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Ristorante Sociale

Via Rodari 6, 22100 Como, Italy
031 264042
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Ranked #65 of 392 restaurants in Como
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Based on NY Times review and Frommers no website listed.
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253 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Atlanta, GA
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Restaurant Sociale is on a side street just a couple blocks from the Duomo and the old town center. I think it see more locals eat there than do the restaurants on the main streets nearby. The restaurant was pleasant inside with a nice atmosphere. The food was very good – I had the risotto and my wife had pasta.... More

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139 reviews 139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

this restaurant is situated close to the duomo and the pizza roma in come. it has a modest interior, no frills setting with genuine friendly staff. the name "sociale" has to do with the theatre sociale which used to be nextdoor. the kitchen is simple, honest and good. staff is helpful and friendly. good choice of wines. no outdoor seating... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Located in the historical center, Ristorante Sociale offered delicious fish and meat dishes along with traditional pasta. We ate in the courtyard which was surrounded by old stone walls--just charming. Service was excellent and the price was reasonable.

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le marche, italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We followed advice from TripAdvisor and found Ristorante Sociale a short walk from Piazza Cavour. The downstairs room was hopping beneath its brick-lined vaulted ceiling, so they opened the room upstairs for our group of four. massive ornate fireplace and frescoed ceiling impressed us from beginning! Most of us ate the osso buco and one had vitello tonnato which were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We ate here twice. The first time, my partner had lamb shin and vegetables, which was plentiful and well cooked. I had grilled sole which was delicious. The second time, we both had veal in white wine with roast potatoes and salad with an apple cake for sweet. All very tasty. It is a very popular restaurant and so it's... More

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Barcelona, Spain
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We were rather surprised by our experience in Ristorante Sociale. Went there pretty excited and ended up a bit disappointed: PROS -Very central location. -Quite a nice restaurant. CONS -Our "cotteleta a la milanesa" was soft and nice but...tasted like fish. Honestly. We did tell a couple of waiters, not expecting anything in exchange and not asking for them to... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Typical Italian food for a cheap price!! Friendly people. Its best to make a reservation. Also you can choose potato or extra vegetables.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

After going here for dinner on a recommendation, we had to come back another night to try something else on the menu! The food was amazing!! Best carbonara I've ever had and the roast pork was incredible! Definitely worth a stop if you're in town!! :-)

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Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Huff !!! We don't normally stop in Como city center on our routine getaway trip during our week ends. Whenever heading to Como lake, Normally we flip the coin and we take either the way to Bellagio or Menaggio to then enjoy the ride along the lake! But this time i listened to my wife for once ;) and stopped... More

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you like piemontese cuisine, this is the place! Fabulous pasta, risotto and meat, served with a great variety of wines, in a very familiar atmosphere, unpretentious, with a very nice owner/cook who is taking care of you as a GUEST...so rare today! Thus: YES, GO THERE!

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