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La Polenteria

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Via Giovanni Scalini 66, 22034 Brunate, Italy
+39 031 336 5105
Fri - Sun 19:15 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:15 - 14:30
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Merida, Venezuela
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice option for getting a sneak peak of the traditional italian gastronomy away from the crowded turistic zones. Good price and excellent atention. Only problema the accesibility and the fact of opening only on weekends.

Thank ajRuiz
Winterthur, Switzerland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this place very much. The food was very tasty and well served. The waiters were also very kind. As starter I had goat cheese with fruit, followed by pizzoccheri that were cooked according to a variation of the classic recipe with pumpkin and sausage. As dessert the revisited tiramisu' is worth trying. Everything was good and portions were... More 

Thank 85rob
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant near the lighttower of Brunate and were really happy to discover how nice it is! We had the best antipasti with meat and cheese, generously and beautifully arranged on a big plate. Service is really good. Best of all is certainly the Polenta! I've never eaten something like this! Worth more than one try... :-)

Thank helenebene
Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of 6 stopped there for lunch, after an arduous hike. The restaurant looked old fashion, clean and simple. The no frills type! The waitress was very helpful translating the menu in French and English. We each ordered different plates and each was happy with the food served. The Argentinian beef was cooked as asked. The different polentas were... More 

Thank Jacqueline H
Roswell, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Giuseppe and his family served my family a marvelous dinner in a beautiful setting in the mountains above Como. The Polenta Uncia, Wild Boar with Apples, Partuffe, and Salamella were among our favorites. After taking the funicular to Brunate, it is well worth the hike to the Faro Lighthouse, both for the spectacular view and especially for the magnificent meal... More 

Thank GeorgiaHog
Milan, Italy
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214 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

If you are in this area it´s a must for you to try some particular regional dish and this restaurant is very good at it. Of course, polenta is the main attraction, as there are so many choices how you could have it - different types, with different additional ingredients (ragu, onion, bacon etc.). However you could try also other... More 

Thank Michal B
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96 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Polenta but plenty of other choices as well. Lamb was delicious, as well as the steak. Great pasta. Service was nice and friendly. We didn't have a reservation but we managed to get one table. It seemed to be quite full during the evening. All tables with chatting groups. So popular place with good food. We liked it and recommendations.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Starters quote good, Great goat cheese and gorgonzola especially. Polenta little burnt/smokey taste. Pasta homemade quite good. Service unbearably slow!!!

Thank Marta_V_2891
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Its a climb to get to the restaurant but it is worth it. I reccommend combing it with a trip to the lighthouse nearby and/or a walk up the mountains. Food was great and the staff very friendly. They have an english menu ( for those interested) and can also speak english quite well for italian standards.;

Thank Bram_van_der_Horst
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Well, you can't go to this place and don't eat polenta. It's so tasty, seems to be homemade. Antipasto, i recommend. Also, order a good wine with your polenta. it makes the difference, after lunch, go for a walk, enjoy the view.

Thank flavinhapm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 46
Italian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
19:15 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:30
19:15 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giovanni Scalini 66, 22034 Brunate, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Brunate
  • Phone Number: +39 031 336 5105

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