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Verbano

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Via u. Ara, 2, 28838 Stresa, Isola Pescatori, Italy
+39 0323 30408
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We had a wonderful dinner here. The food was impeccable. Wonderful views of Isola Bella. I'm very nice wine list and attentive service. We could not have asked for more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Manlius, New York
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Manlius, New York
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful dinner here. The food was impeccable. Wonderful views of Isola Bella. I'm very nice wine list and attentive service. We could not have asked for more.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

An ideal evening dinner, with water taxi service from Stresa to the island. The taxi driver let the children drive the boat, and they enjoyed it. The food was superior, but the waitstaff obviously preferred the locals or regulars to first timers. Nonetheless, I loved the restaurant. It was a beautiful evening. Good for families, couples, small groups, and individuals... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a perfect location and summer terrace with astonishing view! To visit this place means not only to eat, but also to have relaxing and memorable time! Food was excellent (they don't have a Michelin star but they definitely deserve it). I had the freshest buratto ever, and big king's prawns where super good. Coffee was real Italian... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had the meat tasting menu which was a cured meat platter, roasted duck ravioli and lamb chops. All of which were yummy. The service was attentive and great for the kids. A word of warning - the tasting menu is a LOT of food - we left very happy and very very full!!! Great wine list and I could... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

But the service was such a let down. We booked through our hotel - Iles Borrommees ..so had a great table, beautiful weather, we were in a great mood and then we were offered water on arriving - great so far and then they continued to ignore us and when we complained the service was efficient but they clearly didn't... More 

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Monaco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Verbano has the best and most romantic setting in Pescatori. Service is friendly and food is good too though IMO not quite as good as Casabella. Still overall an excellent experience and worth a visit!

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Guildford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Thank you very very much Ghita, Claudia, Angela, Maitre, Cook, Marcello and Everyone at the Verbano for the most perfect Wedding Party for our daughter. Every guest, old and young, complimented the gorgeous venue and the delicious food. The service was impeccable, and the atmosphere elegant and yet relaxed, romantic and fun. A great time was had by all and... More 

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Dorset
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It was fun to go over to the island for dinner, but to be honest it was not really worth it. The restaurant was expensive, and the food only fair. It would have Been a better choice in my opinion to visit the island by boat during the day, but not eat there. I think they trade on the fact... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

we ordered Fish and Salad...with one Glass of Wine ..and ended up with more than 100€....for two persons only! The potatoes were sucked with oil and the salad was less than a side salad (each for 10€!!) ..when we returned the plate and we left 80% of the 'meal' nobody of the staff asked if we were satisfied. There are... More 

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Brussels
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful terrace, terrific service, very copious risotto, delicious tartare of fish and prawns, turbot with not such a delicate sauce, very good warm cake with lemon. Splendid evening. Highly recommendable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via u. Ara, 2, 28838 Stresa, Isola Pescatori, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Stresa  >  Isola Pescatori
  • Phone Number: +39 0323 30408

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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