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Osteria Giardinetto

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viale Alessandro Volta 12, Chiasso 6830, Switzerland
+41 91 682 67 98
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
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Milan, Italy
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Desserts are all home made. Staff is friendly and relaxed. This restaurant serves a very... More 

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. The mixed salad was really well done. I still remember the veal and potato dish... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 is cooked to order. The speciality is tartare, which came in beef,tuna or salmon. We... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 was handsome, sweetly translated the whole menu for me and picked the perfect wine. The... More 

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Chiasso, Switzerland
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Wonderfull food And excellent And friendly service with a cozy ambiance! Amazing food with special homemade menu.

1 Thank alyseseglio
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

It is a very cozy place. The menu is always changing, with different and unique options from the local cuisine. The service is very nice and the food is excelent. You need to check in advance which days they will open.

Thank Clovis L

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?