Within a few kilometers from the Italian border lies an authentic Italian restaurant in San Nazzaro, Ticino Switzerland which is located across Lake Maggiore. 

Ristorante Il Molinetto offers a relaxed atmosphere, with a magnificent garden setting which is accompanied by a 100 year old olive tree which is nestled amongst cooling grape vines, for the best grappa to end your meal with. (Well that’s what we have heard). There is an outside covered lounge area too,  should you choose to enjoy a cocktail & perhaps an appetiser, as you cool down after a warm summers day on the lake. 

In winter we invite you to join us inside with warm fires burning, the aroma of fresh local produce which is prepared by our passionate chef, for you to enjoy. Not to mention our carefully selected wine list. The host takes great pride in  providing  delicious pizzas made by our professional pizzaiolo, fresh seafood platters with some local lake fish, fresh pastas along with some local traditional cuisine from the area. 

Leave the organising to us. We welcome events too & love to host a party! We have menus to suit your special requirements. Please contact us to request a quotation. 

Ristorante Il Molinetto offers an authentic & warm welcome to anyone who wishes to enjoy a break away from the `busyiness` of everyday life. 




Catering service with or without service. We can organise your event for you from start to finish.


Woodfired Pizza served daily.
3 course set lunch menu.
Alacarte Menu which includes regional & local food.


Alacarte Menu which includes regional & local food.
Woodfired Pizza.

Grill Fridays

Come join us around the barbecue for some sizzling hot grills with all the extra trimmings


Enjoy a cocktail and a light meal at the Olive Tree Bar & Lounge
Happy Hour between

17:00 and 19:00

Sun-Day Dance

The coolest electronic music played by the finest local DJs every second Sunday from 12. June till 28. August 12:00 till 00:00


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Last night we arrived after travelling all day from the Netherlands, and decided to stop here to have dinner. Hungry and tired we took a seat at the table, and that’s were the great experience started. Great food and drinks, but what stood out was the most lovely host we had. Abbiamo trascorso una serata fantastica. Grazie mille!