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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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 review
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Food was solid but not special. Good for value, pizza was alright, salad was fresh And caprese was also excellent. House wine was solid

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Florence, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Time in the Italian Lakes wouldn't be complete without at least a few hours in Orta San Giulio. We discovered Ristorante Venus in June 2012 on a three-day visit to the medieval town. To finish a week-long visit to Lake Como in May 2014 we knew lunch at Lake Orta was a must. Importantly for us, the beer was cold... More

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