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“Try it once, for the boat ride and the view”
Review of Da Sauro

Da Sauro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 30 - USD 42
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This popular island locale in Lake Trasimena is a very touristic restaurant. There are only one or two other restaurants on the island so reservations may be necessary at times but not in early May.

There is a large outdoor terrace section across the street from the main restaurant which is where most patrons were eating. We enjoyed watching the pheasants strut around the property. The views of the lake are minimal from the dining area, but there is a garden walk where the lake can be viewed.

Service was good, efficient. Hubby and I shared an antipasto platter of meats and cheeses followed by a pasta dish each. I ordered the pasta with fungi (mushrooms) which was slightly less tasteful than others I had enjoyed.

Note that at this restaurant, as most others we dined at, the bread basket is set by the table. If you eat the bread, there is a separate charge for it—usually 2 to 3 euros per person. If you don’t eat the bread, there is no charge.

We shared a bottle of local wine. While the food and service were decent, and the island is of some interest to historians, and the boat ride to the island was pretty, we would not likely make the journey just to dine here again.

Thank Pam C
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

We went to Isola Maggiore in October on a quite cloudy day. The restaurant was empty. We had one hour before until the ferry, we were hesitating a bit whether we should enter or not. The hunger won.

The lady reassured us that they are there only for us, one hour will be enough.

On the menu it is written that the freshness of the fish depends on the season (good to inform the clients!) and the answer to our question was that we arrived in the good season, now everything is fresh from the menu.

The fish was not just fresh, but very tasty as well. The portions, the seasoning, the tastes, everything was good.

And we reached the boat. Nice place!

Thank dontintoretto
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Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

After planning a trip to spend a few hours on Isola Maggiore we wanted to be sure of eating in a really nice restaurant so checked trip adviser etc.

This restaurant seemed really good so made our way there as soon as arriving on the island to book a table with a great view for later that day, which we did with a very nice lady.

However on arriving later to eat we found no one knew of our booking and there were no tables left with a decent view. We stayed, there was not time to look for an alternative. The food was ok, nothing special and I certainly would not go back.

Following the meal and having asked for the bill three times I eventually have to corner the waiter to make him take our money so I could catch the ferry. Pretty poor service and certainly not what I was expecting.

1  Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We were lucky enough to eat here a couple of years ago, so made sure we came back. Staff are very friendly, food is fantastic, most of it fish based, from the lake that you can see from where you are eating.

We shared different fish starters, all lovely. 2 of us had mixed fish from the lake, so tasty, and the third a fish dish with sage. All really tasty, all great value.

It's easy to see why this lovely place is always full, with a mixture of locals and tourists.

Thank debbiedevil
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I think this is the worst Italian food I ever tasted, prices wasn't too much high but the quality of the food was bad ... Not recommended if you find something else

Thank Tomer B
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