Italian in Locarno

Osteria Chiara

Hidden up a flight of steps, Osteria Chiara has all the cosy feel of a grotto (rustic Ticino-style inn or restaurant). Sit at granite tables beneath the pergola or at timber tables by the fireplace for homemade past…
Italian in Locarno

Locanda Locarnese

Elegant rusticity sums up this smart restaurant, with a beamed ceiling, crisp white tablecloths and an open fire, as well as a smattering of pavement seating. It's a romantic and intimate choice for season-driven di…
Fusion in Locarno

Osteria del Centenario

Down by the lake, this is a top culinary address, turning out creative fusion dishes like pigeon served two ways with green curry and lime, and panna cotta with adzuki beans, matcha-tea sauce and vanilla. Service is…
Italian in Locarno

Bottega del Vino

One for oenophiles, this bottle-lined wine bar and bistro has a convivial vibe and simple but spot-on dishes such as asparagus salad with parmesan, steak tartare and Sicilian-style tuna with tomatoes, capers and oli…
Cafe in Locarno

Caffe dell Arte

This classy, light-filled cafe is right at home in Locarno's old town with some outdoor tables on the lane, free wi-fi and a small but light menu that includes plates of local cheeses or lasagna.
Pizza in Locarno


Even locals rave about the crisp, flavoursome takeaway pizza at this hole-in-the-wall snack spot. Delizioso!