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La Pescheria

Italian, Chowder, Soups
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Via Lungolago 6 | Isola Dei Pescatori, Stresa, Isola Pescatori, Italy
+39 0323 933808
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In the suggestive scenery of Lake Maggiore, one can admire the most...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious lunch in a shade

We came without a reservation, found a place for six, baby chair was available. The service was nice and prompt and the meals were more than good. Most of us tried different kinds of fishes and all of them were delicious. For a touristic restaurant it was a really pleasant surprise for reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We came without a reservation, found a place for six, baby chair was available. The service was nice and prompt and the meals were more than good. Most of us tried different kinds of fishes and all of them were delicious. For a touristic restaurant it was a really pleasant surprise for reasonable price!

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Hamilton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We e-mailed La Pescheria at the end of May, requesting a reservation for June 27th. We received no reply. We followed up with another e-mail, asking if they'd received our request. Yes, they had, was the response, and the restaurant assured us they would be getting back to us soon. They never did. At all. Here we thought we had... More 

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Dear Al ***** and Cathy *****-***** i remember your mail, you send it day 29-05-2015 , this is the e-mail: Subject: dinner reservations Messaggio: We are staying in Stresa (****** ****** Hotel) and would like to have dinner at La Pescheria on Saturday, June 20 at 8:00, on the terrace, weather permitting. We look forward to hearing from you and... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent restaurant for fish lovers! But not fish only, delicious spinach and ricotta raviolli ( iam,iam)! great service, great view ( if you sit close to the lake view), pleasant atmosphere.

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Wonderful restaurant just a half mile offshore from Stresa. Excellent pasta, meats and desserts. Attentive staff and a good wine list. Great place to relax.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had a group dinner as a farewell for a tour of Florence and Northern Italy this past week. The fresh perch was melt-in-your-mouth good with a very attentive staff and a location on Isola dei Pescatori, which is known for the most restaurants per capita in Italy. It was a very nice dinner.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch on Easter monday with the entire family as every year. We always appreciate the friendly waiters, the great food and the fantastic view. A great thank you to the always smiling owner

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were staying on the island and had a meal here on one of the evenings just by chance. It was a great experiance not just because we enjoyed the food but because the guys were so freindly and welcoming. There were a number of tour groups there when we arrived but a few tables of people staying on this... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had a lovely light lunch here while visiting the 3 Borrmean islands - the fritto misto was delicious and of course the view enhanced the experience. Would recommend.

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Wolverhampton
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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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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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Address: Via Lungolago 6 | Isola Dei Pescatori, Stresa, Isola Pescatori, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0323 933808
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Stresa  >  Isola Pescatori
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Lungolago 6 | Isola Dei Pescatori, Stresa, Isola Pescatori, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Stresa  >  Isola Pescatori
  • Phone Number: +39 0323 933808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Soups

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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