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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sublime Italy at it,s best!

We reserved a table for lunch. Good idea. We arrived and were treated as if we were celebrities and given the best seat in the house! Being a fine day. Our table was in the furthest and most romantic alcove towards Isola Bella, the neighbouring island. Being a painter - with my gear in my bag I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Rieverrover
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Northumberland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Lausanne, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Food quality was way below average. It is mentioned in Michelin guide but I have no clue why. There are other nice places on the island to visit.

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Northumberland
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We reserved a table for lunch. Good idea. We arrived and were treated as if we were celebrities and given the best seat in the house! Being a fine day. Our table was in the furthest and most romantic alcove towards Isola Bella, the neighbouring island. Being a painter - with my gear in my bag I was in 7th... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

we chose this restaurant because it was quieter than many of the others on the island,no tour groups or school parties.The views are beautiful, the service was perfect and the food and wine was amazing.Try any of the fish dishes and add some prosecco and just relax.It is not the cheapest restaurant on the island but it is worth every... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Location is very nice. Looking to Isola Bella and Stresa. Service was excellent, food was very delicious and it was presented very well. We took red wine they recommended. Worth visiting for lunch or dinner.

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Paphos
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visited this restaurant tonight for my wife's birthday celebration. The best I can say about the experience was that it was decidedly average. And that's being kind. The food was overpriced for the quality and attention to detail was non existent. Stone cold plates, no time to breathe between some courses and long waits between others. Supposed pea puree... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a friend in Lugano. Isola Superiore can be touristy but this Hotel/Restaurant is anything but that. It is hidden from where you arrive via ferry - just follow the signs. We sat outdoors and enjoyed the view of Lake Maggiore. My husband said he had the best pasta of our trip.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We came here for lunch on a cloudy April day with almost no tourists around. We sat inside and there was plenty of space. My daughter had the ravioli which was really excellent, I wish I had ordered that. My husband and I shared a starter with different types of lake fish prepared in different ways, a real joy for... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This place is worth the view of Lake Maggiore that you have. My suggestion is to order a fish and white wine. After that, enjoy the place and the view!

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Ascona, Switzerland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We arrived by boat and gave the restaurant a quick call to let them know that we arrived, a second later we where picked up with a smaller boat from the buoy. We got an amazing table a bit on the side directly on the water front. I ate the fois gras for starter which was fantastic main course i... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We ate at Verbano during our visit to the island. The location of the restaurant is nice, food is good but frankly overpriced in terms of food quality and portion

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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: Romantic, Special occasions

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