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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, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 128
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  • 26
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  • 12
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A lovely lunch stop

We stopped at di Paolo for lunch today - excellent dishes and a great location. Good was very good - fresh prawns with peaches and a beef pasta dish that was excellent. We would recommend d this over the touristy locations in Menaggio.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Oakland, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you want an experience , you want to come here. Quality food and a great menu. No pizza. Yes pasta . Wonderful. Steak amazing. Seafood good. If you want a quick feast and cheap, go away. If you want quality without rush, this is ideal and will please your palate . Good choices or all courses. Go if in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Often places with the best position rely on that to get the customers but not here. Great food and flexible as well, we had two large fish between the four of us. Highly recommended. Could do with its name in a more prominent position though for a first visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate here 3 nights out of 7 in Menaggio - it it a bit more upmarket than most of the others - it is in a great location in the main square. it is worth booking as it fills up very quickly - we would pop in earlier in the day to book for the same evening. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very well located with a view on the lake and Bellagio. Food is stunning and prices are reasonable. On top the service was very efficient and kind, way above expectation for such a touristic place at this time of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had the osobuco and ravioli delicious. Portions were very good size and from order to serving I do not think it took more than 10 minutes. Super fast is not what I thought of Italians until this visit.

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Mortsel, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We booked diner in this lovely restaurant on the main square with a great view on the lake. The food was absolutely great, real Italian cuisine. We had a regional red wine which was lovely. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you do not want to eat at this place after seeing my picture please find the closest McDonald's... This place is the real thing.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We stopped at di Paolo for lunch today - excellent dishes and a great location. Good was very good - fresh prawns with peaches and a beef pasta dish that was excellent. We would recommend d this over the touristy locations in Menaggio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice location with view to the lake. Staff was quick and helpful and the food was served without to much waiting. The food is simple (italian) but very good. Not top score as berries in desert was rotten and waiter forgot us after we contacted her. They oppologized and this was no problem for us. Irritating nevertheless. You have to... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great Food and Staff, fantastic choice of wine and a great atmosphere. Ate here a couple of times and each time the food was excellent, the staff were great and the suggestions on the food and drink were first class.

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic

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