We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Gianni Vignola 14, 28041 Montrigiasco, Arona, Italy
+39 0322 57201
09:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Wed - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 22: English reviews
Medford, Oregon
Level Contributor
148 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 is very comprehensive and divided by region, so you can find the same type of... More 

Thank ChefLuigiBo
Ashford-in-the-Water, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 the whole menu into English for us. Very highly recommended :)

Thank RockyRik
Antonella S, Proprietario at Castagneto, responded to this review
Google Translation

Grazie mille !! More 

Arona, Italy
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 review
Google Translation

Grazie mille ! More 

Burlington, Canada
Level Contributor
304 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We dined at this fabulous restaurant seven years ago and made it a point to have a special celebration there on this trip. What a great dining experience from start to finish. All of our group of six were very happy with their meals. Very high quality food and attentive, friendly service. I highly recommend Castagneto if you are travelling... More 

Thank DrillerBurlington
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We found this first class restaurant by chance and the next day changed our plans just to visit it again. Friendly and very attentive staff, delicious food, nice house wine. Nice view from the balcony, fresh flowers in the inner hall. The atmosphere is peaceful and it is a great place to relax and have a tasty dinner after a... More 

Thank werri2016
Currumbin, Australia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We stayed at the restaurant's B&B at the same premises. What wonderful people. So warm and friendly. Fresh flowers in the hall. It was a whole apartments...2 bedrooms, modern kitchen and bathroom. A large lounge room and a verandah with stunning views. Spotlessly clean with a large comfortable bed. We went to their restaurant both nights we stayed there. Superb... More 

Thank Prue Y
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

This was a great place to eat. It was full on the Saturday night we went. Amazing choice. All 4 of us had different things and all were delicious. The wine was also good. The staff were friendly, one person was able to help us understand the menu as none of us spoke Italian

Thank Claire K
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
66 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

If you would like to spend a time in an atmosphere of classic italian ristorante you should go where. It will be better to call before. It's family restaurant . My favorite was capretto made into the oven. My friends very like pigs cheeks also. We were like a big company and everybody was satisfied . You will not sorry... More 

Thank alexander m
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
66 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We find a classic interior of Italian restorant. Service is very good and friendly. The way how they cookmelansane con parmigiano I like it. After I take Copretto al forno , it was so perfect. Plates fiends of mine ware empty also. Don't take a grappa as degestive. Take like a dolce Sorbetto di pesca e grappa. It will be... More 

Thank alexander m
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We were travelling to Switzerland and passed by Lago Maggiore at lunchtime so decided to stop and have lunch in this restaurant, which had very positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Now we know why! This is a little gem on the hills above the lake, a very short drive off the motorway. We visited for lunch on a very sunny day.... More 

Thank Ciampi1

Travellers who viewed Castagneto also viewed

Arona, Lake Maggiore
Arona, Lake Maggiore

Been to Castagneto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 47
Italian, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Castagneto and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Castagneto staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?