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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, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I really don't know why....?

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
DougieJames
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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109 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We didn't get too much food for the price we paid, particularly poor on vegetables. Lake fish (supposedly a speciality) was underwhelming.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This restaurant is on the main town square facing the lake. Reservation is a must or you might have to wait long. I was here because someone recommended this place for fine dining. I was disappointed though. The rabbit was a little bitter for my taste but the sauteed prawns were good. The service lacked warmth and was mechanical. Over... More 

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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We tried a few different restaurants and this was by far the best. The Sea Bass and Steaks were really nice not to mention the house wine in litre jugs! Need to book. For a warm up try the bar next door.

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We had a simply delicious lunch here recently. The meal is the best we have had in the region, it was fresh and full of flavour. I thoroughly recommend it.

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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: Romance, Local cuisine

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