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Ristorante Sociale

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Via Rodari 6, 22100, Como, Italy
031 264042
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly, we wanted to like this place very much, especially after reading the reviews and getting a personal recommendation. However, we've had far better Italian food in both Paris, Geneva and heck, even New York. The staff was very friendly which compels me to give it a three star review versus two. The quality of the food was average, the... More 

Thank Ryan H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Service was great and the atmosphere was very nice. It was an easy walk from our hotel.

Thank Kari U
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had high hopes after reading the reviews and getting a personal recommendation. Entrees/prime platti were good but the main courses were very disappointing- average quality food, side dishes lukewarm, fish overcooked. And the most expensive meal by far in our time in Italy.

Thank 222Sally
Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

A lovely little restaurant with really nice service. Our food was delicious and traditional Italian. Reasonably priced too.

Thank dnwoods73
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Passed by during day and then on back of trip advisor reviews went for dinner. Not disappointed. Friendly and helpful staff and good wine recommendation. Grilled escalope of veal beautifully cooked tender and tasty with lovely mixed boiled veg without butter or herbs. The chocolate salami is a must only 5 euros and it is chocolate heaven. Don't be put... More 

Thank Dunf123
S Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

V near the cathedral but with an anonymous frontage. Get there before 8.30pm (or book). We dined inside in a vaulted dining room. Good menu but also a few specials. Excellent warm hors-d'oeuvres and one of the best tiramisu ever. €124 for 3 people x 2 courses + 1 tiramisu + 1 bottle wine.

Thank 2653589793
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Ignore the frontage just visit real authentic interior with beautiful rear garden area Quality food , wine and service made a very appreciated evening

Thank Paul L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We dined in a group of 12 and the food was excellent. The owner was very attentive to our needs and explained the dishes in English for us. The first dish was a thin veal covered with a tuna paste and capers and was unbelievably amazing. Something new for me. Secondo was scallopine one of the many veal dishes. Also... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

When dining in Como it's great to have a view of the lake, or at least a piazza. This place has neither so I guess their food better be good, and it is. On a Tuesday night both their downstairs and upstairs diningrooms were full. A local recommended this place to us and told us to order the veal ossobucco.... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My husband and I found that sharing first and second plates is the way to go. We had fabulous spaghetti carbonara, followed by a grilled veal chop. Asparagus in oil and cheese was a special of the day. Although it was the best we ever had, it was only 1 € less than the veal chop. A bit pricey considering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Rodari 6, 22100, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como
  • Phone Number: 031 264042
Based on NY Times review and Frommers no website listed.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?