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Il Giardinetto

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 10, 23826 Mandello del Lario, Italy
+39 0341 700487
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
4 days ago
“Amazing Food”
14 Sep 2016
“This is the place to eat by lake Como!”
12:30 - 14:30All hours
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, European
$$ - $$$
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 10, 23826 Mandello del Lario, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying Mandello del Lario and came across this fantastic restaurant with the most beautiful view of the lake. You couldn´t fault the service and the food was unbelievably good. We went with our two children aged 14 and 9 and we had a...More

Thank Carmen M
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Our lunch was fabulous and the service was excellent...... cant wait to go back. We where there for the Moto Guzzi festival there 95th year celebrations.

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Oh what a great place! Lovely sight over the Lake. Such a professional staff! We felt special! Even the "tourist menu" (very cheap, so was a bit worried before) was very good and tastefull. Our daughter had the "child pasta" for 5 (!) euro, which...More

Thank Ritaher75
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

First time wanted to go, fully booked for a wedding. So next day back. Success, all the way. Service, good and does know his wine list. Friendly and open for questions and explanations. Food, good best of the village. If you want very good food,...More

Thank Rudi1963
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This place comes with a great view of the lake and the food is always well presented and very tasty. Anytime you are in Mandello or in the vicinity, stop at Giardinetto and enjoy a a great meal, alone, with your love ones or with...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

This made for the most romantic and perfect treat for my birthday. The service was wonderful, the food excellent and the view spectacular. We were given the best table nearest the lakeside balcony and watched the sun setting over the mountains. The manager was charm...More

1  Thank Wholly_Golightly
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Stunning setting on the lake and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Thank Dee C
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

...not to mention the great views. This is great restaurant. Upon arrival we noticed we were the only tourists, everyone else was local which is always a great sign. Really authentic Italian food which is of exceptional quality and standard. Service was brilliant, really friendly...More

1  Thank Midlandmoon
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is located just at the shoreline of the beautiful lake of como. A public car parking is just close by, so either by car or by a nice walk through the village, the restaurant is easy accessible. The food was very good, upscale...More

2  Thank YukonExplorer
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We have eaten here before and this time everything was perfect! ambience, the beautiful view from lakeside, the service and the food most of all. will surely come back again

2  Thank 14656EN
Beppe P, Direttore at Il Giardinetto, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2014

Thenk you, we'll hope see you again before you leave Mandello. Greetings Beppe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 47
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:15 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 10, 23826 Mandello del Lario, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Mandello del Lario
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 700487
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The Giardinetto restaurant is situated in Mandello del Lario, about ten kilometers north of Lecco on "That branch of the Lake of Como, which turns towards south between to unbroken chains of mountains, presenting to the eye a succession of bays and gulfs..." as so wonderfully described by A. Manzoni in the novel "The Betrothed". The restaurant terrace is directly over the lake and you can admire the incomparable view from any table in the well appointed dining room. An elegant, serene and romantic atmosphere awaits diners who can choose dishes among the local specialties such as freshly caught lake fish, and local pasta dishes as well as seafood, locally sourced meats and vegetarian courses. Our desserts are all made in house. Upon reservation we can also offer tasty gluten-free dishes for celiac disease sufferers. We organize theme-based evenings as well as banquets and events with personalized menus. The restaurant can seat up to 130 diners, while 100 is our limit for wedding parties. We offer a business lunch menu from Tuesday to Friday at a special price of €15,00 and a tourist menu on Saturdays at €18,00, while still offering a full choice of dishes a la carte for discerning palates. We are looking forward to welcoming you and making your moments of relax even more special together with great cuisine and a splendid ambience.
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