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Il Caminetto

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Viale Progresso, 4, 23828 Perledo, Italy
0341 815225
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Dining Experience We Had in Italy...Very Much Worth The (Beautiful) Drive

First off, I've never planned any part of a vacation around eating at a specific restaurant...so heading to Torino from Alta Badia we took the northerly route through the Valtellina (a very nice drive) to hit the northern tip of Lake Como. We got our room across the street and walked down to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ham M
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, I've never planned any part of a vacation around eating at a specific restaurant...so heading to Torino from Alta Badia we took the northerly route through the Valtellina (a very nice drive) to hit the northern tip of Lake Como. We got our room across the street and walked down to the lake and took a swim at... More 

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Thank Ham M
Schriever, Louisiana
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We participated in a cooking class with Chef Moreno, who is very entertaining! He picked us up near our hotel and brought us up to his homey restaurant where we met people from around the work who were also taking the class. This was a thoroughly enjoyable day, and one of the highlights of our time in Varenna. The food... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were encouraged to sign up for the cooking class with Chef Moreno. We had a great time. And while we really didn't get to cook anything, it was a lovely setting, we met interesting people, and we had a great time. The food was good, too.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Chef Moreno and his family run a remarkable establishment. The food is fantastic. If at all possible go there for one of his cooking class!

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It's the start of the rainy season today in Varenna, IT. You could not find a better way to consume the entire day than to spend it with Moreno whiling away the 6 leisurely hours watching, listening, learning and helping him prepare your lunch, chatting with him and seat mates (today's crew of 14 was mostly Americans with an additonal... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, Well worth the trip up the hill. There is parking but the road is very windy & narrow so it might be worth taking a taxi. If you are staying at the Grotto di Gittana it is a short walk up the hill. Would recommed reserving. Great food, service & ambiance.

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Wangaratta, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We had 6 hours in a cooking class with lunch. Great hosts, real lesson in Italian cooking with plenty of wine, food and atmosphere. Highly recommended, if you are in Varenna it is a must do, thank you Moreno and family.

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Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I had a very nice meal created and served by Chef Moreno and his charming wife Rosella. I am a vegetarian and there were tons of choices for me. Plus Chef would have modified a dish to suit my tastes. Chef drives to your hotel, picks you up, you travel up this twisting winding road with spectacular views, you eat... More 

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Great food, good italian atmosphere, nice friendly chef. 6 glasses of red house wine €7,50, after dinner free great limoncello. Menu of €28 very tasty en plenty!!

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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This's was the most fun thing we did on our visit to Lake Como. We took Chef Moreno's cooking class. It was a treat. He is charming and the food was terrific. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Progresso, 4, 23828 Perledo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Perledo
  • Phone Number: 0341 815225

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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