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Via Canonica, 12, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
+39 3427627535
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Having read TA reviews, we decided to give La Cambusa a try. We were sat outside of what is probably the back door on the one of two tables only one of which was set. The staff were very friendly and helpful as much as their English allowed them. We had a starter of Parma ham and cheese to share... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
Andy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick Coffee, we were impressed by the courtesy of the lady and the warm athmosfere. So we decided to sit down and have an appetizer. Absolutely satisfied :-)

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This wine bar (restaurant?) is quite weird. The quirky (retro) inside is a lot of fun and the cooking is not all that bad, but the food must have all been pre-cooked and reheated? There were two persons cooking/serving in this establishment: the kitchen was tiny and the cook was the only person who could understand any English. The other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Having read TA reviews, we decided to give La Cambusa a try. We were sat outside of what is probably the back door on the one of two tables only one of which was set. The staff were very friendly and helpful as much as their English allowed them. We had a starter of Parma ham and cheese to share... More 

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Thank Andy S
nicola f, Proprietario at La Cambusa, responded to this review

Thank you so much see you next time More 

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

After almost two weeks of thinking that looks a nice place to eat, I finally gave it a try. If it was not for the tables placed outside both the front and back (two separate side streets), and the candles on White Night (every Wednesday in the summer in Desenzano), I would probably not have even noticed it. Very eclectic... More 

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1 Thank DavidB_2011
nicola f, Proprietario at La Cambusa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful words see you next time More 

united kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The food here is top!! Every night you had to wait to be seated as it was thronging. We went three nights in a row and all excellent

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Thank flower1948
nicola f, Proprietario at La Cambusa, responded to this review

Thank you so much see you next time More 

Grimbergen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Ok, it was a very hot evening (30 degrees at 20:00 hours). The airco couldn't do what he have to do, so it was very hot in the resto. But the setting, annex meal, was mediocrely. A XL mixed meat plate for my wife, a lasagna (very good) and goose (hhmm??) for me, accompanied by a Chianti, it was OK,... More 

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nicola f, Proprietario at La Cambusa, responded to this review

Sorry but all this summer at 8 o clock pm there was 40' see you next time More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Found this great little quirky restaurant quite by chance. Traditional Italian food and a vast range of wines. . The food was absolutely delicious. . The staff were fabulous. Had a couple of meals here and each were amazing . The home made onion soup is to die for. Well recommended

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Thank carol w
nicola f, Proprietario at La Cambusa, responded to this review

Thank you so much see you next time More 

Sturminster
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A treasure trove! We were treated by the lovely, friendly and funny restaurant owner to three of the best meals in Desenzano. She told us all about the wonderful eclectic place in English and educated us on the dining culture. Incredibly generous and THE best Tiramisu I have ever tasted. Certainly an experience I hope to repeat.

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Thank GillT01
nicola f, Proprietario at La Cambusa, responded to this review

Thank you so much see you More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Located in a side street and run by an attractive mature lady and an elderly lady with a great sense of humour. The menu had a good selection of dishes and wines. The whole place had character and we loved it.

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Thank Peter A
nicola f, Proprietario at La Cambusa, responded to this review

Thank you so much see you next time More 

West Kirby, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I visited this quirky little restaurant twice in our 5 days in Desenzano. We found it on a rainy Thursday afternoon off the beaten track a little on one of the windy streets and are so glad we did. The menu is fairly limited but it is authentic, rustic, beautiful Italian cuisine. The lady (who we think... More 

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1 Thank Sunny R
nicola f, Proprietario at La Cambusa, responded to this review

Thank you so much see you next time More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Canonica, 12, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Brescia  >  Desenzano Del Garda
  • Phone Number: +39 3427627535

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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