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Piazza E. Motta 50, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to this Pizzeria after arriving in San Giulio. the Pizzas were ok although a little on the faty side. what we didnt like was the fact that if you order a Pizza you can't be sitting with the view to the lake.

Thank Levi M
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187 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rather busy place, however sitting outside is very nice. Recommend the pizzas with a cold beer on a sunny day. Service a bit harsh - but thats called italien charme ....

Thank rajang
Evergreen, Colorado
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is located on the waterfront overlooking the island of San Giulio. They make an excellent Salami Pizza and Ham and Mushroom Pizza. Because these are thin crust Pizzas, it is recommended to individually order a full Pizza, get a bottle of the local red wine, and watch the sunset.

Thank DrJHBickel
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here a couple of times last week, busy yet good service,and a great view over the island. The pizzas are good quality and a decent price as is the local beer. Had dinner one night in there with good quality food and fairly reasonable price.

Thank tommc666
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is sitting right by Lago Orta. We stopped in for a late lunch of pizza with prosciutto and Brie! Delicious! But if you are an ice cream sundae person this is the place for you! The first 5 to 8 pages of the menu are filled with pictures and descriptions of the most scrumptious ice cream sundaes! We... More 

Thank Holtem
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this restaurant. The view is stunning of beautiful Lago D'Orta and Isola San Giulio, the service was super attentive, and the food and drink were delicious! I had the gnocchetti, which was delicious, and for dessert I definitely recommend the chocolate/raspberry cake (I can't remember the exact name unfortunately). Definitely sit outside on the covered patio. I... More 

Thank Lili T
London, United Kingdom
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location serving good food with efficient and friendly service. Nothing exceptional but well worth a visit. Good honest food!

Thank brobecs
London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate to arrive early, right at noon, since we got a lovely table right near the lakeside. Within half an hour, it was completely full, mainly with European tourists. Our rather frazzled but extremely nice waitress switched handily from English to French to German and handled the crowd gracefully and speedily. We had been told that the town... More 

Thank Kate W
Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The staff here were really helpful and made our evening. The restaurant is on the lakeside and is good for aperitifs as well as full meals. The food was very well presented, and my steak was mouthwateringly tender.

Thank ruthjanet2016
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Always reliable, providing good food at excellent prices. The lakeside position in the Piazza Motta captures the atmosphere of this very special town. The staff are very attentive and helpful. Our thanks for another lovely dining experience

Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza E. Motta 50, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: 0322.90362

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?