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Via G. Fava, 18, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 322 91 19 02
12:30 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
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Wed - Sun 12:30 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
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D.C. Suburbs
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Fabulous meal and a fabulous place! Chef/owner of restaurant is famous in Italy and by eating here, you'll understand why. The food was absolutely beautiful in it's presentation and complexity of flavors and textures. Particularly impressive was the desserts that the kitchen was prepared. We had the tasting dinner with wine pairing and it was one of my favorite restaurant... More 

Thank lortonsedge
Villacrespi, Direttore at Ristorante Villa Crespi, responded to this review

Dear lortonsedge What an awesome review, our warmest thanks for this. It has just filled us with joy and pride to hear you say such wonderful things for the benefit of the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to be able to pass on your comments to our staff who will certainly feel rewarded by such appreciation for the all round... More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We have many expectations for a 2 star Michelin restaurant and so we chose a 2 different menus (with wines). The dishes were good but not amazing. We only have the sensation of surprise in one of the desert! It is also overpriced for the quality of dishes presented. The staff was perfect.

Thank Rosa F
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I wish I could say more about this hotel and its restaurant. Me and my wife were walking in the garden/parking space of this beautiful Villa planning to get something to drink there when we were approached by a very rude woman who whithout us asking angthing to her told us that the hotel was full (that's ok, good for... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This a fine dining experience with some very tasty but unusual food choices served in a lovely glass-fronted room overlooking the terrace and gardens. We enjoyed every morsel and every minute of our time there. It was also a treat to meet the two- starred Michelin owner/chef as were were checking out the next day!

Thank luxurydesigner
Northampton, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We went to the hotel restaurant for my birthday. I was the person who booked and made all the arrangements, but when the menus were handed out I was given one without prices-because I am a woman. This annoyed me more than a little as I had intended to pay for the meal. We had the 10 course tasting menu,... More 

1 Thank ruthjanet2016
Villacrespi, Direttore at Ristorante Villa Crespi, responded to this review

Dear RuthJanet2016 Firstly we would like to thank you for having written such an exhaustive review of your birthday celebration meal at Villa Crespi and at the same time offer our apologies if the service did not entirely come up to your expectations. Sadly we did not successfully gauge the timings for you, many guests today do not wish to... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stayed for a week at this hotel and enjoyed every moment. The staff were friendly and efficient, the building and its gardens beautiful and the food just out of this world.

Thank alanskinner
Villacrespi, Direttore at Ristorante Villa Crespi, responded to this review

Dear AlanSkinner Thank you so much for choosing Villa Crespi for a week long stay on Lake Orta and for writing of your enjoyment for the benefit of other TripAdvisor readers. We are delighted you had such a good time and sincerely hope we will be able to welcome you back again very soon, With warm wishes Cinzia Primatesta Cannavacciuolo More 

Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Everything from the setting, the villa, the rooms, the cuisine, the attentive personnel and all the small details have been outstanding! Chef Cannavacciuolo even came out to salute us! Great experience with amazing food! Would definitely recommend you book a night at the villa and combine with a dinner! We had the south to north degustation menu with 8 dishes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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155 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I don't normally like degustation, however this was 7 courses of food orgasm. Its hard to describe you simply have to experience it to understand what I mean.

Thank DamianRoberts1965
Villacrespi, Direttore at Ristorante Villa Crespi, responded to this review

Dear DamianRoberts1965 What an awesome response to our quest to give pleasure through food! Thank you so much for posting this review, which will certainly inspire others to visit us on our lovely little Lake Orta! Warm wishes and many thanks for your visit! we hope to see you again one day. Cinzia Primatesta Cannavacciuolo More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, service and atmosphere. You will need as reservation as the chef is considered one of the best in the world. Both lunch and dinner is a wonderful culinary experience. Food art is the best way to describe it! A very quiet environment. As with all Michelin restaurants it is very pricey.

Thank Nick B
Villacrespi, Direttore at Ristorante Villa Crespi, responded to this review

Dear Nick B We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Viila Crespi and would like to thank you both for choosing to come and dine and for posting your great review. it will be most useful to the Tip Advisor readers thinking of visiting Lake Orta. We hope you come and see us again, we will be looking... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

There is a reason why Cannavacciuolo is such a celebrated chef in Italy. Earlier this week, we had dinner at the restaurant in Villa Crespi and discovered why. I ordered the Carpe Diem and my partner the North to South tasting menu. I highly recommend them for first timers, along with the tip of going on a very empty stomach.... More 

Thank SD1andonly
Villacrespi, Direttore at Ristorante Villa Crespi, responded to this review

Dear SD1andonly Thank you so much for your very kind words and also for your interesting comments. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and trust you may one day wish to return to Villa Crespi and the enchantment of Lake Orta, With warm wishes Cinzia Primatesta Cannavacciuolo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 103 - USD 174
Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via G. Fava, 18, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: +39 322 91 19 02
  • This restaurant is at Villa Crespi
"Our passion for hospitality and restaurants have led us to treat this fascinating work with the love, respect and respect it so greatly deserves. Our innovative Mediterranean cuisine is distinctive and we love to pamper our guests in the romantic rooms overlooking the lake where staff and surroundings reflect genuine harmony."

Antonino works on his cuisine every day of his life, drawing inspiration from life itself. His dishes also reflect and epitomise his journey northwards from the Sorrento coast to his wife, Cinzia, a native of Orta which is now his home.

These are the secrets of our two Michelin starred restaurant.

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