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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 173
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Great view, food & friendly staff

This restaurant is right on the water with several different patios & rooms from which to choose. Fare is simple, but delicious. Staff is incredibly friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Muffy W
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Oberwil, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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289 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oberwil, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is right on the water with several different patios & rooms from which to choose. Fare is simple, but delicious. Staff is incredibly friendly.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A very special place on the road from Como to Menaggio, just after the tunnel on the edge of Brienno. There are two parts – one above the road in the giant rock wall and the other bellow the road on the lake shore. We had a nice table on the terrace overlooking the Lago di Como. Excellent view to... More 

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como
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We arrived when other restaurant had already closed their kitchen at lunch (unfortunately usual thing on the lake, even if it was sunday) and their courtesy was unexpected. They made sure that we had a parking spot, then prepared two tables to accomodate the stroller, and the table was right on the lake. The meal was superb, with fresh and... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very nice place for a more upscale dinner. Just north of the long tunnel. Plenty of parking. Views that you expect.

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Grasse, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Truly delicious food. Lots of choice on the menu. Great and friendly service and good views across the lake. Would go back...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Certainly this is a special place but don't expect one of the best meals you'll ever have. Service was only fair, they seemed very understaffed, and they did not seem to relish the role of serving tourists - even though that's what their business depends on.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The restaurant is next to the lake. You can enjoy delicious italian dinner with nice view in tomantic ambiente. The service was very kind.

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Province of Turin, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Fantastic location also inside if cold you can enjoy a beautiful lake view. Food is original and very very good, at right price for what you get. Staff is very kind, and they have arranged for us an amazing boat trip of one hour that made special the evening, I strongly recommend it (of course you pay a sensible amount... More 

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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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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: Romantic, 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?