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Il Cucchiaio di Legno

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Frazione Legro Via Prisciola 10, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 905280
20:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:00
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Thu - Sun 20:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 14:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice setting and spacious green safe space outside for children to play. Excellent food. It's a set menu of several small sized beautiful courses and the birthday cake was very light and fresh. Definitely would go back again.

2 Thank Valeaia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Hidden away above lake Orta, you will find a cosy agritourism where you can enjoy a delicious set menu of not only house made dishes but also bred and grown on the premises. The menu changes each week and consists of a mixed entree of cold cuts, cheese and other interesting nibbles. A taste of 2 different pasta dishes and... More 

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novara, italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Agreable site “agritourism” style with restaurant and rest rooms. Meals are typical of the place and region (Piedmont). Prevail: meat, sausages, pickles,pasta , rice, soft cheese- dresses, cakes. Everything is home-cooked. Cheap prices. Bring to notice that the site is very close to railway, Not far from Orta railway station. On the contrary, the site is about half an hour,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

2013 and again in 2015. No change. Still excellent food, value for money, service and ambience. Real Italy. Amazing and what a proper Italian evening should be! Phew. Still full a week later 😁😁 bravo il Cucchiaio do Legno. Five stars .... Six if they were available

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

A cucchiaio is a big spoon, and it's a good metaphor for this very homey restaurant where everyone gets the same meal, at the same time, the courses flowing out of the kitchen smoothly and in amazing numbers. Be warned: the quantity of food that will arrive on your table is more than a normal person can eat, so pace... More 

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Vleuten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was advised by friends and was one of the best for our vacation. The food is typical italian and the ingredients fresh/ biological. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want a diner in a real italian setting + food.

Thank Sander-van-Rooijen
Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

If you like to eat with the local Piedmonte people and not with the other tourists - go to "Il Cucchiaio di Legno" nir Lago Orta. It serves fixed menue consists of local different kinds of Anti-pasta, Pasti and rissoto and meats (chicken and lamb in the oven). The prices are fair (25 Euros per person) and you can enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We visited for a Sunday evening dinner. We enjoyed a family-style meal of: pork salami with fezzetto & cantaloupe melon, salmon cured in cognac with tomatoes on toast, risotto with local mushrooms, pasta ragù bolognese, the main house, lambs' ear salad, chicken with pancetta, beef carpaccio with celery, and hazelnuts & almonds in merengue all with little cookies with raspberry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We had dinner twice at the restaurant when staying at the nearby hotel. Once was the half board option, 3 courses for €20 and once the 6 course dinner option at €26. Both meals were truly excellent, friendly and helpful service and brilliant value local wines from €12. Most of the food is local, organic but most of all delicious.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Took a taxi from Orta San Guilo as had heard restaurant was not to be missed. Restaurant has a weekly changing set menu & just as well we booked as it was full mostly with local Italians. Ludovicha, our English speaking waitress really took care of us explaining each course as it arrived. There were several antipasti appetizers including locally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
20:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
20:00 - 21:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frazione Legro Via Prisciola 10, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: +39 0322 905280

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