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La Locanda Del Buon Riso

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Via Albertoletti Caire 13 (Salita della Motta), 28010 Orta San Giulio, Italy
0322905709
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Description: Sulla prestigiosa salita detta La Motta, millenaria entrata del Borgo...
Sulla prestigiosa salita detta La Motta, millenaria entrata del Borgo d'Orta, in un'ala della vecchia difesa del castello dell'isola, denominata "La casa forte" nasce il nostro piccolo ma grazioso ristorante. Con una cucina semplice e delicata,pasta fresca fatta in casa tutti giorni, carne locale accompagnata da ottimi vini piemontesi. Welcome in our little, but lovely guesthouseYou are on the famous slope MOTTA, thousand-year-old entrance of Orta, in a wing of an old defense of the castle on the island, also nominated as „the strong house“ 500/600 before Chr.
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

A group of four of us visited as just down from the villa we were staying in. We ended up visiting twice over the week with both visits being perfect. Steak tartar was a particular favourite, although the fish and other courses were also excellent. The chocolate desert was beyond incredible. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Dave B
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Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A group of four of us visited as just down from the villa we were staying in. We ended up visiting twice over the week with both visits being perfect. Steak tartar was a particular favourite, although the fish and other courses were also excellent. The chocolate desert was beyond incredible. If ever anywhere near this restaurant it is a... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A delightful evening at La Locanda del Buon Riso now relocated in Lortallo. The staff were welcoming and the food beautifully presented and delicious. A memorable evening.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The restaurant moved recently to this pleasant village location with spacious outdoor and indoor seating. Good menu, decent selection of wines, friendly service, fair prices.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had fabulous meal sitting on the int balcony of this restaurant just off the main square. We had trouble finding it but it is worth looking for. The food is fine dining, really really good and we were overwhelmed by all the extras we were given between courses. Highly recommended.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had an amazing meal. My husbands steak was phenomenal. In an old house by beautiful church. Truly special.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Little restaurant in the heart of Orta We've been in this restaurant in July and even though was almost closing time, they welcomed us very warmly. Service was good , friendly and attentive. We especially enjoyed the Antipasti and our fish choice. Good variety of food and fair price for this charming local restaurant. Recommended !

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a charming restaurant and we would certainly go back if we visit Orta again. The food was lovely with a good choice and we were glad we had spotted it on the way back from a walk. Great care was taken with the food. Lovely.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Ws disappointed to see some negative reviews for this charming little restaurant! We have visited twice and have been very satisfied on both occasions. The service is impeccable, the staff very courteous and the food very good, with an interesting varied menu. The restaurant itself is located in a historical 16th century building which adds additional charm. I could find... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you don't have too high expectations, you will enjoy a decent meal with good service. Don't raise your hopes up, the menu seems very complicated and exotic but for a result somehow disappointing.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had dinner here last night and were very disappointed after what we had read and heard. The restaurant is pretty and service OK - it's just off the main square, up a flight of steps - but VERY over priced for very small portions, with no contorni, so 2 lamb chops plus a very small cake of potato didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Albertoletti Caire 13 (Salita della Motta), 28010 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: 0322905709

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 52
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Sulla prestigiosa salita detta La Motta, millenaria entrata del Borgo d'Orta, in un'ala della vecchia difesa del castello dell'isola, denominata "La casa forte" nasce il nostro piccolo ma grazioso ristorante. Con una cucina semplice e delicata,pasta fresca fatta in casa tutti giorni, carne locale accompagnata da ottimi vini piemontesi. Welcome in our little, but lovely guesthouseYou are on the famous slope MOTTA, thousand-year-old entrance of Orta, in a wing of an old defense of the castle on the island, also nominated as „the strong house“ 500/600 before Chr.

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