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Il Cucchiaio di Legno

Via Prisciola, 10 - Frazione Legro, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
0322 905280
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is like dining with an Italian family so if you are after glitz and glamour it's not for you. I was a bit dubious as was told the price per head and was expecting a poor meal but this is the best value for money anywhere. All home grown food, you don't get a choice, everyone gets the same... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Like other reviews indicated, a farm to table restaurant where the 5-6 course meal - a fixed one-menu meal - is around 25 Euros without wine. That is a great price, and everything is quite fresh and tasty. What one should not expect is anything special, neither in ingredients nor in taste - it is home style cooking, comfort food... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

... that you could get such a wonderful 7 or 8 course meal for less than 30 euros each. There's only one set menu every night (so everybody in the restaurant gets served the same thing), but it did not bother us at all. To the contrary, we thoroughly enjoyed discovering whatever the chef had set his mind on that... More

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UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Ate here the first night we were staying at the hotel next door (Agriturismo Il Cucchiaio di Legno) Huge log fire - loads of locals (think that says it all) and a great meal of eight courses for 24 euros!! Could not believe the amount of food and what value for money it represented. The menu sadly only changes weekly... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had a fabulous meal here on our last night in Orta. 24 Euros for eight courses of fabulous Italian food. The restaurant was full of locals and was lively and friendly. You need to book and there's no choice apart from pudding but there is so much food that there is something for everyone. Great value, Great food and... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Stayed at the hotel next door for two nights, and ate at the restaurant both nights. It was that good. The Menu at 24 euros is incredible value. The place is full of locals as well. The staff are passionate about their business, and explain each dish as it is presented. The wine is also good value and their is... More

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La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, France
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235 reviews 235 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were staying at Il Cucchiaio di Legno (it has accommodation as well as a restaurant) and hadn't initially thought to eat here. But boy are we glad we did! What a pleasant surprise. Dinner consists of a set menu - there is no choice - so that might be a drawback for some. We decided we'd take what we... More

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chicago
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We were very intrigued about this farm to table restaurant. There is one set menu for the evening, and essentially everyone in the restaurant is served at the same time. While the food was good, I feel that we missed out on the details of the dishes and what wine would work best, because of the language barrier. The food... More

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Lecco, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

While you don't have the option to pick and choose from a menu (it's a set deal that changes daily), I can hardly imagine that anyone would even want to, given the expert preparation of the dishes. This is the kind of dining that makes one think of an italian mama in the kitchen - honest, traditional cooking served in... More

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This place offers a unique dining experience.Food was delicious and plentiful: tasty appetizers, followed by several interesting home-style dishes. No choices, except for dessert, (and then it was hard to decide, as each sounded so tempting). Hearty fare, not haute cuisine, but we were more than happy. Wine was good - and cheap. You certainly need a healthy appetite -... More

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