Eating in Italy

Eating in Italy is one of the many joys in life!

Italians enjoy breakfast at their local bar and often order a cappuccino and brioche (croissant). The pastries are often freshly made at the local bakery and delivered early in the morning. Italians drink cappuccino only in the morning at breakfast time. Locals also order freshly squeezed orange juice, spremuta, often made from the freshest Sicilian oranges.

It is common to have an aperitivo, a before lunch or dinner drink. The aperitivo can be either alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Alcoholic aperitivi can be a Campari and soda or a Prosecco (light sparkling white wine); and for a non-alcoholic drink one could order a fruit juice ‘succo di frutta’, Crodino or San Bitter (similar to ginger ale). The aperitivo is usually accompanied with olives, chips, cheese samplers, nuts and other savoury snacks.

Lunch time is generally around 12:30/1:00 p.m. Many Italians have dinner at 7:30/8:00 p.m.

The most traditional meal consists of an antipasto, first course, second course or entreè followed by a dessert. The first course is usually pasta, soup, rice or gnocchi (potato dumplings). The second course is usually meat or fish accompanied with a salad, potatoes or vegetables. It is typical to enjoy both wine and mineral water with the meal. Often older children will be allowed to have a little wine in their water. Coffee, a simple shot of espresso, finishes the meal. Coffee drinks with lots of milk, cappuccino, caffè latte and the like, are for breakfast only and should never be ordered after a meal.

Buon Appetito and Buon Viaggio!

Here is our favourite restaurants for you to enjoy

Location-“BELLAGIO”

The average price per person should be used as an indication of the meal cost and not as an exact total as this greatly depends on clients’ dish selections

Ristorante Alle Darsene di Loppia

Via al Porto, 22021 Bellagio

Tel. 031 952069

Mobile: 3397040944

info@ristorantedarsenediloppia.com

www.ristorantedarsenediloppia.com

This wonderful osteria style restaurant is located in the heart of the beautiful traditional hamlet of Bellagio just outside the gates of the Villa Melzi Gardens. Offering both in and outdoor seating, the outdoor seating overlooks the small harbour and the characteristic sailboats, the menu has a very special touch to it thanks to the masterful hands and magic of the young head chef Matteo Gramatica. Whether you are seeking a traditional plate of Pasta or something a little different with a special flair to it, this restaurant should be on everyone’s list. The Wine List here is varied and offers a good selection of fine regional and national wines. English is spoken here and a warm welcome as well as wonderful meal awaits you whether you are seeking a light lunch or looking for the perfect place for that special occasion.

Reservation: recommended

Groups: Yes (seating: maximum 80)

Average price per person: Euro 35.00 / 40,00 (w/o beverage)

Credit Cards: All accepted except American Express

Closed: On Mondays

Outside seating: available

Car parking: available just next to the restaurant (and also boat docking), at the entrance of the Villa Melzi gardens

Speciality: All Lombard regional dishes; homemade pasta; lake fish


Trattoria San Giacomo

Salita Serbelloni, 22021 Bellagio

Tel: 031. 950-329

Contact: Aurelio

trattoria@bellagio.co.nz

www.bellagio.co.nz/trattoria

Situated at the top of the Serbelloni steps, this excellent trattoria offers daily specials, homemade pasta and sauces that will not only please your taste buds but your pocket as well. They offer quite a competent local and regional wine collection at extremely good prices. There are a few tables outside and what remains inside is a simple, cosy trattoria setting. Reservations are not accepted; it is a first come, first served basis, but it is definitively worth waiting for. While you wait, enjoy a pleasant glass of wine. Good English is spoken here. Cosy atmosphere.

Reservation: not accepted

Groups: No

Average price per person: Euro 30.00 (w/o beverage)

Credit Cards: Visa and Master Card only

Closed: On Tuesdays in low season; fluctuating vacation period during low tourist season – they usually close for the entire months of December and January

Outside Seating: Limited area available

Parking: not available

Speciality: “Pizzoccheri” pasta with cheese, potatoes and vegetables; “Ossobuco”; home made cakes.


