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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 203
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best hospitality on Lake Como

If Francesco looks a bit tired it's only because he works 18 hour days in the Season to ensure everything and everyone is looked after perfectly at his heavenly lake side restaurant. You can have ordinary any day but there aren't too many places in the world where you can't tie up your motor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Anita137
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Vienna, Austria
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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  • Italian first
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long island
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

First the good. The views are to die for. Of the places to sit, it's hard to think there's a bad seat in the house. I didn't love my appetizer - maybe I shouldn't have gotten it in this restaurant, but my beef tartar was disappointing. Not nearly as good as I had days earlier in a much less fancy... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

If Francesco looks a bit tired it's only because he works 18 hour days in the Season to ensure everything and everyone is looked after perfectly at his heavenly lake side restaurant. You can have ordinary any day but there aren't too many places in the world where you can't tie up your motor boat, have a Spritzer on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

No problemo! Alina and Francesca and their team prepared the most wonderful night for 80+ friends and family and when they closed down the party at 1.00am it was only because they could see we might have stayed on until 5.00am! Superlatives include easy to work with, warm and professional, copious amounts of delicious Italian food, brilliant setting, delightful staff,... More 

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Novate Milanese, Italy
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful location, the terrace on the Lake is really enchanting. Very good food, wines and service. Price is in line with all the above. Just one remark: parking is troublesome Best with the good season: from May to September.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stopped here earlier today while on our holiday in Laglio Lake Como. The restaurant was recommended to us by the lady who checked us in to our apartment. As stated in other reviews the view and setting is perfect, we sat on the terrace with our 8 month old little boy who was totally spoilt by the staff with... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was I think the fifth or sixth time we went to this restaurant over the last 5 years. And unfortunately, I think, it will have been the last time. The location of this restaurant is without doubt one of the best at the lake, directly at the lake shore with a very nice and romantic terrace. We usually go... More 

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

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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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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