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Locanda Locarnese

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Via Bossi 1, Piazza Grande, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
+41 91 756 87 56
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

lovely setting lovely food and great service the menu is really good and there are good choices for everybody

1 Thank Gemma B
Locarno, Switzerland
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

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... More 

1 Thank Christian U
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I went alone to this restaurant. There were lots of couples and groups eating quietly. Very warm atmosphere. Great service with chef greating customers. Very nice local products like sausages and wines. Great Service. All very good

Thank Marc E
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This restaurant was really great. We ate here last spring during a trip to Lucarno and Lugano. I love the area and this restaurant was no exception. The food was really amazing, delicious and clearly made with skill and attention to detail from the salad all the way through to the desert. There were 6 people in our party and... More 

Thank Virginia H
Veghel, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This Restaurant we always go to when we are in the neighborhood. Beautiful post modern design, lovely atmosphere. Excellent menu, lovely recipes.

Thank Rian K
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I chose the Locanda Locarnese for its rave reviews on TripAdvisor. Getting a same-day reservation was no problem at all, and they were certainly ready for a single reservation right at their opening time for dinner (7pm) and welcomed me warmly. The menu has many local specialties, yet I chose to try their filet, since that is usually the mark... More 

Thank Stephan L
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Travelling to Locarno on the "Lake Maggiore Express" day trip with my parents (see my separate review) we had time for a long lunch - and providing you arrive at 12.30 it is possible to have the four course tasting menu and be finished by 2.30. (It is a 10 minute walk from the main railway station). Impeccable service, and... More 

2 Thank Claer B
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Had a beautiful and delicious meal at a cozy indoor table (we love eating outside, but not so much when the tables are squeezed between the sidewalk and building). The hostess was very gracious and explained the entire menu to us in English. The food was wonderful and presented exquisitely. Highly recommend.

Thank lawbabie
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A great restaurant with delicious food. I had risotto with fresh lake fish and peaches, and my partner ate ravioli with chicken. Both very good. We had a bottle of Borollo from 2001 that when decanted was amazing and well worth the price. Service was perfect and it was In a meeting, call you later with many people arriving to... More 

Thank Susan D
The Hague, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner here after reading the raving reviews on tripadvisor. The place was nicely done inside - not too big but enough space for everyone and good acoustics; not loud at all. For starters I had the burrata tomato mix, which was wonderfully done with a range of tomatoes I have never seen in my life. Second was... More 

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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
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bossi 1, Piazza Grande, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Locarno
  • Phone Number: +41 91 756 87 56

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