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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 33
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and location

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals at this restaurant and they were reasonably priced. Some staff members however were arrogant and dismissive when we requested to see the menu for dessert choices. This did rather spoil our dining experience as we were after all paying guests.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
gadabout51
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Wangaratta, Australia
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Cleveland, Oh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This restaurant is considered by locals the upscale restaurant in town. It has a great location in a square in the center of town. The inside is quite ordinary, underneath an old hotel but in season the table outside on the square may look attractive. The quality of the food I had was uneven: the tagliatelle with porcini was very... More 

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Wangaratta, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals at this restaurant and they were reasonably priced. Some staff members however were arrogant and dismissive when we requested to see the menu for dessert choices. This did rather spoil our dining experience as we were after all paying guests.

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Sydney
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We were a party of six and were seated outside on a glorious Autumn day. I have noted a number of TA comments regarding the attitude of the wait staff.Well we thought completely the opposite , maybe management has had a word , but we found the service to be highly professional . The only dish to disappoint was the... More 

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Thank SimonFSydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife ate here for lunch the day we arrived and wow this restaurant set a standard that nowhere else could match! And that's not a negative reflection on other restaurants, is just a testament to how amazing our experience was with Ristorante di Paolo. I had the beef cheeks with potato and fennel = unbelievable and my... More 

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Rehovot
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Mostly good food,(the osso buco was tough, and the pollenta was not great, we got compansated with a drink, but not refunded) served in very small portions, and quite pricey. Great view, and a friendly service.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were staying in the hotel above so super easy to choose this restaurant and glad we did. I had fish and my husband had the pasta and both dishes were very well cooked and reasonable in price. I read other reviews regarding staff being arrogant but we didn't experience that on our visit.

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indiana
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We ate here on Sept. 12, our first night in MENAGGIO. There was six of us and we all enjoyed our food. Waiters were friendly and spoke pretty good English. The price was very reasonable.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Without a doubt, dining at Il Ristorante di Paolo was the worst dining experience of my existence, a result of our waiter providing us with the wrong bottle of wine. We asked for the correct bottle, and an argument ensued -- initiated by the waiter. Bafflingly, my fiance and I asked ourselves "what's happening to us?" The food was not... More 

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San Francisco
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I've never experienced such attitude in service. Totally took me aback. Was sorry we even gave them business.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We were staying upstairs in the hotel so it was very convenient to eat downstairs especially when it is cold wet and rainy. It opens only from 7pm for dinner so we were the first to arrive. Had the homemade ravioli with mushroom and truffle. So yum. Hubby had the sea fish linguini which he enjoyed too. Didn't have any... More 

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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?