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Via u. Ara, 2, 28838 Stresa, Isola Pescatori, Italy
+39 0323 30408
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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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
View and good food - there's both!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Shanna24
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Geneva, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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St Louis
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The Hotel Verbano on the Isola Pescatori is in Lake Maggiore. You take a boat out to the island, there are no cars allowed. The Verbano overlooks the Isola Bella and the palace. Ask for a room with a view. The restaurant in the hotel is lovely and rather modern. The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful. Beautiful... More 

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Avila Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great lunch, good wine, in a beautiful, peaceful, garden setting looking out over Lago Maggiore toward Stresa.

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Great Guana Cay
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Went here based on TA reviews. Glad we did for a delicious lunch. Upscale restaurant at south end of this little island with great views across Lake Maggiore towards Verbenia. Starter of puff pastry filled with gargonzola cheese and pears on a bed of prosciutto. Followed by risotto with lake perch in cream sauce and grilled large shrimp in cream... More 

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Miami, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Very helpful staff went our of their way to fix un a table in an outside terrace because retaurant was full to capacity, but did not want us to leave. Our waiter was a young man very professional and efficient, the food above average,my wife had a Lake trout pan fried that was very tasty for a lake fish. I... More 

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Thun
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We booked this restaurant for lunch time the service was very good and the food also. Location is fantasic and the restaurant is very big! The only quarm I have is that it was a bit pricey, there are just as good if not better restuarants much cheaper. You pay for the location of course!

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Yorkshire
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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The water taxi ride is a none too shabby way to start the evening. You land at a private jetty and walk 50 yes to be greeted by the maitre' d. You're shown to a table overlooking the lake lit by little starlight lanterns. The sommelier brings you each a glass of prosecco. The setting, food and wine were second... More 

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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: Romance, Special occasions

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