Ristorante Saliceblu

Via Per Lecco, 22021 Bellagio Como

Tel: 031. 950535 Fax: 031.950393

info@ristorante.saliceblu-bellagio.it

www.ristorante-saliceblu-bellagio.it

This wonderful restaurant is located in the hamlet of Visgnola just 1,5 kms from the historical centre – the warm welcome that you receive on arrival at Salice Blu sets the stage for the amazing meal that you will enjoy here. The menu is varied, the dishes have the most beautiful presentation that you will ever enjoy (Luigi the chef has won many prestigious awards), the wine list is complete enough to suit even the most discerning client and you will feel very much that, like your fellow guests the majority of which are from the area, that you have found one of those off the beaten track restaurants that you will return again and again too…

Reservation: required

Groups: yes

Medium Price without Wines: Euro 40,00 – (w/o beverage)

Credit Cards Acceptance: yes, all

Closing Day: Always on Tuesday and From November to Easter on Monday

Outside Seating: yes

Air Conditioning: yes

Car Parking: yes

Specialities of the Restaurant: Home-made ravioli of Polenta and Potatoes, Lake and Meditterrean sea fish.

The Restaurant is also authorized to cook gluten free food.


Ristorante Sporting Club

Via D. Vitali 6, 22021 Bellagio

Tel: 031. 952-123

bellagiosportingclub@virgilio.it

www.bellagio.info

This is a new restaurant addition for Bellagio found in the sunny, green surroundings of the Bellagio Sporting Club. Guests are offered light lunches at midday with exquisite salads and fresh dishes in the garden. The dinner menu offers typical Lombard and Classical Italian recipes with local specialities. For those who particularly enjoy the Cuisine you may wish to purchase their Recipe Book. Elegant atmosphere in the evening but no strict dress code required, at lunchtime casual dress.

Reservation required: yes

Groups: yes

Medium Price without Wines: Euro 35,00

Credit Cards Acceptance: Visa and Carta Sì only

Closing Day: Fluctuating vacation period during low tourist season : From September they close on Mondays and usually for the whole month of January.

Outside Seating: yes

Air Conditioning: yes

Car Parking: yes

Specialities of the Restaurant: “Ossobuco” with rice; Grilled fresh fish and meat in summer


Steak-House Pizzeria Babayaga

Via E.Vitali, 8 22021 Bellagio

Tel. 031 951 915

babayaga.bellagio@libero.it

www.bellagio.co.nz/babayaga

The Steak House Pizzeria Babayaga is a fond favourite of IC Bellagio. The friendly staff offer not only some of the lightest most delicious pizza’s that you will ever taste but also a varied menu offering well priced, good sized portioned first and second courses too which include a range of the best quality steaks. Cosy atmosphere.

Reservation: suggested

Groups: Yes, maximum 30 outside and 40 inside

Average price per person: Euro 20.00 (w/o beverage)

Credit Cards: All accepted

Closed: for holidays from 13th January to 1st March 2009, always on Wednesdays

Outside seating: available

Car parking: not available

Speciality: Pizzas and meats


Ristorante Bilacus

Salita Serbelloni, 22021 Bellagio

Tel: 031. 950-480

Located at the top of the Serbelloni steps opposite the Trattoria San Giacomo, this restaurant has both in and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is on a large terrace covered with a beautiful Wisteria filled Pergolato overlooking the Salita Serbelloni. Lake fish dishes are very popular here – another favourite of ours is the mixed antipasti which are also served. The business is family run and English is spoken. Cosy atmosphere.

Reservation: suggested

Groups: Yes (small)

Average price per person: Euro 35.00 (w/o beverage)

Credit Cards: All accepted

Closed: On Mondays and during the winter

Outside seating: available

Parking: not available

Speciality: Fresh lake fish


Ristorante La Busciona

Via Valassina, 163

22021 Bellagio (Lombardia)

031 964 831– Fax 031 9649714

info@labusciona.it

www.labusciona.it

Very nice restaurant with amazing view of all Lake Como and Bellagio; from your table ( inside or outside the restaurant) you will have a breathing overview of Lake Como, with typical product. Very good antipasti and Risotto.

