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

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Great location, great food

We always have lunch here when we visit Stresa. The location is perfect looking over to Isola Bella and the food is delicious. Well worth the money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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87 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always have lunch here when we visit Stresa. The location is perfect looking over to Isola Bella and the food is delicious. Well worth the money.

Thank scottyljd
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This was our second visit to this excellent restaurant in the past 18 months. Again a great experience in any possible way. First, it is a wonderful location on the island with great views of Isle Bella and all the surrounding. Especially when you can sit on the large patio. Second, the food is excellent. Delicious. Third, the service is... More 

Thank Michael H
Burlington, Vermont
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

A boat ride to this lovely small island is well worth it. The restaurant offers an incredible menu and the views are breathtaking. We also stayed the night in this lovely old hotel. Do not count on the wifi, it is hot or miss.

Thank gcuz
Ely, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Restaurant sent a boat to collect us from Baveno and upon arrival we were greeted and sat at table on a narrow terrace right next to the lapping water of the lake looking across to Pallanza.....perfect. Food was great too. Fish dishes not disappointing and everything beautifully presented. Service efficient and friendly.

Thank Monkeys40th
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Excellent service and food; we've been back twice. Not cheap, but worth it for a splurge. Amazing seafood including many fantastic dishes using fish caught locally in Lake Maggiore.

Thank rtnorth
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The restaurant was the best place we ate during our holiday. The food was delicious and excellently presented. Food was served very fast. There are the most wonderful views of the lake and Isola Bella. The staff were impeccable except for a cashier who was in a hurry to close up and tried to stop us using the bathroom after... More 

Thank Liz-ellie
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Try the restaurant Verbano on Fisherman’s Island or Isola dei Pescatori at Lago Maggiore before it is discovered by Guide Michelin because then it will be impossible to get a table. Years ago we visited the island and had lunch at the restaurant - it was a boring experience - so when we were recommended to eat out there again... More 

Thank Christian E
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

While having holiday on Maggiore Lake we visited the 3 Islands . The hotel resceptionist told us the best plase for lunch is Pescatori Island so we chose this restaurant through trip advisor again. My husband liked the location so we decided to eat there. We understood it looked a bit expensive but still went for it. We had a... More 

Thank Yuksel W
Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Dinner at night overlooking the lake, it just doesn't get any better. Antipasto dish of a trio of different goose liver, amazing. Main courses of lake fishes and shrimp. Very nice. Great place to go when you want a different adventure. You must arrange a boat ferry to get to the island. Have your hotel set it up. 10 minute... More 

Thank Rob S
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food was very good and the service was very good. The view that this place has makes the meal worth it. It has an excellent view.

Thank Federico T

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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: Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic


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