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Via Basilica 4 | Frazione Isola, Orta San Giulio, Italy
0322 90234
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 15 minutes just to get a menu which I finally took by myself. The waiters were ok, but overwhelmed. The food was nothing special, like a cantine. Even if we ordered the house menu, we had to wait too much for everything. We ended the lunch after 2 hours, skipping the coffee which was included and regretting we... More 

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here one night during the vacation. It was very nice, the people working here are friendly and they have the service to comw and get you and take you back with their boat to your hotel or in the town centre. The food was very good and they have a great variety of local dishes. Prise was very... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have lunched here about a dozen times over three years in April/May/June and thoroughly enjoyed it. This must be one of the best located restaurants in Europe. A trip across the lake from the town, excellent terrace and internal rooms, good service, friendly owners and staff. Hard to beat anywhere and at any price. Food including lake fish perfect... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

The only restaurant on the island, right on the lake, food was unbelievably good, we tried several dishes, from the soup to the desserts. Waiting staff was cordial and attentive, overall I highly recommend it

Thank Luciana B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Amazing place...average hospitality. The welcoming was extremely poor even rude. Once we got to the table instead service improved a lot. Food was on the average level however the view on the lake was incredible. This is the only restaurant on the island

Thank Paolo M
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Beautiful restaurant on superb place with real delicate Italian foods, and with a pleasant service. In daytime and the sight speaks for itself in the evening.

Thank Busai B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Warm and friendly service in a stunning location on Lake Orta. Good menu choice with helpful staff to advise further. Beautiful town to stroll around before or after the restaurant experience.

Thank Steve L. K
Lecco, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We chose to have lunch here (on a Friday and there weren't many diners) for a special occasion and were very pleased with everything from food to service. Terrace dining right next to the lake as the weather and season permitted it - very relaxing atmosphere. What I really appreciated about this place is that the menu is up on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is the only restaurant on the island and feels as if it has been here for centuries. Probably it has! Just below the Benedictine convent, it’s in a simply amazing spot looking across the lake, tremendously romantic, and understandably popular with young lovers. Our table was on the terrace downstairs which also has a magnificent view. As vegetarians, we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is the only restaurant on the island and has a nice terrace by the lake. The service is very slow, go there during mid low season period.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Vegetarian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Basilica 4 | Frazione Isola, Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: 0322 90234
on the island , NOT in Orta piazza Motta

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