Reservation: suggested

Groups: Yes

Average price per person: Euro 25,00 (w/o beverage)

Credit Cards: All accepted

Closed: On Tuesday

Outside seating: available in terrace max 40 people

Parking: yes, free parking

Speciality: Antipasti, Risotto, Bugie della Busciona, Lake Fisher.


Ristorante Silvio

Via Carcano, 12 22021 Bellagio

Tel: 031. 950322 – Fax 031 950912

info@bellagiosilvio.com

www.bellagiosilvio.com

The Restaurant Silvio is the place to be for fish lovers. The restaurant is strategically located on the Como-Bellagio road, just a few minutes outside of the historical center of Bellagio. A pleasant walk through the grounds of the Villa Melzi and hamlet of Loppia will lead you to this small haven where Silvio Ponzini and his son Cristian guarantee the freshest fish of the day. The pasta dishes here are also something quite special. Cosy atmosphere.

Reservation: required

Groups: yes

Medium Price without Wines: Euro 30,00

Credit Cards Acceptance: yes, all

Closing Day: closed from 7th January to the end of January, from April to October always open

Outside Seating: available

Air Conditioning: yes

Does Restaurant have parking: yes

Specialities of the Restaurant: Ravioli filled with lake fish butter, Pasta “Tagliolini” with lavarello fish, “Coregone” fillet with vegetables and Ice cream cake with Grappa


Ristorante La Punta

La Punta Spartivento 19, 22021 Bellagio

Tel. e Fax: 031. 951-888

www.bellagio.co.nz/punta/ristorante.html

This restaurant offers the most fantastic views across the three branches of the lake. It is a great place for outdoor eating or simply enjoying a drink and soaking up the incredible natural beauty around you. Just sitting here on the terrace overlooking the small harbour with the Alps in the distance is so hard to beat. The speciality here is a dish made with fillets of perch, fresh from the lake, on a bed of rice. Other excellent pasta dishes are also served here. It is a great lunch place with a garden area in front of the restaurant. English is spoken. Casual atmosphere.

Reservation: preferred

Groups: Yes (maximum of 30 persons)

Average price per person: Euro 30.00 (without beverage)

Credit Cards: All accepted

Closed: November through February

Outside seating: available

Car Parking: available

Speciality: Fresh lake fish; pasta dishes


Ristorante Terrazza Serbelloni

Via Roma, 1 22021 Bellagio

Tel: 031. 950 216 Fax: 031. 951-529

inforequest@villaserbelloni.it

www.villaserbelloni.it

‘La Terrazza’ Restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni offering not only endless picture postcard lake views but refined dining, an extensive wine list and exquisite service. The menu is a pleasant mix of National and Regional Dishes. Live music in the evening. Elegant atmosphere jacket required for dinner.

Reservation: required

Groups: yes but small

Average price per person: Euro 75,00 (w/o beverage)

Credit Cards: All accepted

Closed: Always open from April to October, close during winter

Outside seating: terrace available

Car Parking: available

Air conditioning: yes

Speciality: Italian and Lombard speciality revised by the chef



Location- “COMO AND CERNOBBIO”

Ristorante Imbarcadero

Piazza Cavour 20

22100 Como

Tel. 031 270166 – Fax 031 2450262

info@ristoranteimbarcadero.it

www.ristoranteimbarcadero.it

Situated in the main square of Como near to the lake, this restaurant has both in and outdoor seating. Outdoor seating is limited, we do recommended that you book. Local and regional specialities available as well as International Cuisine are offered…A good place to stop for lunch following a busy shopping morning in Como…

Reservation required: yes

Groups: yes

Medium Price without Wines: Euro 35,00/40,00

Credit Cards Acceptance: yes, all

Closing Day: only from the 1st – 7th January each year.

Eat Inside and Outside: yes

Air Conditioning: yes

Does Restaurant have parking: no

Specialities of the Restaurant: Dishes from the Lario region with seasonal ingredients.

