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Casabella

Via del Marinaio 1, Stresa, Isola Pescatori, Italy
+39032333471
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cleveland
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We ate lunch on the terrace on a beautiful day. View is great, service was professional. The food was artfully prepared, but not as good as it looked. We all had pasta dishes, perhaps fish dishes or dining in the evening are better choices. But at the prices they charge, I expected better than what we got.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The short advice about this place is: take "pescato fresco". It is not cheap, but worth it. It is the fish of the day from the nearby lakes. They gave us Lavarello and it really was delicious (a delicate trout I would say). To go to Isola dei Pescatori (Isola Superiore for Google Maps) call the restaurant and they will... More

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Hertfordshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband had arranged dinner as a surprise during our anniversary stay in Stresa. From the moment we stepped onto the taxi boat that met us, it was magical. We were shown to a table on the terrace with the most wonderful views as it was a warm and sunny evening. I am not tolerant of bad service in restaurants... More

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Sydney, Australia
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184 reviews 184 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were delighted that our hotel made the booking for dinner for us at Casabella. The service was professional and pleasant. This restaurant has spectacular views over the water looking towards Stresa on the mainland. Our starters and mains and wine were all excellent.

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London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband took me to this 'supposedly' fine Italian restaurant which was strongly recommended by our hotel in Stresa as being flexible and accommodating to vegetarians on my 40th birthday 2 weeks back. View was Magnificent but the staff were extremely rude and uninterested in making any pastas without meat or fish. So we just had to order a boring... More

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Turin, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner at Ristorante Casabella a few evenings ago. They picked us up in stresa with a small boat and drove us there, where a charming waitress was already waiting for us. After a short stroll around this nice and very small island, we sat on the terrace for our dinner. The view is stunning: the Lake Maggiore has... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We found the restaurant charged significantly more than other places we ate on the island but the food and the service did not justify that premium. Despite having booked a window table, we were sat in a corner and were left a long time waiting for service. We were left with the distinct impression that there were others dining there... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Arriving by boat to a lunch booking, with not a cloud in the sky, you know it's going to be a good day. Waitress was great; local, knowledgable, and fun, food and service was without fault. complimentary Pressco on arrival, Limoncello to finish. 3hrs later and the perfect long lunch is complete. Table left front on the terrace is worth... More

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Burlingame, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

It is always fun traveling on a boat to go to dinner. We have eaten at Casa Bella 3 times in the past 3 years. Not much has changed. We had very good service, and good food. The risotto nero di seppia (risotto with squid ink) was excellent. Also, the filet of beef was very good. The kids all had... More

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Leiden, NL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Took the boat over to Isola dei Pescatori. First we tried to get into the Hotel Verbano but some idiot had booked the entire restaurant, so we walked along and decided to try Casa Bella instead. Lucky for us! The lady in charge gave us a great table at the front of the loggia overlooking the water; great view but... More

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