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Osteria Giardinetto

viale Alessandro Volta 12, Chiasso 6830, Switzerland
+41 91 682 67 98
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (2 reviews)
“mixed salad” (2 reviews)
“steak tartare” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Swiss, European, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
viale Alessandro Volta 12, Chiasso 6830, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Had a short stopover in Chiasso, drove through the streets hoping for a nice discovery and to avoid Kebabs and Pizza. This is the place to go for good Italian food! Nice details, fresh food, absolutely friendly service! Follow the suggestions of the manager, you...More

Thank One-DonNico
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Very quiet area! Waiter explained the menu easily in English! Could sit outside. Fresh and homemade food. Little bit too expensive. 500 ml white Neuchatel wine served in Erlenmeyer: funny but 30 CHF! Total bill easily went up to 82 CHF! But FOD was excellent!

Thank Kristof P
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The tipical summer dish is the Tartare. Good also the fish. They also have several choice of white wines. Very quiet place.

Thank chantal196
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I read the reviews and I taught it was at least a romantic restaurant and in some way classy. Well, first of all the menu is hand written - which could be nice if is written in a readable way. Then the menu is not...More

Thank Pohl P
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Il Giardinetto is most likely the best restaurant in Chiasso. They serve typically Swiss and Italian dishes. Menu is written by hand. Choice is limited with perhaps about 20 dishes including starters, as you would expect from a restaurant that serves only very fresh ingredients....More

Thank AgatheG12-08
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This small restaurant looks nothing from the outside. It is superb with inside and outside tables. The menu changes daily and all dishes are prepared to order. Federico looked after us very well. Lunch for two cost SF 86 reduced to 80 by the house....More

Thank dfc2007
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a free day and decided to cross from Lake Como to lunch in Switzerland. This is a place you could pass without noticing it. We were able to dine outside in early September. Everything was first class. The menu is changed daily. Everything...More

Thank dfc2007
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Glad to find such a great restaurant in the small town of Chiasso that opens for dinner. The beef tartar was fresh and well seasoned, tasted amazing on buttered white bread. The menu was handwriten by the chef based on today's fresh produce. My server...More

1  Thank LisiP
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful little restaurant. The food and service were outstanding. Fresh, local food with a menu that changes twice daily. Expensive, but well worth it!

Thank GeekGuy
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Family run, warm restaurant. Prices are slightly higher than average, but I feel relaxed every time I go there. Perfect for a business lunch or a romantic dinner.

Thank bispereo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: viale Alessandro Volta 12, Chiasso 6830, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Mendrisiotto  >  Chiasso
  • Phone Number: +41 91 682 67 98
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