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Amelie

Via Primo Maggio, 17 | Localita Oltrefiume, 28831 Baveno, Italy
+39 339 875 2621
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Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Baveno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Dear Guests,the starting idea of this restaurant embodies one of the themes from the popular movie Amelie (Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain) directed by Jean Pierre Jeunet in 2001, that is to keep a curious eye on the world and take pleasure in the simple things ... we tried to carry this idea through in the meals, offering a mixture of flavors, fragrances and also feelings to free the spirit ... and ...fly ...The restaurant Amelie is a place where you can taste good food and learn small tricks for your own well-being . The first of which being a return to simplicity, that to Paolo (Chef Patron) and Miky (Naturopath) means in first place to live according to the pace of the seasons. This simple and primary secret is translated in the seasonal menu based on the ingredients that Nature offers us only in their own season. For this reason the courses will vary according to season availability.Amelie wants to make people aware that we are what we eat.Paolo, who is rational, calculating and practical and Miky, who is instinctive, ethereal and sentimental , want to share their views so that you can share yourselves with many more people the pleasures of good eating and well-being on your own and with others.That's why for example we use pure oils, essences of flowers and leaves, and fruits and berries in the environment and in the food.At the end of the meal, if you want you can learn more about our choice of products and oils, at that time of the year, and can smell the essence used, and maybe make it your own.Paolo and Miky wish you all to have a good time.WELCOME ... in Amelie wonderland!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Dear Guests,the starting idea of this restaurant embodies one of the themes from the popular movie Amelie (Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain) directed by Jean Pierre Jeunet in 2001, that is to keep a curious eye on the world and take pleasure in the simple things ... we tried to carry this idea through in the meals, offering a mixture of flavors, fragrances and also feelings to free the spirit ... and ...fly ...The restaurant Amelie is a place where you can taste good food and learn small tricks for your own well-being . The first of which being a return to simplicity, that to Paolo (Chef Patron) and Miky (Naturopath) means in first place to live according to the pace of the seasons. This simple and primary secret is translated in the seasonal menu based on the ingredients that Nature offers us only in their own season. For this reason the courses will vary according to season availability.Amelie wants to make people aware that we are what we eat.Paolo, who is rational, calculating and practical and Miky, who is instinctive, ethereal and sentimental , want to share their views so that you can share yourselves with many more people the pleasures of good eating and well-being on your own and with others.That's why for example we use pure oils, essences of flowers and leaves, and fruits and berries in the environment and in the food.At the end of the meal, if you want you can learn more about our choice of products and oils, at that time of the year, and can smell the essence used, and maybe make it your own.Paolo and Miky wish you all to have a good time.WELCOME ... in Amelie wonderland!
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Germany
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The restaurant is a bit hidden from the crowd of this region, but if you discover it, you will find true taste and imaginative food. The owners try to give an history to their restaurant and to their food, by offering you true and natural taste, that is something not so common nowadays in non-starred restaurant. They pay much attention... More

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Only eight tables (reservation highly recommended) and there is one very attentive waiter and Miky who oversees all. The Chef, Paolo, came out twice to assure that all was well. It was good to know all three wanted everyone to be pleased. There were about five appetizers, three primi di pasta, two risotto, and four segundo. Our guest and I... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After a busy day around Baveno and the islands, what better way to relax in the evening than to make by foot the trip to Amelie, in Oltrefiume? The place, situated in an enchanting village, offers a number of unique, delicate and wonderfully balanced meals. Regional food and wines, excellent service and ambiance, good prices. If going in high season... More

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Casole d'Elsa, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to "Amelie" for no other reason other than it is the name of our grand daughter and really had no idea what was in store. Just lovely! All sorts of little surprises were served in between courses and we enjoyed every one. We also enjoyed the ambiance; small and intimate. The staff were discreet with the right measure... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

absolutely stunning gem hidden in this cute village. gorgeous food and beautiful athmorphere. the owners were serving the food and it was so personal and made the whole experience way beyond just going out for a meal

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Douglas isle of man
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Having read previous glowing reviews, booked immediately on arriving in Baveno. Firstly,if you are travelling on foot to Amelie, beware busy roads with no pavements. The restaurant itself, pleasant but small, duplicates could be found in any large town. But the food was our reason for booking and we were to be disappointed. With the exception of the amuse bouche,... More

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Rustington, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Go to Gatwick, get on a plane, fly to Malpensa, hire a car, drive to Baveno, check into the hotel Splendid in a room overlooking Maggiore. Enjoy. Next evening, take the ten minute walk up the hill to restaurant Amelie. The chef understands ingredients and flavour, tradition and invention, and has created a dining experience that is wholly memorable. At... More

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Birmingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We decided to visit this restaurant after reading the reviews on trip advisor. One reviewer had written an especially glowing report about surprises between meals so we went there on our first night in the town. I understood the comment about it feeling a little like a front room but only in the way that it was cozy and romantic.... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

A wonderful meal with lots of surprises between courses. Felt like being in someone's front room. Attentive service, lovely wine selection

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Galway, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We dined here one night in August and truly loved the food and atmosphere. Thanks to TripAdvisor, we spotted it high up on the ranking of restaurants in the area of Baveno, and walked there from our hotel. The restaurant is modest-looking from outside, and only houses a half-dozen tables or so. Now, as to the food - nothing short... More

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