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Il Carrettiere

via Coloniola, 18, Como, Italy
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Ranked #34 of 392 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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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
256 reviews 256 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Mariano P, Proprietario at Il Carrettiere, responded to this review

Thank you! Mariano More

Frankfurt, Germany
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Mariano P, Proprietario at Il Carrettiere, responded to this review

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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Thanks. Mariano More

Basel, Switzerland
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Thank you. Mariano More

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 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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Thank you very much. Mariano More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Been recommended by our hotel's concierge as one of the best places in Como to eat something really italian. Will be short - great quality and portion-size, good wines recommendations - we ve been very happy. Wish have discovered this place earlier - its a great talian, not compared to all the usual trashy touristy stuff round the corner !... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

excellent quality, real Italian and seafood. the price is acceptable comparing to food. call them before you go cause you need a reservation

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