Ristorante Seven

Food lovers have been flocking to Ristorante Seven since 2007. Chef Nicola Leanza’s distinctive style takes inspiration from traditional Italian cuisine, using modern techniques and wonderful produce from Ticino to create contemporary dishes with a strong personality. The wine list is well worth exploring, the service is attentive and the mood is relaxed and informal. Seven is without doubt a must-visit in Ascona.

Ristorante Asia

At Asia, tradition meets contemporary, creating a stylish harmony of flavours from Lake Maggiore and the Far East. The lakeview terrace complements the indoor space which features designer neon and velvets and has an amazing vertical garden. The expertly designed menu combines traditional hot and cold dishes with a creative fusion cuisine. Awarded the Guide Michelin Bib Gourmand, Ristorante Asia is a unique experience in Ascona.

Ristorante Riva

At Riva, Emanuele, Sara and the team welcome their guests with delightfully Mediterranean warmth. Feel right at home as you relax in the French bistro inspired indoor space or on the lakeside terrace, with its year-round summer holiday vibe. Chef Elena Carsino has created a delicious, light menu which fuses traditional with modern, highlighting the best that the lake and sea have to offer. An unforgettable experience.

Ristorante Al Pontile

Nestling in the heart of Ascona’s lakefront, «al Pontile » has for decades been considered a one of a kind «institution». It is a must for lovers of fine dining and excellent wines: here you will find «grandes- pièces» created from the best meats and finest fish as well as truffles, caviar and game. The restaurant runs a variety of themed gastro menus all year round using the best seasonal ingredients, complemented by wines from one of Ticino’s best cellars.

Ristorante Giardino Lago

With its splendid location directly on the shores of Lake Maggiore, Boutique Hotel Giardino Lago is a true oasis of style, much sought after by a local and international clientele. Outstanding views from the rooftop lounge are complemented by the Mediterranean-inspired Lago restaurant, which together create a perfect ambience in which to indulge in a romantic dinner or a relaxing evening with friends, enjoying the unique mix of tranquillity and exuberance that recalls the beaches of more southern climes. This chic retreat, a fusion of Swiss elegance and Italian vivacity, brings to the table a first-rate gastronomic experience where each course is brimming with joie de vivre.

The Mira View Restaurant & Terrace

The restrained elegance of The Mira View’s clubhouse is a revelation. It’s an oasis of calm and open green spaces where, during the summer months, the view over the immaculately groomed golf course extends as far as the eye can see towards the mountains of the Centovalli. Lunch and dinner menus feature both fine cuisine and lighter dishes in a modern idiom. The Mira View can also host events all year round and is a unique setting for glamorous weddings.

Ristorante Casa Berno

Take in the fabulous panoramic view from the terrace or in our restaurant, whilst you enjoy superb regional and international specialities, complemented by fine Swiss and international wines. At Casa Berno we focus on top-quality seasonal ingredients to create both innovative and traditional dishes. Whether it’s for a drink at our cosy bar or a gastronomic experience, our team will make your visit memorable.

Ristorante Vela Bianca

Overlooking Ascona’s Porto Patriziale, Vela Bianca is the ideal restaurant for everyone who comes to enjoy the lakeside experience. You and your friends can choose from a refined menu featuring fresh fish dishes, enjoying the magnificent views from the elegant dining room or from the wonderful terrace.

Blu Restaurant & Lounge

Cocktails, fine wines, seasonal Mediterranean dishes and sushi delicacies... A complete offer for a special gastronomic encounter. Restaurant with a large terrace overlooking the lake and the Alps. The restaurant offers a wide range of options, from family lunches to corporate events to themed dinners with renowned chefs. The innovative menu with fresh culinary delights, from exquisite fish and meat dishes to an enticing choice of vegetarian and vegan recipes.


The Trattoria, nestled inside the old town of Ascona, combines culinary delights with Ticino lifestyle. Whether in the courtyard with its weekly jazz concerts or on the panoramic roof terrace, the Trattoria offers an eclectic mix of Ticino specialities and Mediterranean classics. Brother and sister Lorenzo and Olivia invite all friends of the «Bella Vita» to enjoy local wines to the sound of the blues!

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Ristorante Da Enzo

As the charm of Valle Maggia opens up you will find «da Enzo» nestling in a haven of palm trees and bamboo and be captivated by a riot of magnificent roses. Since opening in 1992, Enzo and Josi Andreatta have been running the restaurant, and are now joined by their son Sergio. Together, they have created a sanctuary where lovers not only of fine food but of nature and the outdoors, can share exceptional moments of pleasure.

Fred Feldpausch Osteria Nostrana

The classic among Ascona’s restaurants is located directly on the Piazza, the popular promenade on the lakeshore. The long success story of this traditional restaurant is based on the delicious cuisine (Mediterranean and local meat dishes, pasta specialties, pizza from the wood oven and much more) but also on the special ambience of the Osteria: the interior includes countless pictures, photographs and objects, which exude a unique charm.

Fred Feldpausch Ristorante Sensi

Located right at the beginning of Muralto’s palm-fringed lakeside promenade, the popular restaurant offers a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere and entices with its fish and meat specialties but also with new interpretations of classic dishes and vegetarian delicacies such as satisfying salads or fresh pasta variations. Fine wines and homemade desserts round off a truly sensory culinary experience.

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Fred Feldpausch Grotto Broggini

The famous Grotto Broggini in nearby Losone, with its characterful outdoor area that is delightfully cool in the summer months, offers the perfect ambience for relaxing hours as a couple, among friends or with the family. The traditional cuisine with regional meat specialties, pasta and risotto dishes and of course the legendary chicken from the wood grill makes a visit to the Grotto Broggini an unforgettable culinary holiday experience.

Grotto Scalinata

Tradition is the concept that Grotto Scalinata wants to foster, both in its cuisine, and as a holistic approach. A vineyard, our own wine cellar, a spacious terrace with three dining rooms, each with its own fireplace, these are the elements of a place where the «art of living well» is cultivated.