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Il Carrettiere

via Coloniola, 18, Como, Italy
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Ranked #41 of 403 Restaurants in Como
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Madrid, España
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The place was full of people living in Como, and it was noisy, but the kind of good noisy giving you a taste of what the athmosphere of the real life in Como is. The portions are huge, and the pasta and pizzas are delicious. A must in Como for sure.

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Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Large, spacious restaurant with lots of Italian families, which is always a good sign. Good food, quick service, even a 'craft beer' on sale. This is where Italians go. Straightforward and simple at a very acceptable price. Pizza's with a thick soft crust. We didn't try the fish, but the place is known for it and it sure looked good.

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Dublin, Ireland
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258 reviews 258 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

When in Como, I was looking for a restaurant on the lake bank and "fortunately" all of them had no seat available so I opted for the Carrettiere. Wow! I had one of the best meal ever. Fresh fish, great service and decent prices! Warmly recommended.

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Como, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very nice place, I have been there at least three times. The good is very good, especialy the spaghetti !!! And you can take one main dish and you are full !!!! Very good price as well!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The hosts/waiters are sooo lovely, the food authentic, tasty and the portions incredibly LARGE, the atmosphere is perfect and it's a good thing the restaurant is tucked away from the promenade or it might get overcrowded, though it was full even when we went during the week. We all had different dishes, ranging from mussels to seafood pasta to pizza,... More

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Dear guest, thank you very much for yuor beautiful comments on tripadvisor. Mariano More

Atlanta, GA. USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Spending over a week around Lake Como, I found this place to have THE BEST pasta with lobster anywhere!!! I just can't seem to get that fantastic taste out of my memory. This will be my 1st stop the next time I visit Lake Como!!!!!

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Thank you. We wait you again for our "spaghetti all'astice". Mariano More

Como, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We go often to this restaurant when we want a relaxing dinner, no fuss and good food. No complecated dishes in an old fashion sharming interior. Children get served in a second, so no stress for mums! Try it out, we love it!

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Basel, Switzerland
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Found the hotel based on tripadvisor reviews. It is important to make reservations in advance. We showed up there at 19.30 without reservation; they could luckily find a seat for us provided that we finish by 21.30. It was getting quite crowded when were leaving. They have very nice options for sea food combined with the Italian cuisine. I had... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Great night out with fantastic food, staff, wine & atmosphere! Don't know what it's like on other nights but just had a Saturday night there. It was packed & the front desk lady was brilliant in finding us a table. We went & had a drink & came back in half hour. Table was ready. Waiters all know their business... More

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Dear guest thank you very much for your comments on tripadvisor. Mariano More

Great Falls, Montana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The manager of the hotel we were staying at, In Riva al Lago, recommended we go here. Glad we did! Authentic Italian restaurant was just a few minutes walk from the hotel. Great, fun waiters who knew enough English to understand that we enjoyed the meal! (English menu available.) My husband loved the lobster spaghetti and my salmon thin crust... More

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