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

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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
Beautiful setting, food and atmosphere

This is the place to go for a lovely meal, set at the southern peak of Isola Pescatori, so that you overlook Isola Bella whilst eating sumptious seafood and sipping Prosecco. The whole place is beautiful, especially the dining room, and I would love to have a reception or occasion here! The boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
elisabeth101961
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Epsom, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is the place to go for a lovely meal, set at the southern peak of Isola Pescatori, so that you overlook Isola Bella whilst eating sumptious seafood and sipping Prosecco. The whole place is beautiful, especially the dining room, and I would love to have a reception or occasion here! The boat ride and walk around the tiny island... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Spent an amazing romantic evening here with my partner on a recent trip. Picked up by boat in Baveno and then taken to this magical little island on the beautiful Lake Maggiore. Location, service, food all outstanding. Nothing else needs to be said.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Originally we were planning to eat on the island in the evening, after the ferries had finished, however as we needed to get back to Pallanza, this was going to be quite costly - the staff were so helpful in finding out for us what was involved but in the end we had to say no. It was such a... More 

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Vaasa, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Atmosphere, view, staff and especially food was awesome. Food was little bit pricy but delicious. The view from restaurant to Isola Bella and Stresa was great. Easily recommended if You are on Isola Pescatori and need to have a proper full menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had lunch in the sun, practically on the water. The inside setting for the restaurant is the most stunning I have seen. White linen against the beautiful blue lake outside. This would be a wonderful setting for a special get together. Food, needless to say, lived up to the surrounds.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Arrived for a quick plate for lunch. Ordered the antipasti di pesce, and were delighted. Three fish from the lake - char, trout and perch - done in different ways (the trout fresh and uncooked was simply superb). It simply couldn't have been bettered. Simple lunch, invigorating.

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Armidale, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had lunch here with group of fellow travelers, the food, wine and service were all very good, the chocolate dessert was especially good. We were a group of 15, all meals arrived at same time. The view across the lake to Isola Bella and the mainland are lovely. Would recommend this restaurant.

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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

After an exhausting sailing trip on the Lago Maggiore we landed at the Restaurant Verbano on the Pescatore Island. They are offering a buoy to attach your boat and taxi you to the Restaurant. The Restaurant is at a splendid location at the south end of the Island. Because the weather didn't allow to eat outside we have eaten inside,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Fantastic meal, great location, warm and welcoming staff, just what we hoped for and more. Ask for the best table on the water front if you can get it. We suggested the waitor select the wine and he did a good job (he chose mid to low priced italian red). Memorable visit. Superb view of isola bella.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

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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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