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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 51
    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
Exquisite dining in Orta San Giulio

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Paris, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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UK
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I love it when the chef steps out of the kitchen and talks about his art with passion! Both our server and the chef were charming and genuine. My Chestnut Gnocchi with Venison and Boar Mignon (both a first for me)were creative and full of flavor. The ladies chose to be less daring with a simple shrimp pasta that they... More 

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Nottingham, England
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Were here as a family with teenager. If visiting as a couple this restaurant would have been absolutely perfect, but the menu did not happen to have exactly what the teenager happened to want, however, the staff handled it well and mum and dad still had a lovely meal.

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This little restaurant located on the stairs leading up to the church is a very reasonably priced place to eat. We had appetizers, main course, desert and a bottle of wine for less than $110us. The service was efficient and friendly. Best place we found to eat in Orta.

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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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