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“Gem hidden above Menaggio used by locals - trust their judgement” 4 of 5 stars
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La Vecchia Magnolia
Via Plesio 6 | Loc. Loveno, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
0039 0344 30567
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Ranked #9 of 29 restaurants in Menaggio
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Sussex England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Gem hidden above Menaggio used by locals - trust their judgement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Smashing little place with excellent local cuisine and personal service from the hosts. We both ate in the evening and used it for morning coffees en route out for the day. Clean and well run it strikes you quickly that a little off the beaten track this place gets its business from the locals - you can safely trust their judgement. Has a local court for the Italian version of boule below the terrace of pollarded plane trees. We we not able to get there on a night when they were playing but we bet its fun if you strike it lucky!

  • 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Positively Scrumptious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Food: Excellent - we had pasta, main dishes and tiramisu for dessert. Everything was great.

Service: Friendly and warm.

Location: This is an uphill climb from the town of Menaggio - we chanced upon it purely by accident when we were looking for food around our B&B (Lussy B&B). Still, it was pleasant surprise and we were very pleased with our meal.

Visited May 2013
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Homely setting,homely atmosphere, wonderful service and tasty, lovely food :)
Restaurant is above Menaggio,about 20 mins walk up hill from the centre, but so romantic and nice, definitely worth to walk extra mile :)

  • Visited May 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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Sausalito, CA
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wonder Trattoria above Menaggio, Lake Como”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stayed near this lovely trattoria high above Menaggio and had several meals there. During the day at lunch, there is a beautifulview of Lake Como and surrounding mountains. The cuisine includes alpine specialties but the menu has are the classic pastas and secondi as well. The food is very well prepared, the service is more than friendy and they have nice wine list. This is a great place for families with small children to dine. The meal service is continuous through most of the day. We enjoyed urselves at every meal at La Vecchi Magnolia, and woud return there as soon as possible.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This restaurant was just a little way down the hill from where we were staying. On our first visit we arrived late and lunch had finished but the staff were so helpful and prepared us a delicious late lunch which we enjoyed eating while looking out over Menaggio and the Lake.

Our second visit was on our last evening and the menu was excellent. A little different from the normal tourist menu but oh so very, very good.

The price was a little higher than some places but we had paid an outrageous bill in one restaurant and La Vecchia Magnolia was not as expensive and the food was wonderful.

The staff were marvelous, really welcoming and couldn't do enough to make you feel comfortable.

We will definitely eat here again on our return to Menaggio.

Good luck to all at La Vecchia Magnolia you deserve to be number 1 in the area.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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