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Ristorante del Barcaiolo

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Piazza del Popolo 23, 28041, Arona, Italy
+39 0322 243388
12:15 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:30
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Sun 12:15 - 14:30
Sun - Fri 19:15 - 22:15
Mon - Tue 12:15 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 12:15 - 14:00
Sat 19:15 - 22:30
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Atlanta, GA
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We had an after business dinner here. The staff was very good and the meals prepared very well. Our hosts, fortunately, were Italian and were able to help us with menu selections. But the menus did also have descriptions in English as well as Italian (and other languages?).

Thank TomT_9
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382 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This friendly restaurant turned out to be just what we needed during our visits to Arona. We had walked from our hotel just by the statue of St Carlo, and planned to walk back after our lunch. The varied menu had lots of choice for both my husband and myself, and the local wine was just the perfect accompaniment to... More 

Thank lakegirl48
Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We called in for a set Lasagne lunch and enjoyed it so much we went back for dinner. Advised by manager to book (Saturday evening) and glad we did. Food was perfect on both visits and whilst the service was not perfect it was genuine. Would go again if back in the area.

Thank DDJ40
Deventer, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We would not recomment this restaurant as a tourist. The service is so bad if you don't speak Italian. Too bad for this restaurant because the food is realy good.

Thank HJ L
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant three times. Once inside and twice at the tables outdoors. The servers are more mature and reserved. Don't let this stop you from eating there. The food is fresh and some of the fish is from Lago Maggiore. The prices are reasonable and the portions are sufficient. Dessert is a must in the local... More 

Thank Holtem
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Normal Lunch during Holiday trip to Arona at Lago Maggiore. Food so far good and tasty...only service can be improved, especially for families. Looks like families for lunch are not the preferred clients. Maybe for dinner better...

Thank Markus S
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had a terrific time dining out for lunch with our kids ages 4 and 1 at this restaurant in Arona. The location is terrific, across the street from the water, with covered outdoor seating, and next to many other restaurants so you can walk around a bit and choose a place that suits you. We ordered the proscuitto e... More 

Thank Summer10011
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Just recently back from a four day business trip to Arona. Found this little gem on our first night, was that impressed with the quality of food we went back there on our last night. A very comprehensive menu which would be better suited in English for non Italian speakers, more by luck than judgement we chose wisely with the... More 

Thank Pippers_7
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

The Piazza del Popolo was the port until a few years ago. Now it seems to be a magnet for restaurants and I would have been happy to have gone to most of them. We checked out menus, opening hours etc and went for the Barcaiolo, the name of an old type of boat. Our table was near a window... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

the extensive menu. There is no way that a place can have quality ingredients if there is so much on the menu. Yes, you will find something and read in English. Yes, close to water, but this is not worth the price and waste of a day on holiday. There are so many others to choose from . The pass... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:15
19:15 - 22:15
12:15 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:15
12:15 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:15
19:15 - 22:15
19:15 - 22:15
12:15 - 14:00
12:15 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Popolo 23, 28041, Arona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Arona
  • Phone Number: +39 0322 243388

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