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Il Carrettiere

#47 of 421 Restaurants in Como
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via Coloniola, 18, Como, Italy
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7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 63
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  • 18
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A fine place which closes late

This restaurant is located in the Eastern part of the lakefront, though it's not properly on the lakefront itself, but in a street which is immediately back. We're used to go to this place for dinner and without a reservation and we've always got a table, but I suggest to reserve a table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
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como
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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We spent the last two days of our honeymoon in Como. In search for a place to have lunch, Il Carettiere showed in TA results. From the outside the restaurant is just a door and a window on a quiet little street. But in the inside on a Sunday afternoon, the room was full of people, chatter, laughter, warmth... For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

we were recommended by locals and food was outstanding. Great sea food plates and pizza for the kids

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I visited this restaurant early on a Tuesday night before the restaurant filled up. I was the third person seated in the restaurant (a pair had been seated before me). I ordered a small bottle of red wine, a pot of mussels, and a pizza topped with peppered bacon, spicy salami, and wurst. The mussels came out and it was... More 

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Caro Nathaniel per risponderle come desidero devo per forza scriverle in italiano. Sono un poco "tardo", non riesco ad argomentare... More 

como
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350 reviews 350 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
721 helpful votes 721 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant is located in the Eastern part of the lakefront, though it's not properly on the lakefront itself, but in a street which is immediately back. We're used to go to this place for dinner and without a reservation and we've always got a table, but I suggest to reserve a table, especially for parties of 4 or more.... More 

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Thanks! Mariano More 

Madrid, España
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Thank you. Mariano More 

Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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313 reviews 313 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Thank you! Mariano More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 reviews
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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via Coloniola, 18, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am

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