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Ristorante Venus

Piazza Motta, 50, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
0322.90362
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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62% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Paris
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Horrible service with a very unpleasant boss, talking to clients as if they were just dumb tourists with money to spend.

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

For over a decade the two brothers Paolo and Alberto have graced Orta with their exquisite cuisine and excellent wine cellar, always at the forefront in quality, freshness and variety. I couldn't recommend the restaurant any more warm-heartedly, as after all I've been going there for a decade along with many friends and sincerely can't remember a time I didn't... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lake Orta is a simply stunning place and this restaurant is right in the front position at the port.We ate there at night.As the meal progressed we were eaten alive by mosquitos,we asked to move inside but were told there was no space.Then at the end of our meal we were offered a can of anti mosquito spray after we... More

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La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This place serves the best pizza we could find around Orta lake! Tasty dough, tasty ingredients and perfect proportions. Service may be a bit less friendly or flexible but overall a recommendable experience.

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Peace River, AB
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I spend the morning at Orto San Giulio with friends who live not far from Milan. After visiting the island and listening part of the morning mass being sung by Benedictine nuns, we took the boat back to town (3 euros). We then found a table right by the lake at the Venus Restaurant. Within minutes I was drinking a... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I, both well travelled and in our 60s, visited Lake Orta on 2nd July 2014. It was a bit of a damp day so around 11am we decided to dodge the rain and have a coffee. There were only 3 other customers in the restaurant, the staff were not busy and not readying for the lunchtime crowd.... More

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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Perfect setting. Had the ravioli and it was gorgeous. The Salami pizza was also nice. The house red €14 a bottle was amazing and well worth it.

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St Albans
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a great table overlooking he lake, food is good, service ok, dishes are very traditional and quite plain, we didn't get a pizza menu but when we saw them going to other tables we were jealous that we hadn't been able to choose one. It's ok but don't expect a special night out to remember.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate here on our 1st night in Lake Orta. My wife had the ravioli and I had a pizza. The portion size was tiny 5 bits of ravioli in the end I gave her some pizza to bolster her meal. The pizza was ok but I've had better in pizza express funny enough miles away from italy. The only... More

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Fremont, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We went to the restaurant based on the reviews. That was the worst meal I have ever had in Italy. If I wanted nouvelle Italian cuisine, I would have stayed in California! Would not recommend this restaurant.

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