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Il Clandestino

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Via Rosmini, 5, 28838 Stresa, Italy
032330399
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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BRILLIANT...OR BONKERS....OR BOTH !!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cannes, France
Top Contributor
430 reviews 430 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
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126 reviews 126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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349 reviews 349 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
719 helpful votes 719 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 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

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
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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: Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?