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$19 - $34
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Italian, Mediterranean, Lombard, Northern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 9, 2023 via mobile

All our dishes were tragically under seasoned and the trout on rice had the texture of undercooked egg white. The staff were very nice though.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 9, 2023 via mobile

What a gem! Everything at La Darsena is just right, from the decor, clean contemporary and unpretentious, the service friendly and efficient without being too much, to most importantly, the food! Simple, good ingredients prepared and combined to perfection for a unique and delectable experience....I had a Trout filet with fennel & oranges salad beautifully which was to die fo. My wife’ Gnocchi di patate with Porcini and Parmesan sauce where incredible, creamy and fluffy and deliciously earthy and my daughter Fried Mix Fish from the lake was fresh and light as no fried fishes have ever been! Combined with a very good wine menu and delicious desserts we had a delicious moment with views on the lake!!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 8, 2023

We were 3, without a reservation, and we were immediately seated at a very nice table (next to the window). The waitress was able to speak English - good start! We only had a main course, a dessert and a coffee. The food was great,...and the dessert - Panna Cotta - was even better. The coffee was divine (the blend’s name is Ravasio). All in all - it was an excellent experience. The only thing that was not smooth was the waiting time: it took them about 30 minutes to serve the main course, and meanwhile the restaurant got more crowded, so other diners were even more frustrated by this. I truly hope they can get better in this issue. Still it's 5 stars IMO.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed January 26, 2023

I spent 20 days in Italy and the meal I had at Ristorante La Darsena was easily my favorite meal of my entire trip. I had the fillet of trout with citrus fennel. My travel companions also raved about their food. While the restaurant was...extremely busy, we received excellent service and our meal came out quickly despite only having two servers. I would stay in Bellano again, just to go back to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at this restaurant last night. The two women who were working/serving were very friendly and accommodating of our complete lack of Italian. The menu also has English on one side. We were able to walk in without reservations (at 7:30...on a Tuesday night), but she had to check the reservation book to make sure. It sounds like they are very busy on the weekends, so I would think reservations would be preferred. We wore casual dress and fit right in. We shared an appetizer of the fried cheese/buckwheat flour balls, and they were really good, and then I had the gnocchi. My husband had the veal and polenta; he loved the veal but wasn’t as crazy about the polenta. We got takeaway for our son who stayed back at the flat. (Takeaway was available on a Tuesday night but she said not on the weekend). He got the steak and potatoes, and he said it was really good. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 2, 2022 via mobile

The food was delicious ! The restaurant has beautifull view. We recommend to try traditional homemade Pizzoccheri. :)

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022

We were absolutely surprised by this restaurant. The food, specifically the Gnocchi, were wonderful. The service was to the point fast and friendly. At the end we got a great espresso and a tasty tiramisu!!! We can only recommend!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

Nice place with a good location. Our starters were tasty and well proportioned. If there was one thing that was representative across all the main dishes at our table it was an obscene amount of melted cheese and butter. Some found it excellent others a...bit too much or over the top. All in all though a good experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

Gorgeous food, we came here twice on our holidays, lovely family run business. Try the home made pizzocherri (local dish, this restaurant was recommended to us by a local for serving the best) and then the tiramisu for dessert. Really nice lakeside spot with great,...friendly service.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

I had a steak filet with roasted potatoes and wife had a breaded and fried perch with fresh zucchini. House red wine was fine. My steak was definitely rare and maybe a little too rare in the center. It was a very large cut of...meat. Wife said perch was just OK, Nothing to praise but a good meal. We picked it because of location to our Abnb condo.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

Had an incredible dinner here with my husband and 18 month old baby. They were brilliant, accommodating and wow- the food was next level. This is some real Italian food worth every calorie. It’s not generic Italian like we became used to during our trip....Highly recommend their speciality for 2 (name escapes me but was with cabbage, onion and buckwheat pasta)- mindblowingly delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

Christiana and Lucca run a family restaurant lakeside. Updated and modern inside. Ask for a table on the side of the kitchen so that you can watch your meal being prepared. We ate here 3 evenings in a row. The family recipe of Pizzoccheri valtellinesi...was a delicious treat to savor the flavors. The mixed fish was our second favorite dish--lightly breaded and fried. Save room for the forest berry cheesecake. Our meals were all very reasonable including house wine. Note: Closed on Mondays.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

Service too slow, a single cook in the kitchen while the restaurant was full of customers. We wait 45 minutes to have a plate with some french fries and less than a dozen fillet of perch panned. There was no effort of presentation , for...a price of 18 €! I don’t advice this restaurant at all !More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

I have traveled to Italy dozens of times and always had good food. except now in this restaurant in La Darsena. The dinner was disappointing and our table group laughed at seeing meals. Dinners were ugly, small and tasted bad. We waited 50 minutes for...food. We left the restaurant right away and went to the neighboring restaurant La Bernina where we got great meal. In addition, the restaurant La Darsena was expensive. The pasta cost three times more than the neighboring restaurant. Don’t waste your time and money. Instead, a great restaurant can be found in the neighborhood.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our meal. Everything was fresh and the flavors were great. We are vegetarian and were able to find several options. All were very good. Great service.

Date of visit: June 2019
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  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5