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Chalet Ticino

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Swiss, European
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1058C Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-2902
+1 650-571-0507
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Foster City, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Alex has run this small, intimate restaurant for many years, and the food is always excellent. Nice, quiet atmosphere, outdoor seating as well.

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Thank shariwilliams
Foster City Ca
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Chalet Ticino's Lunch menu and Dinner menu offer up a wide selection of Swiss-Italian dishes, complemented by a few selections with a distinctly European flair. Alex's Bundener Raclette is one of the best I've ever had. Fondue selections are an especially superb treat for a change-of-pace. Fish, Veal and Pasta selections are consistently good and it is hard to chose... More 

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Foster City, California
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This little neighborhood restaurant was delightful. Very classy for a small place. The menu was an interesting variety. My husband and I shared the pork tenderloin which was excellent. The spumoni was very good as well. The soup portion was small but the Italian wedding soup contained a lot of meat for the size. Definitely will return.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We went there for lunch as we drove into the Bay area, because I had known the owner 25 years ago in Seattle and heard he opened this restaurant. We surprised him and he delighted us with an incredible fine dining experience in this quaint, tucked away gem. Alex De Toth, the owner, waits tables and provides very unique menu... More 

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Foster City, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This local restaurant in Foster City serves a much wider clientele, so it is advisable to get a reservation. The setting is small and tastefully furnished. Wine and beer available.

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California Bay Area
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This tiny restaurant tucked away in a nondescript strip mall was a huge disappointment. Although I made reservations, my friend and I were seated at a small corner table close to the kitchen, while larger tables next to the window remained empty the entire time we were there. We both ordered eggplant Parmesan and shared a salad. The Caesar salad... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

The atmosphere and service were quite wonderful The owner was very pleasant and attentive. Our entrees though, were a bit disappointing for at least 2 members of our party The kale salad was a bit tough. The fish of the day which was what I ordered was delightful. I was particularly excited to go since the restaurant was featured on... More 

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Alamo, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

I learned about this restaurant on a show called "Check Please, Bay Area" on PBS. It didn't disappoint, the owner was there and treated us very well! The food was different (Swiss Italian) and delicious, though very rich! Highly recommend.

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reno
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I had a special of the day. Homemade Spinich Ravioli. I chose their pesto sauce. It was the best pesto sauce I've ever had. The two giant ravioli were amazing too. I also had a small Caesar Salad. It had the perfect amount of dressing, not too much. I was a very happy man when I left. Great service too!

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Thank renodean
San Mateo, CA
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189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

We had an early dinner on a Sunday evening that was just what the doctor ordered. We did not want high price fancy or cheap take out. The prix fixe selections had petrale sole and lamb shanks along with a couple of other items. It comes with soup or salad and dessert. The lamb was tender and juicy, the sole... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Swiss, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1058C Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-2902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Foster City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-571-0507
Description
Chalet Ticino offers traditional Swiss-Italian cuisine in a relaxed European ambiance.

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