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Via Rosmini, 5, 28838 Stresa, Italy
032330399
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Michelin

If you would like to treat yourself to a Michelin dinner, and feel Like having a fish meal, with this place you won't be disappointed. We had a modern set menu, and it was really good. Wine selection is limited but very nice. Enjoy yourself!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you would like to treat yourself to a Michelin dinner, and feel Like having a fish meal, with this place you won't be disappointed. We had a modern set menu, and it was really good. Wine selection is limited but very nice. Enjoy yourself!

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como
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352 reviews 352 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
717 helpful votes 717 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This place is located approximately in the city center of Stresa. We were caught (duped) and by the strange menu, the massive presence of seafood and the Michelin references on the window. We were greeted kindly by a waiter who has picked up the jacket of my companion, but not mine, saying something I did not understand. The table and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Top quality restaurant with attention to detail. Good menu but we chose the "local" menu and the food was the choice of the chef - we were not disappointed. Expensive but worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The head-waiter was very attentive to start with and suggested we left the choice of the meal to the chief, which we did. My starter was exceptional but then dinner went down hill. A fish pasta dish had undercooked pasta. This was followed by a small piece of fish and to finish, yes to finish, a very small crème-brulee. The... More 

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Cumbria
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The ambiance of the restaurant is good, and the maitre d' has good English and seemed very competent. The prices charged and the various degustation menus offered meant that we expected something of AA rosette standard, so we felt disappointed. The quality of cooking was poor, with almost no complexity or depth of flavour in most of the courses, though... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This as our last night of 5 in Stresa having eaten very well the whole week. we went for the menu Moderno leaving it all up to the chef, who did not fail to impress, with good wines chosen to go with each course.They even allowed us to have different wines with the pasta If we were to a have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Having read a few unhappy reviews of the place we still decided to give it a try. The menu typically changes depending on the catch of the day, which I think is a good thing. Our waiter was very polite and asked us several times if we had any allergies since the menu was not set. Our "primi" was a... More 

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Munich, Germany
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Worst restaurant we have eaten at in a long time! It's pricy why you expect something special...in our case it was a nightmare! We had the classico menu (3 course) and got pasta with sardines to start with. Good if u like sardines...second dish was a joke! Fish that didn't taste anything. Third course was a fruitsalad! A joke! The... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Very nice decorated restaurant. Service is excellent. Lot of time was spent to explain the menu in very good english. Food was terrific and choice of wine as well. Real value for money. We will certainly go back.

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Grenoble, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Really a good eating experience. Truly Italian. Great service really professional. Food was wonderful. Chef takes the time to serve the meal and greet the guests. Worth a visit as a food lover I appreciated this place for its authentic menu and wine list.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Rosmini, 5, 28838 Stresa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Stresa
  • Phone Number: 032330399

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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