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La Vecchia Magnolia

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Via Plesio 6 | Loc. Loveno, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
0039 0344 30567
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food and Service

We drove up into the hills in Menaggio to find the restaurant and it was well worth the drive. Very friendly and informative service in Italian and English. We had Risotto with cheese and rosemary and pizzoccheri, both full of flavor. Main courses, lake fish and pork fillets with a mustard/cream... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
patrick r
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We drove up into the hills in Menaggio to find the restaurant and it was well worth the drive. Very friendly and informative service in Italian and English. We had Risotto with cheese and rosemary and pizzoccheri, both full of flavor. Main courses, lake fish and pork fillets with a mustard/cream sauce. Both very good. Dessert was semifredo with amaretti,... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We visited on recommendation of the property manager who we were renting our appartment with. We were very happy with our meal. I had been unwell so just had the minestrone soup which was delicious and just what I needed . My husband had scallop ravioli and lasagne. The staff were very friendly and I would recommend.

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2 Thank Kim M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food..primo piatto various cheese from italy..., main...lovely grilled angus fillet and grilled chicken with tasteful vegtables. Also nowonderful service. Highly recommended

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1 Thank Mark C
Krakow, Poland
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We have deceided for a dinner in La Vecchia Magnolia after recommendation made by our host. Extra advantage was that it was very close to our Villa. After entering service was rather scary and looked unfriendly. We get a table with a big effort. I have choosed grilled sliced sirloin in vinegrette sauce and My Lady took a white fish... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

we went there because it was recommended by the owner of the apartment we rented. at first we wanted to eat some breakfast but the kitchen opens at 12. Determined, we decided to go there for dinner. we have ordered sliced grilled black angus with rocket and balsamic vinegrait and como lake whitefish on butter with salvia. Service was quick... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We are in the middle of a holiday in Lake Como, and two from four in the party need gluten free food. Not only is the service, food and ambience utterly perfect, but they also cater with a perfect understanding of the needs of Coeliacs. As a family who love trying different places on holiday, we have already returned more... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our apartment was near La Vecchia Mangolia, so we decided to give it a try. It wasn't a mind blowing experience, but pretty okeish. Service was ok, food was good, but the live music (on Friday evening) wasn't very tempting. The view isn't spectacular either. But all in all decent experience.

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Antibes, France
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

During our short stay in Menaggio we've followed the advice of Tripadvisor and ended up in a small village lost in the hills in this restaurant and we didn't regret ! The dinner was super tasty and not expensive at all, the service was warm and welcoming. We didn't book but still got the nice table with a view. Totally... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Fabulous yet again, thoroughly enjoyed revisiting this trattoria The welcome glass of prosecco was lovely. Tried many dishes during our 2 week break, would recommend the pizzas, pasta dishes as well as the Delightful desserts. One of the highlights this year was the outdoor entertainment, singers, local bowling competition & the whole ambience of the place. Well worth a visit,... More 

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Thank Jayne G
Island of Malta, Malta
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place up in the mountains! Would recommend getting a cab if you're staying by Lake Como. It takes a good ten minutes by cab and its uphill. The menu includes antipasti, primi, secondi piatti and pizza, which is not your usual menu in menaggio. Tasty, good food. Welcoming staff! A truly enjoyable summer evening in lake como!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Plesio 6 | Loc. Loveno, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Menaggio
  • Phone Number: 0039 0344 30567

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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