiore

via Lido 2, Tenero 6598, Switzerland Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast HK$78 - HK$408 +41 91 745 22 02
Excellent
42%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Ristorante Lago Maggiore

Reviewed By Maan A - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The eatery does not look very appealing, but the food here is very good and at excellent value.
The sea bass is not to be missed, and the oil & garlic spaghetti is excellent here.
I don't recommend the dessert here but it wasn't bad.
Location: Once you reach the church turn right and the restaurant will be to your right.

3. Da Valentino

via Torretta 7, Locarno 6600, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch HK$8 +41 91 752 01 10
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Da Valentino

Reviewed By r0landbrunner - Zurich, Switzerland

we had dinner here, and it was good, even very good, but still below expectations. we opted for the menue (one surf, one turf, with respective first and main dish) and a bottle of wine. somehow it all lacked the last little bit, in taste, in presentation, in service. for the price (200 CHF for the two of us), I would expect more. compared to our dinner in Locanda Locarnese (for the same price), we felt disappointed.

4. Ristorante Sensi

viale Verbano 9, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$165 - HK$408 +41 91 743 17 17
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 643 reviews

Ristorante Sensi

Reviewed By Mihai L - Romania

I chose this restaurant for the position in the tripadvisor ranking. I appreciate the interior look, especially the wine room and the open kitchen.
The restaurant is very large, it has become industry, without personality, without interaction with customers, kind of: eat and go!
The ordered aperitif took a long time, just as I imagined, the kitchen does not cope with the size of the restaurant. I almost finished my bread basket. The aperitif, "insalata di polipo alla mediterranea", was ok but not memorable.
I asked for a recommendation to the waiter for the main course, he recommended me what was more expensive, without arguments. So... I eat the worst cooking salmon in my life. Extremely well made and tasteless inside. I asked for vegetables but I got the risotto. They quickly replaced, but the vegetables had no taste, just boiled and thrown into a bowl.
In the same "fast and furious" style, after I finished my beer, they took my glass so fast that I didn't notice it and obviously I wasn't asked if I wanted another one.
The waiting time between the aperitif and the main course was very long, so I lost my appetite :(
In conclusion, compared to other restaurants in the area, this restaurant doesn't worth the 1st place in Tripadvisor, not even in the top 10!

5. Locanda Locarnese

Piazza Grande-via Bossi 1, Locarno 6600, Switzerland Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +41 91 756 87 56
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 295 reviews

Locanda Locarnese

Closed for holidays antil 7 july

Reviewed By Christian U - Locarno, Switzerland

Very honest, there are different opinion about what you can find in Locarno, old town, right behind Piazza Grande. The Locanda serve great food, respectful of the local traditions, Ticinese food and wines come first. A special mention about the service: perfect, kind, very respectful and never intrusive.
The locanda offer a great example in how things need to be done and motivation to do better!
Obviously, in Switz...you pay for what you get...proportionally...is that fair? I guess so...

6. Grotto Scalinata

Via Contra, Tenero 6598, Switzerland Reservations Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +41 91 745 29 81
Excellent
40%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
8%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

Grotto Scalinata

Reviewed By travelin_tommy - San Francisco

Having come on a personal recommendation as well as Trip Advisor reviews, we were a little disappointed in Grotto Scalinata. Sitting outside was fine, but not anything special. The service was friendly and efficient. We ordered standard grotto fare, i.e., the polenta dish of the day for me and a gnocchi dish for my wife, but the food was just average. We have eaten in many of the area’s grottoes, and I suggest this comes in no higher than the 50th percentile level in terms of meal quality. Not bad, but not especially good either.

7. Osteria del Centenario

viale Verbano 17, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland 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 Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +41 91 743 82 22
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 192 reviews

Osteria del Centenario

Reviewed By Matthew B - Switzerland

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 worth every penny compared to the nearest competition.

8. Restaurant Ecco Ascona

via del Segnale 10 | Ticino, Ascona 6612, Switzerland Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff International, Delicatessen, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$1,193 - HK$1,727 +41 91 785 88 88
Excellent
94%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 117 reviews

Restaurant Ecco Ascona

The restaurants Ecco in Ascona, St. Moritz and Zürich are renowned for characterful mixtures of virtuosity and taste purism. Executive Chef Rolf Fliegauf cleverly combines natural flavours of seasonal ingredients and creates the unmistakable and multiple award-winning aroma cuisine of Ecco: pointedly, intense, unexpected.

Reviewed By Aimless81 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with dinner at Ecco and the evening could not have been more wonderful. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the food!!... Chef Rolf Fliegauf is a culinary wizard. The combinations were unique but not bizarre and the portions generous. Every bite was delicious perfection. We ordered a 5 course meal but had about 12 plates each with all the restaurant 'compliments'. Our amazing dinner was made more special with the Chef personally coming out to greet us. We look forward to visiting the Zurich restaurant when it opens later this year.

9. La Chiesa

via del Tiglio 1, Locarno 6605, Switzerland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$102 - HK$432 +41 91 752 03 03
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

La Chiesa

The Restaurant Lachiesa is next to the ,,Santa Trinità" church in Locarno Monti. The restaurant has been renovated some years ago and has a beautiful view on the Maggiore Lake. Mediterranean dishes with some French and Asiatic details. Open days: from Tuesday to Sunday.

Reviewed By picafloralpino - Connecticut USA

High up above Locarno in the Monti area is the quaint La Chiesa Restaurant. The owner - chef is from northern Switzerland and he mixes international, Swiss and Italian cuisine in an artfull way. Every dish we tried was outstanding in taste and presentation. Some of his appetizers were quite innovative. The restaurant is samll but very tasteful decorated. Service is perfect and the wine selection astonishing. This is not a low cost trattoria or Grotto and the bill at the end of the meal can be steep. Nevertheless its worthwhile and you pay the price for outstanding cuisine, top service and a setting who's view is breathtaking.

10. La Rinascente Gourmet

via al Tazzino 3, Locarno 6600, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi Swiss, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +41 91 751 13 31
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

La Rinascente Gourmet

Reviewed By jetset2London - Zurich, Switzerland

We were here over summer for yet another romantic dinner for two ;)
The customer service is amazing, the setting of the restaurant is so modern and elegant and to top it all off the food was excellent!
We will definitely be returning the next time we are in Ticino!

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