Very famous: ”Fagottini di Lavarello con salsa di Misoltino”, first course of a particular kind of ravioli pasta filled with a typical fish of the lakes and accompanied by a sauce of another kind of fathead minnow. “Rustin Negà”: fillet with a sauce of Marsala wine and white wine accompanied by a slice of bacon.

Dress Code: not strict, elegant atmosphere.


Ristorante Sant’Anna

Via F. Turati 3

22100 Como

Tel. 031 505266

info@santanna1907.com

www.santanna1907.com

This restaurant is located just outside the center of Como, once it was the canteen of the Hospital and it has changed very much over the years. One of the top restaurants in Como both for quality and service. No Outdoor Eating is possible here, however this disadvantage is made  up by the food and service: a great place for wine buffs. Romantic and elegant atmosphere.

Reservation required: no

Groups: yes up to 140 persons

Medium Price without Wines: Euro 55,00

Credit Cards Acceptance: yes, all

Closing Day: On Saturday just for lunch and on Sunday all day

Eat Inside and Outside: yes

Air Conditioning: yes

Does Restaurant have parking: yes

Specialities of the Restaurant: Typical Italian Cuisine

Dress Code: not strict, elegant atmosphere.

Ristorante L’Angolo del Silenzio

Viale Lecco 25

22100 Como

Tel. 031 3372157 Fax 031 302495

This restaurant is located in the historical centre of Como. The menu is not huge, but the quality of the dishes and wines offered makes up for this. There are two rooms available here, we recommend that you request the larger room which is a great place for people watching. Cosy Atmosphere.

Reservation required: only during weekends

Groups: yes

Medium Price without Wines: Euro 40,00

Credit Cards Acceptance: yes, all

Closing Day: On Monday all day, Tuesday for lunch, 1 week in August and 2 weeks in January for holidays

Eat Inside and Outside: yes

Air Conditioning: yes

Does Restaurant have parking: with charge nearby

Specialities of the Restaurant: Wild Savage and Fish. Homemade pasta and desserts.

Dress Code: no, cosy atmosphere.


Trattoria del Navedano

Via Velzi 4

Camnago Volta, Como

Tel. 031 308080 Fax 031 3319016

www.ristorantenavedano.it

ristorantenavedano@ristorantenavedano.it

This is our favourite restaurant in Como, excellent food, gracious service, wonderful ambience filled with fresh flowers and family antiques. This charming environment is the result of Lella and Giuliano Casartelli’s creative taste, not only given by the wonderful flowers, but also by the exquisite furniture and most of all, by the high quality cuisine, which is much appreciated by true connoisseurs. A choice of rooms enables the costumer to decide which ambience he prefers for a romantic candle-light dinner or a business meal.

Reservation required: yes

Groups: yes

Medium Price without Wines: Euro 90,00

Credit Cards Acceptance: yes, all

Closing Day: Tuesday; Wednesday lunch time; January for holidays

Eat Inside and Outside: yes

Air Conditioning: yes

Does Restaurant have parking: yes

Specialities of the Restaurant: Seasonal products of the area, such as truffles, other typical mushrooms and fish.

Dress Code: not strict, elegant and trendy atmosphere.


Ristorante Er Più

Via Pastrengo 1

22100 Como

Tel. / Fax 031 272154 – 031 271705

ristorante@erpiucomo.com

www.erpiucomo.com

This great find is off the beaten track just outside the historical centre of the city and well hidden so rest assured you will not find the ‘tourist menu’ here. The restaurant is small and simply furnished with a strong family run trattoria feel to it. Whether your tastes are meat or fish you will find an excellent variety here of dishes offered as you will enjoy a full wine list. Wehighly recommend that you reserve your table in advance as this is very popular with the locals,especially at weekends.

