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All 2 Brienno Restaurants

Crotto dei Platani

Via Regina, 73, Brienno, Italy
031 814038
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Brienno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
28 helpful votes 28 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

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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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This restaurant on lago di Como is located along the road along the lake, some miles from Cernobbio. You won't notice the place if you are not looking specifically for it. But once inside you will feel comfortable. In fact, it is truly a romantic dreamy place.... at least being there at the right time. We were here on invitation... More 

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austin, Tx
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Service was the best of any place we visited. Welcomed us with nice sparkling wine, appetizers and smiles. View and feel of restaurant was perfect blend. Felt like we were in traditional Italian 4 star lakeside destination. Far better experience that il Gatto Nero that was the only place we had poor service.

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Additional Information about Crotto dei Platani

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

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