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Il Carrettiere

#44 of 411 Restaurants in Como
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Pasta, Soups
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via Coloniola, 18, Como, Italy
0039031303478
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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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
homely feel.

Off the main tourist trap streets. Nice interior and staff were helpful for non Italian speakers. Had a pizza which was huge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We got recommendation, we saw also,Italian guests there, we ate pasta, risotto, super, almost all have had spaghetti with lobster, obviously have enjoyed it very much, good wine not to,expensive, nice deserts, friendly service speaking enough English to communicate but if you know some Italian, it is well appreciated.Excellent value for money!,

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Sweimeh
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I was soooooo full at the end of this dinner because i just couldn't pass any dish, plus tiramisu ;) The food was very very good, but i have to warn you, their dishes are soooo big, that every dish you order you can share it between 2 or 3 persons, especially if you have kids, don't order a pizza... More 

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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were recommended this place by our hotel staff (an Italian man from Milan). He said the seafood was amazing. Based on this advice, my partner and I popped by to try for a table without reservations. We felt lucky to get seated given the restaurant was packed (mostly locals...well at least they were Italian-speaking). It is located on a... More 

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We are a strange restaurant. Anyway for yuo. We are full of local costumers " Well at least they were italian speacking". You have found us out. We pay strangers actors that speack italian, to full our restaurant ........ and a chinese say our work is bad. The master of italian food.Our "spaghetti allo scoglio" spaghetti with shell fish, langoustine,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Off the main tourist trap streets. Nice interior and staff were helpful for non Italian speakers. Had a pizza which was huge.

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Birkerod, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It was bad wheather so we could not sit outside for dinner this night. We choose this restarant because it was near our hotel. We were so surprise when we got inside. Very big restaurant with a lot of guests and the food was very, very good.

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Il Carrettiere is a restaurant which is close to the lake but not right at the waterfront, which in my opinion makes the whole place more quite and might be also cheaper. Service was good. They did accomodate all our vegetarian request which was a plus. In addition their deep fried and grilled vegetables were to die for.. so delicious.... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My friend and I had a great day at lake Como. This restaurant made it even better. We were there because of the famous lobster spaghetti that's been recommended by other friends, and it was as good as it's been said. Loved the whole ambience too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Was staying just round the corner last week so managed to eat here a couple of times. Great restaurant bursting with atmosphere and the food extremely good . Interesting clientele cos mainly packed with regular locals but scattered with the odd Chinese tourist. It's what I always thought Italian food should be about. Great variety of pastas but beware the... More 

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Thank you mr David. You are great man. Mariano More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A great place to eat, drink, enjoy...some great seafood, antipasti, main courses and excellent pizzas!!! Endless list of pizzas...a total choice embarrassment of pizzas selection....The Palermitana is one of the best...all accompanied by very good house wine, excellent desserts and very friendly, very attentive and wonderful Staff!!! A total joy for spending an evening with Family and Friends!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via Coloniola, 18, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como
  • Phone Number: 0039031303478

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Pasta, Soups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?