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Via Basilica 4 | Frazione Isola, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
0322 90234
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Brussels, Belgium
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523 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming restaurant overlooking the water on the Isola d'Orta - the only place to eat on the island. There are either formal dining rooms overlooking the water or the nicer I thought shady downstairs terrace. Dinner is complicated as it involves getting a ferry there and back (and normal services don't operate in the late evening), so lunch is the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant reminds me when I was in school.The wine is horrible - the pasta is OK and the main plate has nothing to do with a restaurant. Waiting for dessert. Even at 18 euro it seems expensive I have a degree in Hotelmanagement and I know that a tourist menu has to be cheap,but this is over the edge... More 

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This restaurant is the only place to eat on the beautiful, tiny island~Isola San Giulio. It's name is "Ristoro S. Giulio" and if you intend to go, making a lunch reservation is quite advisable. When you enter the place, you may be a bit confused as to where you will dine. It is infact, pretty nice. You go down a... More 

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Egregio Signore, siamo molto meravigliati della Sua recensione perchè se si sente il bisogno di scrivere bisogna dire la verità... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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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263 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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

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Thank Luciana B
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170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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

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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Basilica 4 | Frazione Isola, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: 0322 90234
Description
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?