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Il Clandestino

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Via Rosmini, 5, 28838 , Stresa, Italy
032330399
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 89
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting fish dishes

The strangest of dining experiences. The door was closed and the place looked shut on arrival however fortune favours the brave and we ventured in. Took a while to be acknowledged and shown to a table. On a hot muggy night when we requested to be nearer the aircon this was denied even though there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Neil R
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London, United Kingdom
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

On the recommendation of our hotel concierge we gave this a try as we were in the mood for fish. Very glad for the recommendation. From the moment we entered the service was attentive and friendly without being over the top. Franco's food was simple, elegant and delicious. Lovely pasta and a great fish dish. Food allergy was accommodated with... More 

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1 Thank FiHeywood
Lausanne, Switzerland
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

6 of us walked in late with no reservations, but they took great care of us. The chef came out to talk about what was available on his menu and we had a great meal!

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Thank sgolamco
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

You won't be disappointed with Il Clandestino...but don't go here if you're looking to save money. It is not crazy-expensive or anything, but if you go in expecting to have a meal on a budget you just won't feel comfortable letting the chef and host "drive" in that way that will give you the best experience here. The chef and... More 

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Thank rtnorth
Paris, France
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We just had dinner at Il Clandestino with my partner and we had a fantastic time : food is fresh, tasty and so amazingly cooked. The waiter was an angel, and very professional. The Chef is very often present in the dinner area which is very pleasant and convivial, he takes time to present his dishes and explain how they're... More 

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Thank Alex R
Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany
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129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

It might be that I was on my own and didn't receive all the goodness the chef seems capable of. It was one of the worst dinners I ever had. Small point is that it is too expensive for what it offers. Small point that the water offered contains too much nitrate (well 13mg/l, there are waters on the market... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The strangest of dining experiences. The door was closed and the place looked shut on arrival however fortune favours the brave and we ventured in. Took a while to be acknowledged and shown to a table. On a hot muggy night when we requested to be nearer the aircon this was denied even though there were a few tables free.... More 

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Thank Neil R
Hong Kong, China
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119 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This restaurant is just a little off the dead centre of town but not hard to find. The food is very good. The degustazione menu is a little pretentious but nevertheless the food quality is great.

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Thank eymwonder
Cannes, France
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514 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What has happened with this restaurant? The Patissier has left the restaurant and because of this all of the few offers for a dessert are poor without any ideas and tasteless. To start with, we have ordered prawns (gambas) at a price of 30,00 € per person. For that price we have received 3 pieces of medium size deep frozen... More 

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Milano
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been to this restaurant a few times over the years, but recently less often so. After a couple of years I vacated it, this small, precious restaurant keeps it allure intact, reinforces the staff and keeps up with a superb cuisine. Fish is the treat of the restaurant. If you don't like it or are picky, you could... More 

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GUILDFORD
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

we first visited mid week, and saw the menu and liked the look of the restuarant, so we decided to try it. It was fairly empty that evening, but the waiter was incredibly welcoming and enthusiastic. He persuaded us to go with the seven ( I think!) course tasting menu, which changed each day according to season etc, with different... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?