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Ristorante Sociale

#26 of 419 Restaurants in Como
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Via Rodari 6, 22100, Como, Italy
031 264042
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Description: Based on NY Times review and Frommers no website listed.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional Italian restaurant

We ate there a dinner. Typical local menu. As a starter we ordered Italian ham witch was disoppointment. It was just ham no melon with it. The main courses were fine, good pasta and fish. Many locals were eating there. This is a small restaurant, better to reserve the table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
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Lappeenranta, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cozy establishment behind the Palace Hotel. Frequented by locals. Excellent service. Wonderful menu. Wonderful fresh produce. Definitely a must for a tourist wanting a warm authentic experience. Highly recommended.

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A business dinner for 14. We have eaten here before and once again the food and service were good for such a large party. Food came out reasonably together and the waiters were first class. The decor upstairs is worth a look. The fireplace must be 15 - 18 ft high with cherubs etc and a hand painted wprk of... More 

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Thank Man_o_Kent
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Was recommended this restaurant by the Palace Hotel while staying one night in Como and we were not disappointed. Though it's not a big place, we were able to get a table by the window (the restaurant was pretty full) and the staff was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the tiramisu that we shared at the end... More 

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We ate there a dinner. Typical local menu. As a starter we ordered Italian ham witch was disoppointment. It was just ham no melon with it. The main courses were fine, good pasta and fish. Many locals were eating there. This is a small restaurant, better to reserve the table.

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Thank metteling
Vancouver, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My husband and I went there quite late, close to closing on a Sunday. We weren't that hungry but were craving vegetables after a week of gorging on pasta. Ordered a simple meal of minestrone, cooked vegetables and mixed salad. We're not vegetarians but were craving vegetables. First, our complements to the staff: we chose an odd selection of dishes... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We stayed in Como two nights and ate at Ristorante Sociale both of them. After our first visit, we knew we had to return. I for the veal Osso Buco which was exceedingly delicious and the Marscia cake dessert, which I obtained the recipe for because it was so good. The pasta, especially penne alla chef, was wonderful. Service was... More 

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Thank PhillyBoy21
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We had a selection of cold and warm starters and assorted salumi, all excellent, then tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms, and ossobucco with polenta. All excellent, accompanied by a 2010 local red chosen for us by the very competent waiter. feel free to get up and inspect the wine selection yourself. I fond some bottles inspirational just from their label, and... More 

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Limassol, Limassol, Cyprus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good and also the local wine and dessert. Service was average, location was very good and near the lake.

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Thank Annita G
Seattle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Friendly family restaurant recommended by our hotel. Three different entrees from pasta to veal chop and osso bucco were excellent. This was topped off with 3 different house made desserts. Such a wonderful dinner we are talking about going again even though we are only here 4 nights.

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Thank Beth1219
Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Our hotel staff recommended this restaurant for our first night in Como. It was a great find. My husband had the fresh lake trout and I the pasta with olive oil and spices. Our salad, wine and bread completed the meal. We were surprised at the reasonable cost. Service was excellent. This is a small restaurant so reservations are recommended... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Rodari 6, 22100, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como
  • Phone Number: 031 264042

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic

Description

Based on NY Times review and Frommers no website listed.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?