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Il Ristorante di Paolo

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Largo Cavour, 5 | Ground Flr, Hotel Garni Corona, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
+39 0344 32133
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 109
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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 11
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Little Gem of Mennagio

This relatively small restaurant is centrally located in Mennagio, right by the waterfront. The staff are friendly and speak fluent English. The prices are somewhat above average but the quality exceeded expectations. The servings are smaller than at other locales, but are satisfying nevertheless... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Oliver V
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Zürich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at this restaurant on previous visits to the lake and we were keen to go again this year as soon as we had a sunny day. They have a very nice restaurant space, but the outdoor tables in the piazza overlooking the lake on a nice day are a great choice. We secured a lovely table and... More 

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Fowey
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23 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Having read the Tripadvisor reviews and because we were staying in the hotel above, we dined here on our first night in Menaggio. We thought it expensive, unexceptional, and unmemorable. The staff seemed more interested each other than their customers. This was my husbands birthday and we wanted something delicious to eat. His starter was a cheese soufflé, which was... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Fantastic meal enjoyed in the sunshine in a wonderful location. Very tasty,excellent service. Tried to get in on Easter Sunday but booked out (myfault for not booking), came back the next day and was well worth it. It was the best meal we had in Italy all week.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had a lovely meal at the very start of the season, in March. We were impressed with the menu with a lot of seasonal and local produce, and inventive presentation of these ingredients. The service was attentive without being annoying. The wine list was excellent including a wines of the week offering really good value of some fantastic wines.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Have been coming to Menaggio for 15+ years and have only eaten here twice... "I really don't know why...?" Had two fantastic evening meals on consecutive nights - absolutely faultless - the service, ambience and delicious food were simply first class.. Our last visit was the evening of the 2006 World Cup when Italy won.. 9 years on we've discovered... More 

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Zürich, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This relatively small restaurant is centrally located in Mennagio, right by the waterfront. The staff are friendly and speak fluent English. The prices are somewhat above average but the quality exceeded expectations. The servings are smaller than at other locales, but are satisfying nevertheless. The food was excellent and the selection of wine extensive. The only issue we encountered was... More 

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Staffordshire, England
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stayed for a week in Menaggio and ate here two or three times Lunch and Dinner. It was way and above the best in town. Service was always friendly, efficient and helpful. Food was always first class, well prepared and delicious. Location on main square is great and we ate both inside and outside. We did book in passing... More 

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chennI
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131 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Waited for a table of this much touted restaurant. Views are great but service is a bit stiff. Had carrot soup and salad. Food was not gastronomic but nothing to complain about. Can visit for the ambiance, location and views.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The food here was absolutely stunning - there were 4 of us and we all chose different things and everybody loved what they had. I recommend the scallops - some of the best I've ever had. The chocolate fondant dessert was also simply delicious. The wine was perfect too.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The food was out of this world. I had the lamb which was delicious. If we visit again I will definitely eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Largo Cavour, 5 | Ground Flr, Hotel Garni Corona, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Menaggio
  • Phone Number: +39 0344 32133

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

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