We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Lidrovolante

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Piazzale Lido, 6, 28838 Carciano, Stresa, Italy
+ 39 0323 934475
Website
Add hours for Cafe Lidrovolante and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 68 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food not bad, view superb

We came here one evening and had a good meal. Came back two days later (different chef in the kitchen) and it was just so-so. Major plus : from the terrace you can enjoy the best possible view on the islands.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2014
loeloe
,
Tongeren, Belgium
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Tongeren, Belgium
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We came here one evening and had a good meal. Came back two days later (different chef in the kitchen) and it was just so-so. Major plus : from the terrace you can enjoy the best possible view on the islands.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Herts
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited for a meal in mid afternoon, I was wearing a Rolling Stones t-shirt and was greeted by the man behind the bar also wearing a Stones t-shirt.. We laughed about the co-incidence! We were seated at a table a fantastic view of the lake. The service was friendly and attentive. Suddenly the music stopped and was replaced with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We visited this restaurant 3 times during our stay in Stresa, and of all the meals we had, we enjoyed this the most - great Nodino's!, great value and fabulous outlook.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sliema, Malta
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Booked a table for two at this place for dinner on a Saturday. Better to start the experience from the beginning and my 12 steps to dining hell at this place! 1. Entered the restaurant 2. Spent ten minutes waiting standing up without even being noticed. 3. Finally seated 4. Noticing immediately not enough staff - two waiters for the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The restaurant is located on the lake with great views of the islands.The food was very good (except the potato dumplings). Steak, salads and light snacks delicious. The waitstaff were pleasant and patient (for folks like us who don't speak Italian). We ate there three times and each time had a great experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
wherever I lay my hat...
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I love this restaurant/bar. It is not only extremely friendly and has a great menu, but also has the most amazing views of the Borromean Islands. From the lakeside terrace you can relax with a cold drink and enjoy the sound of the water beneath you, whilst enjoying the views. I have been to the Lake on many occasions and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Italian Alpes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

We had a great time here....we found it was one of the only restaurants right on the lake front, excellent views overlooking the Borromean islands. very child friendly, with kids menu, hìgh chairs, nappy changing facilities etc. Excellent food, specializing in traditional Italian food , especially from the local Piemonte region. great steak and fish selection....we will def be back....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Soham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I had my lunch here the first day of my first visit to Italy 14 years ago and in my many visits back to Italy, have never found a lovelier view for a meal! The terrace looks out on the Borromean Islands and there is a great choice of food and wine. The service has always been friendly and welcoming.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Visited this cafe on two occasions for coffee and drinks but never ate there. The location is quite superb and the views over the lake are beautiful. It is very convenient to the cable car and to the small boats leaving for the islands. Apart from that I don't think I'd go out of my way to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Had a very nice lunch sitting outside after hitting the flea market in Baveno. Great plates of pasta and it was nice to sit right on the water. It's a walk out of the "main" part of Stresa but very manageable and a lovely footpath along the water to get there (and right next to the cable car). Got to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Lidrovolante also viewed

 
Stresa, Lake Maggiore
 

Been to Cafe Lidrovolante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazzale Lido, 6, 28838 Carciano, Stresa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Stresa  >  Carciano
  • Phone Number: + 39 0323 934475

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 53
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Lidrovolante staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?