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Il Ristorante di Paolo

Largo Cavour, 5 | Ground Flr, Hotel Garni Corona, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
+39 0344 32133
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Ranked #5 of 30 restaurants in Menaggio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Derby
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great location in a quieter piazza. Great service. They were not open every night and they are busy so you should book

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Menaggio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon Ristorante Di Paolo after walking away from a nearby restaurant that had a rubbish menu. Di Paolo's menu was unusual and interesting and tasted amazing! We plumped for the risotto with truffles and penne di paolo which was flavoured with light curried spices and was very fresh. The risotto stole the show with shavings of truffle, delicate pecorino... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

During a week's holiday in Menaggio, we had our best meal at this restaurant. You have to book to guarantee a table and we saw many people being turned away. The food came quickly and the waiters were very courteous. I had a lovely dish of red mullet and my husband eat Ravioli. We wanted to return the next night... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We ate there twice this year in July. First time was great (service, food etc) and the second time was the total opposite...

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Having read some reviews I was surprised how good this restaurant is . Sat inside as restaurant was full with reservations on the terrace, food was well presented and tasty. Did not appear to be as expensive as some have suggested. Beef carpaccio was very good, marinated in Barolo

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Noosa, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had the opportunity to visit this fantastic restaurant two nights in a row. On both occasions the food was of the highest quality of any we tasted in our 7 days around Lake Como. Exquisite pastas with flavoursome sauces, delicate but complex all the same. The rabbit and duck were examples of great cooking with sauces that truly complimented. But... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to all the previous reviewers who pointed this place out as something special. We ate here on our last night in Menaggio, refugees from our desperately dull '4 Star' hotel where we were on half board. This is what eating out in Italy should be like - fun waiters who take an interest in your choices and advise you... More

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Shropshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The inside and outside dining seemed equally popular, but the music from the lavender stand in the square overlooking the lake was not to my taste so put up with this to enjoy the view, but food and service equally good inside and out. The standard is set by the linen tablecloths and the most expensive cover charge we came... More

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Wormer, The Netherlands
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79 reviews 79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Restaurants with a great view (in this case, on the Como lake) often serve bad food for outrageous prices. At this restaurant the prices are higher than in a comparable restaurant without the view (but not outrageous) and the food is like any good Italian restaurant. And so this is actually a good choice in Menaggio. Good service.

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York, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had the best meal of our holiday here, superb food, attentive service and a fantastic view of the lake. Starters of Lasagne and Tomato/mozzarella were excellent but the goats cheese risotto with black truffle and scallops in bacon with mussels were to die for!! I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough and if you are in Menaggio its a... More

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