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Ristorante Leon D'Oro

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Piazza Motta, 42, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322911991
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Italy!

A lovely traditional restaurant with beautiful views of the lake. The manageress/ owner? was an older lady who was friendly and patient with our complete inability to speak any Italian! My husband had snails which were fantastic, I had zucchini and prawn soup which was nice (but not amazing). The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Milan, Italy
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place should be reported to higher authorities - the way the owners treated the staff was unbelievable and undiscerning. If you like a meal with yelling in the background, then this is a good place. We witnessed one of the owners yell at a staff that accidentally broke a glass. This was a yell of harassment and strength calling... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A lovely traditional restaurant with beautiful views of the lake. The manageress/ owner? was an older lady who was friendly and patient with our complete inability to speak any Italian! My husband had snails which were fantastic, I had zucchini and prawn soup which was nice (but not amazing). The pasta with lobster was delicious and the mixed grilled seafood... More 

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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Nice setting direct on the lake , the 2 older ladies run the show , keep control , service was a little bit " to fast " , I asked for " piano " after the primi piatta , good risotto , all in all a restaurant with a history and a future as a classical Italian ...

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My husband and I live about 30 mins away from Lago d'Orta. We love treating ourselves to the Ristorante Leon D'Oro on a Saturday afternoon for a great lunch and views of the lake.

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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife loves osso buco more than anyone I know. She was in dreamland during her entire meal -- as I was with the lamb chops on top of the finest slice of fried zucchini I have ever tasted. And this was lunch! Family pride and an excellent chef who visited our table are the clear marks of excellence that... More 

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Bedworth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food was very good, a busy restaurant even in November, good home cooking, 35euros ahead plus wine. Lunchtime.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just a warning that they seem to have a stock that they use for their sauces that is very salty and they use that same stock as a base for all their sauces. I ordered the menu and had the sauce on two of the plates. My wife ordered off the menu and everything she ordered had the stock based... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This restaurant is on the lake shore but has a well protected dining area sheltered by thick grape vines, ideal for the evenings. The food was very good and the menu quite varied. A good evening was enjoyed.

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stumbled into the restaurant on our first evening in Orta and chose it for its enclosed but open setting on the lake. We hesitated as it's right on the piazza and one is always a bit hesitant about establishments on the tourist trail. We should have followed our instinct. The service was fine, but the food was really average... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We tried Leon D'Oro on a Saturday night (August 9th) and enjoyed it so much that decided to pay another visit on the following Saturday. We had gluten free requirements that were catered extremely well Tagliatelle al Tartufo Nero stands out, and the lamb also was special. The service is ok, the owners could be a little bit more welcoming,... More 

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Address: Piazza Motta, 42, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0322911991
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: Piazza Motta, 42, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: +39 0322911991

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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