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

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 161
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 22
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  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good restaurant "despite the touristic location"

I had long lunch here and have to say that this place exceeded my expectations. Pretty touristic place and sometimes that means lower quality. But not for this place. Food was very good and wine list was also extensive. Especially wines were priced reasonably. Would come here again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Reissuun
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had long lunch here and have to say that this place exceeded my expectations. Pretty touristic place and sometimes that means lower quality. But not for this place. Food was very good and wine list was also extensive. Especially wines were priced reasonably. Would come here again.

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london
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Beautiful setting next to the lake overlooking the island. Food was really nice and setting great. I had lamb and lemon mash cooked to perfection.

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Turin, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Experience of Great food and a fantastic lake view,nice and precise service.Excellent rate quality/price.

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Munich, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My husband and I have dined here many times, but not recently. However, I still dream about one of the appetizer's I have had here: goat cheese trio, one of which was covered in chocolate. That is the mark of a great restaurant - to serve something memorable which someone still dreams about 3 years later. To add to the... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Service was excellent. We later saw our servers in the town and they remembered us. Their pizza is awesome. So are their salads. We had lunch there twice. I would have liked to try their upstairs dining room for dinner an a great view of the island. Life and vacations are too short.

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Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Breathtaking View, people watching, ducks playing and great food. Had pizzas and truly just daydreamed. Felt like I was on a movie set. Amazing,

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kent
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This restaurant is perfectly situated on the lake shore in the centre of town. The menu is local and fairly extensive. You can sit and watch the world go by with a chilled glass or two!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was our first meal in Orta San Giulio and we were lucky enough to get a table for two right by the lake side. We were tired from travelling and just fancied something simple so opted for a pizza with side salad to share along with a chilled glass of prosecco - refreshing, fresh, tasty and surprisingly good value... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stopped off here on the way back from a business meeting. The village itself was very picturesque and we walked down to the harbour. We just had time for a snack because my flight was due. The staff didn't seem overly pleased with the fact that we were not having a full meal. We we also not allowed to sit... More 

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business

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