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Trattoria San Salvatore

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Via Per San Salvatore 30, 28040 Massino Visconti, Italy
+39 0322 219301
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Huntington Beach, CA
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is average to good but the atmosphere and the view are five stars..A great place to relax, drink and have a good meal. Our friends surprised us with this stop as we had no idea where we were going. attached to and part of an old seminary/church it looks like you are walking up to see an old... More 

Thank LBheat
Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best views of Lake Maggiore, and several other lakes around Varese. The restaurant has typical local food of good quality (antipasti, polenta with various meats). It is simple and you must try to seat outdoors to enjoy the incredible panorama. Prices vs quality and the view are really worth a trip (spring, summer and early... More 

Thank luirob
Helsingborg, Sverige, Europa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is the spot you just can't miss! ! What a sight, you can even easily see the towers of Milano - and of course the hole lake😉 And meanwhile you can enjoy wine and a antipasta at the trattoria ☕🍷🍸🍝

Thank gertrudbrandt
Milan, Italy
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Lovely and romantic panorama! During sunny daytime you can enjoy an amazing view from this terrasse. The food is quite ordinary for the italian standards. You should visit this place even just for a beer.

Thank Clauprrit
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

The views of Lake Maggiore from the restaurant verandah are absolutely amazing, and it would be worth the trip just to eat and soak in the view. However, the food is also classic fare for the area and it was great to try that too. Don't be persuaded to have the full menu as it is way too much. Antipasta... More 

Thank Noom54
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

A wonderful sunny day, the first for a long time, so a good opportunity to try the Trattoria San Salvatore. It commands lovely views over Lake Maggiore from it's garden terrace, but sadly the food is very basic and lacking in inspiration. A meat platter for starters was fresh and tasty, a mushroom rissotto was OK, but polenta and stew... More 

Thank David W
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Well worth the drive up to the top of the mountain overlooking Lake Maggiore. Good wine, don't overdo, the drive is really something. The menu is basic, you get what they're serving that night. but the portions are huge and the food delicious.

Thank rosegrwr
Milan, Italy
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209 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Fantastic views of lake maggiore from this place! Be there for the sunset..great food for a good price! Try the polenta with raghu and risotto as well.

Thank InvincibleKP
Varese, Italy
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273 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

Recommended by a foreigner who used to live in the area, this enchanting “trattoria” is located in the upper hills by lake Maggiore at the Piedmont region side (close to Stresa area southern).... Driving uphill there are many horseback ridding schools, if wanted is possible to stop and allow the kids to have some horseback ridding... there are easy directions... More 

Thank Tualie
Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

It takes a while to get up the hill to this fantastic, friendly restaurant. Picnic table seating, wonderful attention. Food is family style, with large dishes and great presentation. More than you can eat. Had a bottle of recommended Gattinara wine that had the best nose of almost any wine we have ever tried. Beautiful view and great atmosphere. Very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Per San Salvatore 30, 28040 Massino Visconti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Massino Visconti
  • Phone Number: +39 0322 219301

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