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Crotto dei Platani

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Via Regina, 73, Brienno, Italy
031 814038
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 160
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A hidden gem!

We came across great reviews for this restaurant after booking into an apartment nearby so decided to make a dinner reservation, and we were not disappointed! The food, wine and ambience, not to mention the service, could not be faulted. We each had a delicious pasta dish followed by the lamb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Ange_w1
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We came across great reviews for this restaurant after booking into an apartment nearby so decided to make a dinner reservation, and we were not disappointed! The food, wine and ambience, not to mention the service, could not be faulted. We each had a delicious pasta dish followed by the lamb, which was excellent. A tip for those staying in... More 

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Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were recommended the Crotto by the our apartment owners and they booked us a table for three. The restaurant was very quiet, probably because it was pouring with rain and snowing in the mountains however this did not stop us receiving excellent service and wonderful food. My perch was beautifully cooked, my wife's venison delightfully succulent and my daughters... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were recommended this by a friend who lives close by. We weren't disappointed. I had the most wonderful birthday dinner with family sitting on the garden terrace overlooking Lake Como. Wonderful menu choice and wines. Fantastic - would definitely eat there again when the chance arose

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Switzerland/London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were recommended to this restaurant by the hotel that we were staying at not too far away. The menu was varied and the food just delicious. I had the gnocci, which was honestly the best I have ever tasted. For secondi I had the guinea fowl, which was equally as incredible. Although I think my eyes were larger than... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Traveling in Italy with no hotel reservations, we came upon this beautiful, tucked away restaurant on Lake Como. The main building was on the road, but what we saw was a crotto beneath the road right on the lake with a dock for those arriving by boat. The food was devine. A starter of Prosecio, Pumpkin gnocchi with freshly shaved... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were there in July, celebrating our intimate Italian Wedding lunch, with our dear friends. We sat outside, over looking this magical lake, just breath taking. The food, the service was faultless. It made our day perfect.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went there couple days ago for dinner. We were planning to sit outside next the lake Como but it was too windy so we have to stay inside for dinner else the view could. Have been stunning as this restaurant located right on the lake side with no street in between. Food was excellent especially their risotto with fish... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

On our way from Menaggio to Como we thought about having lunch at a nice place. As we weren't able to catch a parking space at Griante we decided to drive further on. However, some 15 kms later we caught sight of the Crotto sign by chance. And that was one of the best lunches e've had during our time... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Recommended by our boat hire company, we pulled up to the private Jetty where the waiters helped us moor. Instant Prosecco when we got to the table, bread, breadsticks, water (it's the little things that make the difference) and a really great and varied menu. The potato cake with porcini was among the best starter we've ever had. All in... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here and were lucky enough to get a table by the water. This restaurant had definitely the best location and view of the lake and mountains, compared to all of the restaurants where we've been. The waiters are very nice, the food was a true experience with very nice flavours. They had homemade bread which was also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Regina, 73, Brienno, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Brienno
  • Phone Number: 031 814038

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?