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“A great Italian Family restuarant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Gallina che Fuma

La Gallina che Fuma
Via Turati, 1 | Loc. Fondotoce, 28924 Verbania, Italy
0323586851
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Ranked #34 of 148 Restaurants in Verbania
Price range: $32 - $38
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
rehovot
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A great Italian Family restuarant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Friendly staff. great food.
you feel at home.
Do you remember the scene in the animated film Ratatouille where the food critic Anton Ego has a flashback to his childhood when he tastes the dish ?
that's how you feel. don't miss it.

Visited September 2012
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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South of england
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful evening - 50th Birthday celebrations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We booked for 14 of us for my pre-birthday celebrations. The night before! A bit out of town - but reasonable. About 7 minutes by taxi from Pallanza. Setting not great. BUT Restaurant excellent. Two sisters. One front of house . Made the evening so much fun! Had lovely outside table. Had the pudding Mama had made... a real party restaurant. Food amazing. My steak could have fed a small country! Bill very reasonable considering amount of wine we drank! Best night of our holiday. Thank you girls... a must I would say.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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milano,italia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Recently visited on August 29th with our guests from California: they particularly liked the chicken and the homemade desserts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

We returned to this pleasant "trattoria" near the lake Maggiore. We had friends visiting from California and we wanted to eat good Italian food. We were successful: we ate chicken and my daughter had the so called "pinzimonio" ( raw vegetables with a dip). All were delicious. Try the homemade desserts:we had tiramisu, mascarpone and and chocholate cake. Really worth trying.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Intra, Italia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Definitely the best home style Italian kitchen around, at a very affordable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Sicilian owners, wonderful atmosphere, small place (I think small places are the best for quality) - the waiters will sit at your table to ask what you're gonna eat, contributing to the friendly and informal atmosphere, and they'll obviously respect your romantic dinner.

Very good kitchen, with vegetables, pasta, meat or fish as you prefer.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Altdorf, Switzerland
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“Great easy-going trattoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

On the way back from the trip to the islands on Laggo Maggiore (Isole Borromee) we realized that it is dinner time and would be better to eat in Italy than after the Swiss border. So we asked the GPS and "La Gallina.." sounded funny and convincing enough to give it a try.
Our expectations for a nice trattoria with a good food have been met completely.
Our group ordered a local antipasto misto, then risotto with zucchine and smoked goose, gnocchi with cheese, parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant with cheese) and finally a tagiliata di manzo (the beef was served on a hot stone). To drink - a liter of local, slightly sparkling red wine. The waitresses were helpful and cheerful. And the bill was very reasonable.
Overall - a nice, really italian experience, especially if you arrive from the side of Ticino.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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