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Via Lungolago 6 | Isola Dei Pescatori, Stresa, Isola Pescatori, Italy
+39 0323 933808
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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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Outdoor seating

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  • 32
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2014
Rosy1004
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Newcastle, Australia
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New York, New York, United States
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151 reviews 151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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9 restaurant reviews
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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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3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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24 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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66 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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