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Piazza Motta, 50, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
0322.90362
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Large space, large menu

For us, Venus has been a standard option in San Giulio. It has a waterfront terrace and its own free wifi (the central Motta square has free municipal wifi but it doesn't always work). Venus has a large choice of foods, ice-cream, wines and beers. Always pleasant. Some of the wines are really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is right on the lake and main square and we booked a lakeside table. It would be hard to imagine a nicer vista for our anniversary dinner. The restaurant has a wide range of food from pizza, which looked excellent, to fine dining which was nicely presented with well thought out menus and ingredients that complemented each other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Best food with a spectacular view. Dinner and wines worth every Euro. Serviceminded staff as well as efficient. Try the lamb and let the staff suggest the wines and Grappa

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Wim van der Meer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

For us, Venus has been a standard option in San Giulio. It has a waterfront terrace and its own free wifi (the central Motta square has free municipal wifi but it doesn't always work). Venus has a large choice of foods, ice-cream, wines and beers. Always pleasant. Some of the wines are really great, like the 2008 Gattinara, which they... More 

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Laren, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very nice location. Perfect ravioli. Very very good services. And beautiful wines for a very modest price. We really live this place.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Finished business early so my Italian colleague took me here for lunch. Stunning views and delicious food. Had the Parmesan ravioli and the only complaint is that there wasn't enough! Just lovely. Great wine and an easy couple of hours could be spent here. Lovely place and right on the lake shores.

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Booker Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Our dinner at Venue Restaurant was pleasant and we left feeling quite satisfied and full. We had the first floor restaurant section which provided privacy and excellent views over Lake Orta. The wait staff were friendly and obliging and contributed to an enjoyable occasion. One negative was that the early course meals were only Luke warm at best which detracted... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Had experienced Venus Restaurant on New Year's eve sat outside in the sun for a delicious lunch. After finishing from the boat trip and Isola di San Giulio tour, we only had 45 minutes to have a quick lunch, so I walked inside and asked if we could be served and done. Oh yes, we opted for an antipasto of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We ate here numerous times throughout our time in Lake Orta. I ate here with my family (4 people) and as part of a large group of people (30 people) and each time the restaurant provided excellent service and food. The location of this restaurant is perfect, just on the main square with a beautiful view of the lake and... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Always good, been there many many times over the past 10 years, never had a bad meal or a bad view. Recently refurbished, a great chef, a great winless and some of the yummiest pizzas in town, its definitely the No 1 spot in Orta

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It looks like it will be a tourist trap but it's not. The food is very good - we ate there twice - once in the fine dining restaurant and once for pizza. Both were excellent and you can't beat the location, right on the lake with a great view of the isola. A good value.

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Address: Piazza Motta, 50, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
Phone Number: 0322.90362
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Motta, 50, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: 0322.90362

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine

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