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Al Cenacolo

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Via Carlo Pedretti 16, 23022 Chiavenna, Italy
034332123
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
superb food, quiet town, beautiful wines

The restaurant allows BYO so we bought a selection of wines from a local wine merchant and took them along with us to enjoy with the meal. The food was fantastic, each course being quintessentially Italian and cooked to the highest standards. The wines could have easily outshone the foo, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The restaurant allows BYO so we bought a selection of wines from a local wine merchant and took them along with us to enjoy with the meal. The food was fantastic, each course being quintessentially Italian and cooked to the highest standards. The wines could have easily outshone the foo, but that was not the case at all. After the... More 

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Molinella, Italy
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

For many years now returning from our annual stay in the Engadin,we have lunch in this wonderful restaurant and we have never been disappointed. The pleasant interior, unpretentious, but, in my opinion,a small masterpiece of interior architecture,the well chosen artwork, the beautiful little knife with real horn handle to cut the delicious small salami , the friendly ,civilized staff and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a superb place with gracious attentive owner and local yet gourmet choices cooked to order- or slow cooked hours earlier. House red was a reserve ; braseola was extraordinary and the truffle and fungi pasta.. Oh my! We were 6 hearty eaters from various parts of the US. And the place was slick and sophisticated with modern art... More 

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Austin, TX
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We were staying on Lake Como and made a day trip to Chiavenna. What a wonderful day we had, most notably for our decision to dine at Al Cenacolo. The setting was beautiful, small and quaint inside and the service was outstanding. There is a €3 cover per person, but it includes a wonderful assortment of fresh breads, cured salami... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We’d wanted to visit Al Cenacolo for a while after the recommendation in Fred Plotkin’s excellent book “Italy for the gourmet traveller” (high recommended). We finally managed to get there recently for lunch after driving over from Varenna. It was well worth the wait as the food on offer is truly superb. It’s a great place to try out local... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Would recommend it to anyone wanting an amazing evening with amazing, local food! Extensive, local wine list, very friendly staff, very nice experience!

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Chiavenna, Italy
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I'm from Chiavenna and every time I feel like enjoying something really typical from our area, I know where to go. This restaurant is just the best choice you can do. It is simple and discrete, not too much luxury... The menu offered includes all the local specialities, but what it is really special about this place, is that everything... More 

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Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Ask for recommendations from the menu and you will be served local specialties with an ambitious and delicious touch. As a good example of this - the recommended wine is the house wine on caraffe, which is definitely not cheap and certainly a really good red wine.

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Zürich
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2010

Cenacolo is my favorite Restaurant in Chiavenna on rainy days. It offers the typical specialities of the region, in high quality. Ask for Stinco, 5P ... The Terace above river Mera is very nice. Not Cheap.

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Address: Via Carlo Pedretti 16, 23022 Chiavenna, Italy
Phone Number: 034332123
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Sondrio  >  Chiavenna
Average Prices: USD 24 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: Via Carlo Pedretti 16, 23022 Chiavenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Sondrio  >  Chiavenna
  • Phone Number: 034332123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

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