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“Wow, the highlight of our trip!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crotto Piazzaga

Crotto Piazzaga
Localita Piazzaga, 22020 Torno, Italy
+39 (0)31419827
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Torno
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wow, the highlight of our trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

We spent 4 nights in Italy and our afternoon in Piazzaga was the highlight! First off, the walk from Torno to Piazzaga was a real treat, a rugged challenging path leads you to Piazzaga. The views on the way were truly amazing but even better when we arrived to the restaurant! We were about 15 minutes late for our lunch reservation but were greeted with very warm welcoming smiles. The sun was shining so we ate on the patio with stunning views of the mountains and lake. Out of our group of 4, there were 2 vegetarians and 1 vegan and they were very accommodating (I had called in advance but imagine they would of offered the same great service without the notice). The food was very tasty, delicious wine and coffee, home made liqueur and to top it all off the scenic views and warm hospitality made for an amazing afternoon I'll remember for years to come. The owners clearly love what they do and where they live and it makes for an excellent restaurant. We walked back a different way through Montepiatto - truly amazing scenery! Should we ever in the area again we'll definitely visit Crotto Piazzaga again! It really was the highlight of our break!

  • Visited October 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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“Amazing food,amazing value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011 via mobile

On a walk from Torno to Montepiatto and Piazzaga ( a great if arduous walk by the way) we stumbled upon the Crotto Piazzaga and had an impromptu lunch.
What a find this was! The views over the lake complement the wonderful home-made menu and the 4 of us had wine, antipasti, Pizzoccheri , desserts, coffee and home made liqueurs . At a total cost of 68 euros, this was by far the best value we had had in Italy.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A welcoming dinner table”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

My experience at Crotto Piazzaga was so good, it almost eclipses the food! First of all, the trip to this beautiful, idyllic mountain village is a valuable experience, and the classical northern italian cuisine (with a individualized, modernist flair) tops the whole thing off. Surrounded by ancient stones, roman paths, centuries-old churches and castles, with unbeatable views of Lake Como and the area, Crotto Piazzaga seems straight out of a fairy tale.

The foods I enjoyed there included an antipasta of HOME MADE salami and prosciutto with various aged cheese, spaghetti with pesto, and a deliciously tender chicken cooked in white wine. Crotto Piazzaga's selection of wines home-made liquors was equally tantalizing, and it was all served with a friendly cheer that made me want to spend a week there. The friendly atmosphere of the restaurant, with its flow of neighbors, hikers, and summer residents, was the perfect spice set anyone's appetite at ease.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vittorio Veneto, Italy
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“I love home-made pizzoccheri!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

Great food (enjoy the home made pizzoccheri!!!), a beautiful athmosphere and a wonderful view: what to ask more?
Departing from Torno (Como), a really cute walk throught the Como lake's mountain brings you to the little town of Piazzaga and his little restourant/trattoria: Crotto. Here you can enjoy a good meal and a rest with the sunny staff: absolutly amazing!

  • Visited June 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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