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La Vecchia Magnolia

Via Plesio 6 | Loc. Loveno, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
0039 0344 30567
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Ranked #7 of 30 Restaurants in Menaggio
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Mainz, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We started walking from our promenade hotel in Menaggio up to the restaurant, and quickly realized that we should’ve driven!! It’s quite a hike for any travelers who are dealing with hunger pangs and are looking for a quick stop. First off, I cannot say enough about the staff. They were clearly surprised by my attire on our first trip... More

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Amsterdam
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It's was close by where we stay, we had four or five meals over there. It's very good, reasonable price, and the service is 5 star. It's a bit far out of the city center but if you are in the neighbourhood, you have to try them. Highly recommended!

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

The food was great, we had the siriloin which tasted wonderful. Even though we returned the first bottle of wine they were still helpful and serviceminded. The pizzas looked - and smelled - great. Friendly staff,

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Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The cakes for breakfast are very tasty! The stuff is friendly and there is a place for playing Bocce (national italien game with balls like Petanque in France)

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We hoped to eat here last night but it was full, so got our hotel to book a table as we really thought the menu looked interesting and wanted to sit outside and enjoy the garden. The menu did not disappoint with excellent veal in tuna sauce and delicious lamb chops and grilled veg. But what was a really amazing... More

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Vermont, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were staying in an apartment in Loveno (the area up the hill from Menaggio) and discovered this place. The food was the best we found in 9 days around Lake Como - we went 3 times for dinner plus a couple of times for cappuccinos. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. There were no other tourists there which... More

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Another good restaurant if you are on the hill over Menaggio. We sat outside and enjoyed the evening in their garden area. The food was very good and the price was reasonable.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We are staying nearby and didn't fancy the walk into Menaggio and back for dinner so decided to try Magnolia. What can I say, it was amazing! We sat outside and there was only one other tourist couple everyone else was local families. The waiters English was brilliant which is good as our Italian is poor. I had the grilled... More

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Ate here many times during our 2 week holiday recently. The barman(owner) welcomed us with our drinks & nibbles prior to use choosing our meals. The 'house' Prosecco @ €2.50 a glass was really crisp & dry & a perfect aperitif to the fab selection of food we ate. I can recommend the risotto, calzone pizzas , lasagnes as well... More

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Perth, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is out of town a bit . Take a €10 taxi ride up the hill for another look at the beautiful view and good restaurant. The chap who owns took over in Feb and making good fist of it . We had the antipasta of meats which was tasty and the lamb chops and lasagne . Good home... More

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