Reservation required: yes

Groups: yes, max 70 persons

Medium Price without Wines: Euro 45,00

Credit Cards Acceptance: yes, all

Closing Day: On Tuesdays and From 1st January to 10th January & From 5th August to 26th August

Eat Inside and Outside: It is not possible to eat outside

Air Conditioning: yes

Does Restaurant have parking: yes

Specialities of the Restaurant: Fresh fish and sea food

Dress Code: not strict, but Elegant atmosphere


Ristorante Gatto Nero

Via Monte Santo 69

Cernobbio (CO)

Tel. 031 512042 – Fax 031 512860

This pleasant restaurant is located on the hillside of Cernobbio, overlooking the first basin ofthe lake and Cernobbio itself. A very pleasant small restaurant which offers an excellent variedmenu and wine list, some local and regional specialities offered as well as typical Italian Dishes. Romantic Atmosphere.

Reservation required: yes

Groups: yes, maximum 20 persons

Medium Price without Wines: Euro 40/50

Credit Cards Acceptance: yes, all

Closing Day: On Monday all day long and Tuesday for lunch time.

Eat Inside and Outside: yes

Air Conditioning: no

Does Restaurant have parking: yes

Specialities of the Restaurant: “Tagliolini” Pasta with Truffles – “Risotto ” with rosemary.

Dress Code: no


Ristorante La Terrazza

Via Noseda 2

Cernobbio (CO)

Tel. 031 510062 Fax 031 510249

www.hotelasnigo.it

info@hotelasnigo.it

Not only you do have the most amazing views, but excellent service and food and wines to match. This restaurant located in the Hotel Asnigo, one of Lake Como’s jewels, is definitely worth a visit during your stay in Cernobbio. Business Atmosphere.

Reservation required: yes

Groups: yes

Medium Price without Wines: Euro 45,00

Credit Cards Acceptance: yes, all

Closing Day: On Monday and January for holidays

Eat Inside and Outside: yes

Air Conditioning: yes

Does Restaurant have parking: yes

Specialities of the Restaurant: Typical Italian Dishes

Dress Code: not strict, but formal


Albergo Ristorante Pizzeria Giardino

Via Regina 73

Cernobbio 22012 (CO)

Tel. 031511154 – Fax. 031341870

info@giardinocernobbio.com

We recommend this restaurant if you are seeking a great meal in the company of the locals. Here at Il Giardino can you enjoy a selection of simple and fine dishes prepared using the freshest ingredients.The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating (120 persons on the inside and 140 outside). The Outdoor seating, our favorite area, is located on three terraces – each one overlooks a well-maintained garden with palms and a variety of plants and flowers. TheRestaurant Il Giardino is located in the very heart of the historical centre of Cernobbio, just a stone’s throw from the ever elegant Villa d’Este and Villa Erba, not too far from the lake promenade. This is the perfect place for a typical Pizza too….

Reservation Required: it’s better to book a table in advance

Groups: Yes

Medium Price without Wines: Euro 25,00/30,00

Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

Closing Day: usually on Wednesday

Outside Eating: yes, about 130 seats available in the garden

Air conditioning: no, in summer they prepare only in the garden (if it does not rain)

Parking: No

Speciality of the Restaurant: international cooking and very good pizza


Location “OUT AND ABOUT LAKE COMO”

VARENNA

Vecchia Varenna

Contrada Scoscesa, 10

Tel/Fax 0341 830793

www.vecchiavarenna.it

This small, romantic restaurant is located under the “Portico” on the lakeside promenade in the historical area of Varenna and offers a pleasant terrace on the lake for those who prefer to eat ‘al fresco’. Typical Italian dishes are served here with particular attention to the lake fish dishes, efficient service and selection of wine too. Cosy atmosphere.

Reservation: suggested

Groups: They can accept a maximum of 30 persons but only during low season

Medium price: Euro 40,00 without beverage

Credit Cards: Visa and Mastercard only

Closed: Mondays and the entire month of January

Outside Seating: It’s possible to eat outside on the terrace on the lake (max. 35 persons) from April to the beginning of October

Air Conditioning: no

Car parking: not available

Speciality: selection of Lake Fish appetizer, “Risotto Mantecato with Pesce Persico” (fish based risotto), Lake Fish specialities with baked aubergines.



