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Piazza Motta, 50, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
0322.90362
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice but naughty ...

Sat and ordered drinks only so moved away from the lake to seats in the square! Two beers a coke and a wine arrived along with a lovely platter of nibbles ... Not your average crisps but cold meats cheese stuffed crust type pizza edging and salami ... Nice touch. Second round of drinks - another... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
hsmel
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UK
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Sat and ordered drinks only so moved away from the lake to seats in the square! Two beers a coke and a wine arrived along with a lovely platter of nibbles ... Not your average crisps but cold meats cheese stuffed crust type pizza edging and salami ... Nice touch. Second round of drinks - another platter. Told the waitress... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A charming restaurant in the heart of Orta San Guilio. We sat on their terrace - not on the more public 'pavement' tables - and enjoyed wonderful lunch of local food of a very high quality, with pleasant if slightly rushed service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We ate here a couple of times on our trip and had great meals on each occasion. This is not as fine dining as some but the food is really, really good, the serice is great and it is great value. Can't ask for more!

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South West
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We went to this restaurant a few times, as it was centralled located and popular with the group we were with. There weren't a lot of restaurants that are easy to find in Orta, we ended up having to resort to TripAdvisor to find them. If you want a pizzeria, this is a good choice. It's well priced and they... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We were encouraged by locals to try this restaurant and to book a table overlooking the lake. So we did! Having read recent reviews, we were a bit apprehensive about the food, but, in fact, our meat was cooked just as we prefer it (rare, with juices sealed in) and was very tender and tasty. The wine was well-chosen and... More 

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

2 restaurants in one ... Pizzeria on one side and gourmet on the other one + inside 1st floor ... Great dishes with impeccable ingredients ...great wine choice and good service ... If one sits on the terrace in front of the island with sunshine ... With good glass of franciacorta .. It's a perfect moment

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

We came early and had a nice dinner on the sun just on the seafront. The location could not have been more beautiful with the view of the lake send the island. We had a very good pasta and the price was reasonable. Recommended!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We chose this restaurant simply because of its location, overlooking Lake Orta towards San Giulio Island. It turned out to be a good choice and we ate there on two consecutive nights. Although we had prevciously decided to try different places to eat the food was that delicious we returned to try alternative items on the menu. The staff were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Best view of all places. I have visited it many times although not the best place to eat. For a greta sunset, order a starter and a pizza with a glass of wine or Beer and you are in heaven. Stay away from mains and desserts. If you do this a magical evening with striking views and the food they... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Due to 2 rounds of visitors we have been to this restaurant twice in as many weeks. The reason is that its simply offers a range of fine dining or even pizza while being right on the lake edge. If you have not been to Orta yet then you are in for a fine surprise. The pizzas were biscuit they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Motta, 50, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: 0322.90362

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?