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“excellent food, inattentive service”
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 14 August 2016

The food here really is very good. The service left a little to be desired. We were shifted into the inside of the place, when it would have been easy to direct us to the garden overlooking the lake. It took 25 minutes from requesting Il conto to actually being able to pay. But, all that said the food was good and I would eat there again - just being careful to insist on the lakeside garden!

Thank Lewis A
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The island is beautiful and this is a great place to eat. We've been lucky enough to eat here 3 times in recent years. It does get busy so if you want to sit in the shade either get there early or reserve a table. The staff are friendly and efficient and happy to translate any of the menu that you can't understand. We had the fish antipasti to start to share, which included fish croquetas, I don't know what the rest of it was, but it tasted lovely. One had mixed fried fish, another eel and perch in a tomato sauce, I had carp with the same hers and flavourings as Porchetta, shared fries and salad. Drank a Trasimeno red which was very gentle and smooth. Desserts of tiramisu, which was as light as a cloud I am told, and chocolate salami. High quality food, superb that you can see the lake that the fish came from, great service and good value.

Thank debbiedevil
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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.

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