Ristorante Quatro Pass

Via XX Settembre, 20

Tel/Fax 0341815091

www.quatropass.it

quatropass@gmail.com

An antique cellar transformed into a place where you can enjoy tranquillity and taste localspecialities, recreated with the capability of years of experience in the field and with the love for good food. The tavern “Quatro Pass”, calm and comfortable atmosphere, ideal for those couples who want to spend romantic moments together or in company of family and friends most dear. The menu varies according to the season to offer clients delicacies nature has in the different periods of the year. Fresh ingredients transformed by the hands of Giuseppe into succulent dishes that delight the palate of lovers of good food, all accompanied by the best Italian wines. Home produced cold meats, fresh pasta, fish from our lake and excellent meat are always on the menu. An aperitif offered by the house and a worm welcome by the family host Liliane will be the beginning of wonderful evening among the pleasures of good food and joy.

Reservation: Required

Groups: They can accept a maximum of 40 persons

Medium price: Euro 35 without beverage

Credit Cards: all except except American Express

Closed: Wednesday low season- High Season closed only for lunch on Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday

Outside Seating: yes (max 4 table available)

Air Conditioning: no

Car parking: not available

Speciality:different kinf of home made pasta, typical cuisine of the Lake area


Ristorante Isola Nuova

Via del Prato, 6 – Varenna

Tel/Fax 0341 830125

info@nuovaisola1169.it

www.nuovaisola1169.it

Characteristic restaurant with typical local dishes and a wide range of Italian wines. The menu here is very much following local traditions and offering some favourites of the area in line with the seasons along. We want to make particular reference to the Fresh Fish dishes which are always exceptional. Cosy atmosphere.

Reservation: requested

Groups: They can accept a maximum of 50 persons

Medium price: Euro 30/35 per person without beverage

Credit Cards: Visa & Mastercard

Closed: on Tuesday – in July & August no closing day

Outside Seating: It’s possible to eat outside. (max 10 tables)

Air Conditioning: yes

Car parking: not available

Speciality: Lake Fish food, Home made Pasta, Dessert (Trilogy of dessert: Cream pudding, Almond Parfait, Pear tart with chocolate)

COMACINA ISLAND

Locanda dell’Isola

Isola Comacina – 22010 Ossuccio

Tel. 0344 55083 – 56755 Fax 0344 57022

Situated on the one and only island of Lake Como, this famous restaurant offers in and outdoor seating. Here you can enjoy one set menu which has been the same for the last 40 years, for both lunch and dinner with white wine, mineral water and coffee included in the price. No choice…A favourite with many actors, foreign visitors, reachable only by boat…Menu includes local specialities such as Bresaola (an air dried beef which has been cured with aromatic herbs), salmon trout from the lake, Praga ham, parmesan cheese directly from the cheese mould and roasted chicken pieces. Cosy atmosphere.

Reservation: Required

Groups: Yes (max. 180 pax.)

Medium price: Euro 62,00

Credit Cards: NOT accepted

Closed: On Tuesday, From November to the beginning of March for holidays

Outside seating: It’s possible to eat outside

Parking: not available

Air Conditioning: no

Speciality: “Contrabbandiera” Style Trout.

TREMEZZO

Ristorante La Darsena

Via Regina, 3 22019 Tremezzo (CO)

Tel. 0344 43166 Fax 0344 40029

info@hotelladarsena.it

www.hotelladarsena.it

Situated directly on the western side of the Como Lake, in the charming Tremezzina region, just a stone’s throw from Villa Carlotta. Indoors or out, this restaurant promises charm and a wonderful atmosphere with the most amazing views. The menu here is very much following local traditions and offering some favourites of the area in line with the seasons along with a few traditional Italian dishes that we all know and love. The wine list is extensive here and the service is excellent. It is possible to arrive directly to the restaurant by private boat. Pleasant atmosphere.

