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“Great pizza.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Carrettiere

Il Carrettiere
via Coloniola, 18, Como, Italy
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Ranked #46 of 412 Restaurants in Como
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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“Great pizza.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

We want there on a recommendation and found it to have great food. I was surprised that there was no outside seating and it got a bit warm and stuffy towards the end, but the food was great. I had the pizza with porcini mushrooms and carpaccio and it was great. Crust was thin and crispy but not burned. I couldn't even finish it all.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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“Great pizza surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

My husband and I felt like pizza after many a seafood meal and found this recommended on tripadvisor. I had to laugh at the reviews saying it's off the main track and away from the lake - it is exactly one block back from the lake! But it was raining so we wanted to be able to walk nearby and gave it a bash. We weren't disappointed - the pizzas were delicious! and the restaurant was full of locals and tourists alike. Although we only had pizzas, the other food also looked great around us. Especially the meat dishes. Great atmosphere and great food - well worth popping into. One tip: pizzas are big - they can easily be shared. Or do what we did - ate the leftovers on the ferry the next day.

Visited July 2013
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Cardiff
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“A hidden gem away from the lakeside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We were in Como on a wet Sunday in June and a group of six were looking for somewhere to eat away from the lakeside. Having previously found that restaurants away from the main area were often better then the usual tourist fare we came upon RISTORANTE PIZZERIA IL CARRETTIERE on 18, v. Coloniola. A very unassuming front entrance led us in to a busy restaurant full of families and couples. The atmosphere was genuinely local Italian and the food excellent and good value. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is visiting Como at any time of year. The Pasta Paesano was excellent as were the vast array of pizzas.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Unassuming but extraordinary restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed nearby at the In Riva a Lago B&B (see separate review). The hotel staff recommended Il Carrettiere restaurant, which is literally steps away, around the corner (out the hotel front to the right, then turn right and you're there!).

This restaurant doesn't look like much from outside other than maybe another pizzeria. But inside, it opens up to a large dining room in the back with long tables for big parties and smaller ones for couples and 3-4.

The food however, is extraordinary and astounding! A variety of regional and local dishes, very reasonably priced, but amazing flavor and variety.

We had the Pasta alla Norma (with grilled eggplant and shaved pecorino cheese; yum!); the Tagliata di Carne (Steak crusted with bread crumbs, crushed pistachios and minced garlic, simply amazing!); and their specialty, Spaghetti Astice, Lobster Spaghetti. It was all wonderful! (see pictures)

We had the Crème Brulee for dessert, and that was great also! The best part: The prices weren't outrageous--in fact it was one of the less expensive dinners we had!

We highly, highly recommend visiting this restaurant for some of the best regional cooking at very reasonable prices!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Ottima pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you wanto to eat a very good pizza in Como, this is one of the best places! It's a nice restaurant with good prices.

Visited January 2013
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