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Il Ristorante di Paolo

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Largo Cavour, 5 | Ground Flr, Hotel Garni Corona, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
+39 0344 32133
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked to eat here on our last night. A group of 5 of us were booked for a table outside and we were not let down. We started with fizz and were not rushed by the staff to order at all. We ordered a bottle of white wine. I had the ravioli which was stunning to start. My partner... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner. If you want a table outside with lake view, you should definitely reserve a table beforehand. Service was great but portions were quite small and pricey. So if you're willing to spend a bit more for a nice dinner, this is a great choice.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for lunch while in Menaggio, it looked like a really nice place from the outside. I had fantastic Risotto with prawn and pistachio then for main course local Trout. It was brilliant food and the service great. Really treated us great and it turned out to be one of the finest lunches on the trip. Highly recommended and... More 

1 Thank kojowakizbi
Omaruru, Namibia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here on Saturday 16 July. Excellent food, service and location. I would highly recommend this restaurant - amazing.

1 Thank Liz L
Positano, Italy
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here. The food was very nice as was t wine. Reasonably priced and t staff were delightful. Crime brûlée a must. We are also staying in this beautiful boutique hotel which has recently been renovated. Perfectly situated on t water. A great package all around.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up eating in this restaurant 3 times during our stay in Menaggio! We first had lunch here the day we arrived. I had prawn risotto and my partner the lamb ragu dish – both excellent. We had planned to have dinner somewhere else in town but having walked round it was quite clear this was the best restaurant... More 

1 Thank Carson1654
Ledbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had 4 dinners over our stay, all were excellent (c €90) inc wines by the glass via the Coravin system. Very knowledgable and attentive staff. Compared to the other restaurants in the town centre this is by far the best and well positioned next to the lake

1 Thank Graham W
Toowoomba, Australia
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Arrived for lunch on a beautiful day with no booking - no problems with good outdoor table - loved the food but particularly loved the wines, including a solid selection of aged wines served with the Coravin (a truly amazing invention, that Daddy might be getting for Xmas)

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

They are always waiting for reservations and always EMPTY! Turned away every night with every table EMPTY. Why turn away a paying customer right in front of you in hopes that all your 'reservations' actually show up. Checked back later in the night and there were still tons of empty travels. Get over yourselves, this is a cute small town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We went there today for a light lunch. I had the casoncelli with veal jus; the pasta was spot on and the sauce absolutely delicious: I mopped up every last drop with bread. My husband only had the antipasto of polpo alla plancha; he was warned the portion was small, but he enjoyed every bite. But it left space for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Cavour, 5 | Ground Flr, Hotel Garni Corona, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Menaggio
  • Phone Number: +39 0344 32133

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