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Il Portale

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Via del Sassello 3, 28922, Verbania, Italy
0323505486
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7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for an amazing meal! It is primarily fish, but there is also some very unusual choices..the scallops and foie gras was exceptional! Everything was cooked to perfection and the chef brought out some wonderful appetizers. It is located in the square of Verbania and not the quietest of locations but well worth the visit. Excellent wine list !... More 

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Thank texmex2345
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing restaurant..... The welcome was warm, the waiters and waitresses were attentive and extremely helpful. The food was divine... Will definitely visit again.... Only let down by the table next to us having a dog with them at the table....

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Thank Claude S
Venice, Italy
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128 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Last year we went with my wife and a very good frind of ours Chef also to dine at il Portale Ristorante. We were delighted, great proposal, taste, textures and we were taken care directly by the Executive Chef. Massimiliano Celeste. We recommend highly this place and the entire menu.

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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We were very welcome by the maitre and had full attention and care for our wishes, good suggestions for wine. There were also several habitual local customers.

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Thank Eduardo M
London
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It was my wife's birthday when we were holidaying in Verbania so on a recommendation we visited this Michelin Star restaurant for a special birthday meal. It lived up to the accounts we had been given. The choice of real fine wines was unbelievable, the service and knowledge of the people who attended us was equally out of this world.... More 

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Paris, France
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A very good restaurant with very good service. The amuse Bouches were great followed by Tagliolini with veal tongue, fava beans, and zucchini. (I almost ordered another portion) That was followed by a perfectly grilled dentice.

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Thank foodiemz
London
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Rather bizarre service from the two man staff. Somewhat avant garde art and a chef who makes his tour of customers BEFORE service. On the other hand interesting and tasty food, well intentioned service and an experience you'll remember. The Michelin inspector clearly wasn't in the same evening as us!

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Thank noah2366
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The food was top notch, the service impeccable, the extensive wine list was unbeatable. This restaurant is slightly hidden away but well worth a visit especially if you feel like splashing out. The staff were very attentive and serve a great G & T and a knock out Negroni!

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Thank Kevin N
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The evening started badly with an "amuse bouche" in the form of lake-fish sushi which no better than can be had from Itsu in many parts of London. My wife then had scallops which were just about as dull as they can be, but I had a marvelous confection of cannelloni, mushrooms and truffles which would have justified this restaurant's... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This restaurant just get a Michelin Star. It was not a coincidence. The only problem is to find it as it is close to the lake but in a little street where there is the beautiful "Portale" (Gate in English according to a Italian language professor of Oregon State U...) Thanks to the previous rainy weather , we enjoyed e... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Sassello 3, 28922, Verbania, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Verbania
  • Phone Number: 0323505486
Description
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?