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Locanda del Buon Riso

Via Albertoletti Caire 13 (Salita della Motta), Orta San Giulio, Italy
0322905709
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $52
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Checkendon, null, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Best quality food I sampled in Orta San Giulio. Had two meals on consecutive evenings and enjoyed both.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Having found this restaurant just on the rise from the main square up towards the church, we wished we had discovered it earlier. The flavours of the food were sublime ... carpaccio of sea bass, rabbit and leek gnocchi, a special of fresh wild mushrooms both sauteed and in risotto. The quality of wine was very good, with many of... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Yes, the best meal we had - I opted for the gnocchi with rabbit and leeks which was delicious and my friends enjoyed the vegetarian mixed salad and fruits and a fish dish. There was an interesting dish on the menu - tagliatelle with sea urchin and coffee - which I would have tried had I been able to go... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Having spent a fantastic 5 days in the lakes and basing ourselves in the wonderful surroundings of lake orta we have to say the dinner we had at this restaurant was by far and away the best (including comparing a two star Michelin chef dinner just up the road). The food, service and surroundings were wonderful. The food was perfectly... More

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ex pat
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33 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was our first night in Orta and we choose the Locanda Buon Riso because of the reviews. It is a charming small restaurant with very charming and helpful staff. We were seated near the door but asked to move and this was no problem just letting us choose which of the available table we preferred we settled for upstairs... More

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