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“Good quality Local Country Fare” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chalet Gabriele Polentoteca

Chalet Gabriele Polentoteca
Localita Pra Filippo, 60, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
+39031963624
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Ranked #28 of 62 Restaurants in Bellagio
Price range: $29 - $38
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Brisbane, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good quality Local Country Fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

To enjoy this restaurant a car is almost a necessity as it is located about 15 minutes from Bellagio at the bottom of San Primo in a little village called Piano Rancio.

We booked a table for 15 and there were other tables with bookings of similar numbers. The chalet can seat around 150 people both upstairs and downstairs.

The atmosphere is informal and relaxing and the service suits the ambiance. All 15 of us were very happy with our choices of antipasti, primi and secondi courses. Favorites included "Lardo", "Pizzoccheri" and anything with Polenta as we dining in a house that specialises in Polenta. The restaurant caters for those with a sweet tooth also.

Parking in the vicinity is always available and the menu is online if you want to check other options to Polenta.

We were all happy with the experience and found the bill reasonable.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Madliena, Malta
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great local Recommendation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We have Italian friends that live on the shores of Lake Como and they had been telling us about this restaurant for quite some time. This time around we got them to drive us there and it was well worth it.

The dishes we had with polenta were all great. The polenta served was not the liquidy type that is prepared in other parts of Italy, but firmer. In my opinion this version is infinitely better. Make no mistake, the place does not only serve polenta, and the polenta actually crops up with a lot of other things. We had the house special polenta which was excellent together with a selection of starters. Good wine list, service and incredible views at a reasonable price.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Food with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Although I am not a great lover of Polenta dishes this is a lovely restaurant, long steep drive to get to it but the view from the panoramic windows is wonderful.

Faultless, friendly and fast service. If you're into Polenta you'll love it, if not choose a dish with meat in it :)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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