I found Il Vicoletto in 2010 When we arrive in Stresa it is our first port of call to make a reservation for 50% of our evenings in this delightful lake town. This is my type of cooking beautifully presented food with the right degree of piquancy. The carrot mousse in the cheese sauce was delicious and the pannacotta and mango mousse desert outstanding. I also had beef one night cooked to perfection. You can have a good glass of wine for a very reasonable 3.5 euros and I always feel the food is great value for money.
I do not eat bread but most good moderately priced Italian restaurants do not focus on warm fresh bread that come to the fore in a more anglo-saxon or french haute cuisine environment. The two ladies are an absolute joy and the atmosphere is at its best when there are no large parties of eight dominating the dining area. They both work hard and are ruthlessly efficient ensuring meals come with out haste but before you start to feel you are waiting- something that happens elsewhere in Stresa.
Do book during the high season people are often turned away.
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