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La Pescheria

Via Lungolago 6 | Isola Dei Pescatori, Stresa, Isola Pescatori, Italy
+39 0323 933808
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: In the suggestive scenery of Lake Maggiore, one can admire the most characteristic island of the Borromeo Gulf; Isola Pescatori (Fishermen's Island).It is an attractive village, inhabited mainly by fishermen who still today practice the profession of their fathers and who gave name to this strip of land that interrupts the water of the lake.In this context Restaurant La Pescheria is born, the name of which originates from its activity of the early thirties.This was in fact the only fish shop of the islands: the fish that was prepared here was sold in the whole province and beyond; the fruits of an activity of an inhabited core that counted in those days around two hundred persons and whose primary activity was fishing.Today, the island counts around sixty inhabitants, but the life spirit and many other traditions have not changed through the years, for the joy of who lives here and who visits the island and shares these emotions.The daily fished fish, white fish, allis shad, lake trout and perch, are all part of the specialties that can be sampled at La Pescheria.
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Wolverhampton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Visited twice during an 11 day stay in Stresa. On our first visit was on a Saturday night, the restaurant was packed with Italian family groups and couples, many of whom were obviously celebrating special occasions. All made for a great atmosphere. For the second visit we made a reservation via our hotel and we used La Pescheria's complimentary boat... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We had grilled lake fish, grilled vegetables, frites and a lovely bottle of wine, overlooking the lake, on a very wet July Friday lunchtime. The waiter was very helpful and, until a large party arrived, happily let the four or five tables of tourists practise their Italian on him. After that, English was (as is so often the case in... More

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Saint-Bruno de Montarville Québec
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were there in june an we were very pleased to stay at La Pescheria. We had good meal, excellent service by Barbara, and a a beautiful view of the Lago Maggiore

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Cotswolds
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

La Pescheria Isola dei Pescatori 26 June 2014 Great Rail Journeys We had been visiting Isola Bella and planned to have lunch on Isola dei Pescatori Our English tour guide who has lived in Stresa since the 1970’s recommended this restaurant. I can say that the choice was perfect. We were immediately invited to a table for two on the... More

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Bielefeld, Germany
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We were here for lunch and sitting on the very nice terrace. The service was very friendly. We both had fresh trota with different side dishes and a nice desert. Besides the good food the place is worth going there because of the location.

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Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had lunch for thirteen people on Sunday 11th May. We ordered a fish menu which we had booked in advance: fish ravioli (al dente, delicious), risotto with perch (creamy), whitefish on a bed of tomatoes, olives and capers (fish perfectly cooked) then a selections of desserts (light and fluffy tiramisu, yummy caramel panne cotta etc). The staff were attentive... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stopped here mainly because our baby was hungry and luckily we met nice people who immediately turn on the heather so our little is not cold and warm up the milk. Then came our turn to eat and it was a nice surprise too, the fish dishes we ordered were tasty and the price was fare.

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piaisola, Proprietario at La Pescheria, responded to this review
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Grazie mille per aver sottolineato l'attenzione che noi riserviamo ai nostri piccoli ospiti, che per noi hanno sempre la precedenza.... More

Lausanne, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Mass tourism has killed the charm of many islands of the Maggiore lake ! L'isola dei pescatori is not an exception... with its numerous restaurants and bazar with cheap souvenirs. Thus, I did not expect anything of the food in this place - the food is correct, nothing more. If you look for authentic Italy, hit the road.

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piaisola, Proprietario at La Pescheria, responded to this review

Good morning to you! I would be pleased to understand what responsibility we have about the overcrowding of the islands to deserve such a low score .... sure is that if you want to fully enjoy the magical atmosphere of 'Isola dei Pescatori, it is unthinkable to organize an outing during the days of holiday (Easter, Easter Monday, Assumption, May... More

Moscow, Russia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Definitely recommend to visit this place on Isola Bella. Аmazing taste of dishes, wine and dessert. Simple and unrepeatable! The terrace is beautiful - wrapped цшер greenery and flowers. Lake view incredible!

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piaisola, Proprietario at La Pescheria, responded to this review

Thank you so much. More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

One of the problems we had whilst on tour around Italy was trying to eat a light lunch on the go. We always seemed to gravitate towards a restaurant for a sit down meal. We did not often go wrong and this place was one of the best for the fish and chips with a difference. We thought it would... More

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