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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 115
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
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  • 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
Lovely food, nice setting and great service

We tried to get a table one night but outdoors was fully booked so we booked for a few nights later and had the prime table with uninterrupted views of the lake and a beautifully set table. Service was excellent with several waiters keeping an eye on our table. We had the smoked salmon tartare... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
ptwanderer123
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Miller Place
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Sat outside on a beautiful evening overlooking Lake Como. I had a delicious risotto dish but the homemade cake was the best dessert I had on our trip.

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Gold Coast
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139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We ate at this restaurant based on the many positive reviews on trip advisor ignoring the more negative reviews ( you can't please all the people all the time) but to be quite honest, we found it to be average. The food was average and the service was pretty average too. The location is lovely facing the water but on... More 

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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We tried to get a table one night but outdoors was fully booked so we booked for a few nights later and had the prime table with uninterrupted views of the lake and a beautifully set table. Service was excellent with several waiters keeping an eye on our table. We had the smoked salmon tartare, beef fillet and tuna steak... More 

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Kineton
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great location on the piazza with a view across to the lake. Good food, good service and some fantastic wines on offer. Booking pretty essential in peak season unless you wait until 9 or after. We had the salt baked sea bass which was excellent. Expect to pay about 50 euros per head for two courses and a good bottle... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We came here for a late evening dinner after a long day on tour on and by Lake Como. We just walked around in Menaggio until we found a restaurant with an available outdoor table for four. Service here was very good, so was the food. The halibut we all ordered came delicately presented and very well prepared. A saltwater... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great location in a square opposite the lake. Service good. Everyone in our group rated each of their courses very good to great.

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Lancashire
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We ate here on our last evening in Menaggio and would have returned if we'd found it sooner. We were seated inside at the back as other tables were taken (we hadn't booked) and found the atmosphere inside to be more French than Italian. We found the waiter to be helpful and knowledgeable about the food and wine; we asked... More 

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Menaggio, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Visited Ristorante di Paolo after eating in a few other Menaggio restaurants mainly on the strength of it's Trip Advisor rating and was very disappointed. The service is pretentious and the food was the poorest we had experienced in this wonderful village - overpriced, small servings and bland. They have a great wine list but it should be about the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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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Additional Information about Il Ristorante di Paolo

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

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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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