simple - charming - good

Osteria San Giorgio,

the place to be around the corner

What actually is an osteria?
An osteria focuses on simple but cosy furnishings and selected local cuisine with a simple, good selection of wines. The inn around the corner where you can enjoy good regional cuisine.

The San Giorgio was originally a stable which was converted into a bakery and in the 40 years into a café-bar where the locals met for an espresso or an after-work boccalino. Over time, the café-bar became an osteria. The name San Giorgio comes from Saint San Giorgio, who protects the church and the neighbourhood.


and specialities

Our specialities are risotto with red Ticino merlot and luganighetta served in the caquelon, fritto misto del lago (fried lake fish) and in summer our marinated spare ribs (puntine). In winter we serve the San Giorgio Ticino cheese fondue with Valle Maggia pepper, fondue chinoise and old Ticino dishes such as cazzöla.

We pay attention to regional, fresh and sustainable products. We change our menu regularly according to the season.

All you need to know

  • The Osteria has 50 indoor and 60 outdoor seats.
  • Inside there are 3 parts. The main part, the actual restaurant, a rustic hall for romantic evenings, as well as a small hall, which we have reserved mainly for our small guests. There are games, a table for playing and painting and a football box.
  • During the warmer season of the year you can sit on our always cool, shady and covered terrace.
  • For families we have our “Grottino” where children can go directly to our small playground.
  • If it is a bit cooler or you want to eat outside undisturbed with your club, group or climbing friends, we recommend our winter garden “Pergola”.
  • You are also welcome to bring your four-legged friend. We have a heart for dogs and are happy to find a place where he feels comfortable too.
  • We are also suitable for family, club and birthday dinners. Every guest, big or small, should be happy with us.