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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Lombard, Northern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

Super friendly staff even though we visited on a busy night without prior reservation. Excellent experience and very nicely situated by the lakeside. Locals also seem to eat there something I always take as a good sign :-)

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

Beautiful location, perfect personel, super fast and clean service, good price and delicious food 👍 thank you for all this things, we will visit again.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

I have only tried their pizza, which was quite good, although average if compared to what you can get elsewhere in Italy standard. The location is excellent, with nice views of the lake. The restaurant was well lit, seemed clean and nice inside. Child friendly,...with high chairs available. Easy parking. Would not have a problem going back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 19 April 2019

We went for lunch here on a sunny Saturday without a reservation. The restaurant was extremely busy but the waiter found us a table so that was appreciated. The restaurant is very big and so there were many tables to be served but certain aspects...were overlooked - for example our table cloth was full of stains (drops of wine or vinegar). This didn't give me a sense of cleanliness of the space at all. The waiter brought us the wrong water and we saw one trying to block the sun coming inside the room by sticking a table cloth inside the window - I mean!!?? There's other solutions. Once the starter came (the mixed seafood platter), I was very disappointed. They tried to do something out of the box by mixing flavours together (mango, avocado and other sauces..), how they did it, it made no sense, it tasted very weird. And the presentation was odd. My main was a pan fried white fish with rice. The fish was flavourless, they totally forgot to put any salt or pepper in the batter. The portion was not very generous. The dessert was also disappointing - again the flavours were so unbalanced and consistency terrible! My Amaretto semifreddo had a weird texture and extremely hard to cut. I do not recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a local fish restaurant - this is very basic and not attentive to quality.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We discovered this restaurant on our way to Luino. It's literally just 5 minutes drive from there. No problem with parking at all. It's a fairly large modern restaurant which is also used quite often for wedding receptions and other festivities. Therefore it is recommended...to find out when booking whether there is a large group dining there as well or not. We went on a Wednesday evening fairly early (booked it for 19.00 hrs.) and by 21.00 hrs. the place was full, even without a wedding or reception !!!!!!! Despite this, we (3 people) enjoyed a gorgeous 2 course meal with water and a bottle of wine for just over EU 100 if I remember rightly. Therefore not expensive considering the high quality of the food. Service was great. No complaints at all. And of course, you have the most wonderful view of Lago MaggioreMore

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Good food at reasonable prices right on the lake - what else can one want. We went there for a birthday dinner (pre booked) and they even organised a cake and gave us a free round of Prosecco.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Very welcoming !!! Food was excellent !! Smoked salmon best I have ever tasted !!! Service was more than excellent !!! Highly Recommend !

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The food is always excellent, so is the service. Had a family reunion there with 16 people. We all got our food together.

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We've been coming to this place now for over 25 years and always enjoy going there. Top quality of food and service. Have booked several family celebrations there and they were always beautifully organised . The service team is always very friendly and alert, even...when it gets quite full.More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant for years and I've never had a bad meal here. The fish is fresh, the service is friendly and there's an extensive food and wine menu. However, the best thing about this restaurant is the views as it...looks over lago maggiore. Top marks.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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