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Il Ristorante di Paolo

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Largo Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 5 | Ground Flr, Hotel Garni Corona, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
+39 0344 32133
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Bernardston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Simply wowed by this place. Got a tip from our hotel staff and was so impressed we came back for a second time the next night. Really fine dining hosted by an energetic and attentive staff. Our choices included: artichoke with pigeon breast; risotto with raw shrimp,pistachio, and orange peel ; macaroni with braised lamb, olives, green beans, and roasted... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great location in the centre of town and with views of the lake when sitting outside

Thank Lisa G
Bainbridge, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The food is excellent, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the view is beautiful. Even with a group, service was quick and staff was warm and welcoming.

Thank Tourdirector14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Even tough the missoltini (as starter) aren't on the card, when asked if it was possible to get this local delicacy.. after a check with the chef it was made available. This (in salt) smoked fish filet is for connoisseurs and typical of the Como lake.

Thank renevey
Burlington, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This restaurant is so popular you need to make a reservation. The food is very good and in the main plaza in town by the water.We had the pasta with lamb ragout, the trout fillet and seafood casserole/soup. All was very good. Great service as well.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This restaurant has a lovely setting when sitting outside for dinner as the tables face out over the lake, however booking is essential as if not you will get turned away, and we saw many who did. The service was fine, and the food was extremely enjoyable as was the wine which the waiter recommended. The one downside was we... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

An excellent sunny location on the small square with lake views. You expect to pay a little more for a view, but this was rather pricey. Service was friendly and the food generally very good. Worth considering if you're in the centre of Menaggio, but not worth a detour. There is probably better value around if you don't need the... More 

Thank CrazyInglesi
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We may have just been lucky, as the sun was shining and the restaurant was quiet without requiring bookings . Glad we ignored previous comments as food was excellent and staff were lovely. I think like many Italian resorts you visit in high season and you may need to be fairly organised with advance bookings as Mannagio extremely busy ,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The food here is excellent and we ate here twice. Would recommend the baked pigeon breast which was very tender and the best I have ever eaten anywhere. Staff. Dry courteous and polite and huge wine list.

Thank n0w65
Phuket, Thailand
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Such an idyllic setting in the main Piazza of Managgio with views to the lake and across to Belagio. We were greeted by a very friendly waiter who guided our family to a wonderful table. The service was swift and professional. We arrived with no reservation and we're lucky to get a table as the outdoor dining area was full.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Camillo Benso Conte di 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?