Reservation: suggested

Groups: Yes, max 100 person

Medium price: Euro 35,00 without beverage

Credit Cards: All accepted

Closed: Never in high season, in low season on Wednesday (March, April, October, November)

Outside Seating: It’s possible to eat outside (terrace on the lake)

Parking: available

Air conditioning: yes

Speciality: Lake Fish food

GRIANTE

Ristorante La Cucina Della Marianna

Via Regina 57, 22010 Griante (CO)

Tel. 0344 43111 Fax 0344 43095

lacucina@lamarianna.com

www.lamarianna.com

Possibility of 8 different menu during the weekend (dinner on Fridays, lunch /dinner on Saturdays,Sundays and Holidays) A very different dining experience is offered at La Cucina Della Marianna: they offer very innovative cooking. Usually we can call it “Fusion”. Translation – it means that they use all fresh and local ingredients which are then cooked with fantasy, combining many different flavours to create some unique fishes. They offer a very good selection of wines and often they invite some of the most famous wine producers of Italy to their restaurant: who are happy to explain how to taste the wine and appreciate its flavour, colour and perfume. Of course Antonio and Ty will prepare a perfect menu to combine with the wine of the evening. The restaurant opened in May 2001 and from that date they never had the same menu. The staff are friendly and English speaking and for those with families, they offer a special child’s menu at Euro 12,00 each for children up to 12 years of age. Cosy atmosphere.

Reservation: required

Groups: Yes but very small (restaurant has only 30 seats)

Medium price: Euro 45,00 without beverage

Credit Cards: All accepted except American Express and Diners

Closed: Always for Lunch excluding Saturday and Sunday; On Mondays; in January and in February for holidays

Outside Seating: It’s possible to eat outside (terrace on the lake)

Air Conditioning: yes

Parking: public parking nearby

Speciality All dishes, for example: Wild Boar Fillet with Chocolate, Rice with Pears and Sausage Ragu, Parfait with Chestnuts and Grapes.


Locanda La Tirlindana

Piazza Matteotti, 5

22010 Sala Comacina (CO)

Tel. 0344 56637 – Fax. 0344 56344

The Locanda La Tirlindana is well located in Sala Comacina on the lakeside. With the choice of in or outdoor seating the Tirlindana is a perfect place for either a light lunch or a very special occasion. The Owner/Chef has a wonderful way of interpreting good food that speaks of sunshine, garden vegetables, piping hot pasta dishes, fresh breads and wonderful cakes directly from the pastry kitchen. The food here is excellent, the atmosphere is very special and can be casual or as elegant as you choose – the choice is yours. Arrival and Departure from the Restaurant can be via lake or via road. The restaurant can take a maximum of 60 persons either inside or outside. Cosy atmosphere.

Reservation: suggested

Groups: Yes up to 70 persons

Medium Price: Euro 40,00 per person without beverages

Credit Cards: All accepted

Closed: for dinner in March, never from April to October; open only Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November to February

Outside Seating: It is possible to eat outside max. 60 persons

Air Conditioning: no

Parking: available 100 mt from the Restaurant

Speciality: Ravioli at the lemon, Tulip of puff pastry with sea food, Black ” Lasagnette” with small tomatoes and small squid, Tart Tatin, homemade pasta and cakes


Ristorante Il Crotto di Lierna

Via Ducale, 44 Lierna (LC)

Tel. 0341/740134 fax. 0341/740134

This has been a family run traditional restaurant for many years, with a farm house style and very friendly, welcoming atmosphere…this restaurant is very much respected both by IC Bellagio and Michelin… Gianluigi Cattaneo and his family will take excellent care of you and you will not only enjoy very special service but really good quality, well prepared and beautifully presented dishes. A must is their daily special not to mention their desserts – all freshly prepared each morning. Cosy atmosphere.

Reservation: suggested

Groups: Yes up to 60 persons

Medium Price: Euro 45,00 per person without beverages

Credit Cards: All accepted

Closed: Monday for dinner and Tuesday, (but for June, July and August it is open every day) in November, December and January for Holidays

Outside Seating: It is possible to eat outside

Parking: Large parking area available

Speciality: home made pasta, grilled meat and fish, cakes (dessert with 3 kinds of chocolate mousse, raspberry parfait with white chocolate)