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Via Gianni Vignola 14, 28041 Montrigiasco, Arona, Italy
+39 0322 57201
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rabbit” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (3 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Gianni Vignola 14, 28041 Montrigiasco, Arona, Italy
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

The location is very nice with lots of flowers, a terrace with a view on the surrounding hills (but no hope to see the lake) and a nice garden where to relax after lunch. But the food experience was really average, somewhat of an international...More

Thank Piero G
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

A great dinner place in the hills. Great value for money. I ordered a risotto with nettle and a shrimp with oranges and ginger as antipasti. A great Syrah red wine. Dessert was divine. The daughter-mother team was so nice, informative and helpful. Do not...More

Thank NadaB728
Reviewed 21 April 2018

This restaurant is family run. It is almost romantic with a warm interior design. You can also sit outside on a terrace. Fast we got the menu and extensive wine list. Plenty of wine bottles are part of the interior design. We ordered a prawn...More

Thank AlsterHamburg
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We took the way up the hill to have dinner in this restaurant. Very attentive service and the selected plates were excellent with a large choice of local and foreign wines. Worth the short travel and you want be disappointed!

1  Thank Fred M
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

A small detour from our destination but certainly worth while the extra kilometers. The courses are very generous and tasteful, all served in an amazing setting. Definitely go there if you have the chance!

1  Thank zaksteek
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located about 15 minutes drive up the hill from Arona. We took a cab and payed 15 euro. The restaurant is situated in a very beautyful place. Compared to Arona it's very peaceful and there's a stunning view from the terrace. You...More

Thank meretek_13
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Stayed at their B&B which is located over the restaurant, and included breakfast. Food and service was fantastic. The entire family went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one.

1  Thank Joan R
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is the kind of restaurant you dream of when you plan a visit to Italy. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming; the salle-à-manger is spacious and with a lovely view; the food is outstanding (choose whatever, you cannot go wrong) and the wine list...More

Thank ChefLuigiBo
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We ate hear on a friend's recommendation. About an hour from Milan Malpensa airport. The service was fantastic in this very friendly run family restaurant. Their wine list and knowledge of wine is excellent. Even though we could not speak any Italian, the waitress translated...More

Thank RockyRik
Antonella S, Proprietario at Castagneto, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016
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Grazie mille !!

Reviewed 18 October 2016

You can eat interesting dishes well cooked from the owner. i appreciated rabbit and "tartare". All member of the family is full time at your service. A wide variety of vine and cakes complete the menu .

Thank Giorgio B
Antonella S, Proprietario at Castagneto, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016
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Grazie mille !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 47
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gianni Vignola 14, 28041 Montrigiasco, Arona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Arona  >  Montrigiasco
  • Phone Number: +39 0322 57201
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Castagneto Restaurant was founded in 1969 in the green hills of Montrigiasco, a small village 7 km from Arona, by Lake Maggiore. It is run by siblings Antonella and Franco Spinella, fourth generation of restaurant keepers, with the help of their mother Franca. The atmosphere is friendly and stylish, with a welcoming restaurant room and a beautiful and cool terrace with a view that sweeps over the hills of Lake Maggiore and beyond, to the nearby Lombardy.Traditional Novara and Verbano cuisine are blended with imagination and originality and menus can vary daily, according to what the market offers and to the logic succession of the seasons
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