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Viale Ungheria 1, Lavena Ponte Tresa, Italy
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Rude Staff and Burnt Pizza

The staff seemed really rude at this restaurant ( should say the woman) the one guy who was working seemed to be the most friendliest of them. However we still managed to get the wrong order and a burnt pizzza. It was very cheap in comparision to other places so not sure if its a case of what you... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2014
Paula C
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The staff seemed really rude at this restaurant ( should say the woman) the one guy who was working seemed to be the most friendliest of them. However we still managed to get the wrong order and a burnt pizzza. It was very cheap in comparision to other places so not sure if its a case of what you get... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We went to eat here as it looked really nice being on the lake, sadly that was the only nice thing. Anti Pasti, well I could have done a better job, Spaghetti Carbonara, stodgy, and Green stuff they called salad, not even with dressing. The Pizza wasn't too bad, but then I suppose you can't do too much wrong to... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Whilst staying in Lavena Ponte Tresa we tried this hotel based restaurantfor lunch. The main area is in the basement of the hotel and then there was also an area overlooking the lake but this was too cold to sit in during the winter. The main customers here were of a very mature age eating the menu of the day.... More 

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ZH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

We visites this restaurant on the basis of the previous reviews, but wish we had not. Both the veal steak, the sea food salad and the pizzas were rather tasteless. Most probably the food had been frozen and was rubbery (the veal as well as the sea food, on the pizza and in the salad). Even my daughter's Pizza Marghuerita... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

We were in the area and were looking for somewhere nice to have lunch. The restaurant is located just across the border from Switzerland and our first impression was not to enter. We usually avoid restaurants with pictures of the food on display to entice us. The interior design of the restaurant was dated to say the least and at... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

In order to find this place, you mus either know it or use a GPS. I have a friend who knows it, so she took us right there, and we were happy. Even if from the outside the place looks quite terrible, inside it is definitely better, much better. I had pasta and a mixed fried (sea) food, and I... More 

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Address: Viale Ungheria 1, Lavena Ponte Tresa, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Varese  >  Lavena Ponte Tresa
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: Viale Ungheria 1, Lavena Ponte Tresa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Varese  >  Lavena Ponte Tresa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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