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Crotto dei Platani

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Via Regina 73, 22010 Brienno, Italy
031 814038
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Varese, Italy
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...to make sure you're not dreaming! Once in a while you need to treat yourself and your loved ones, if you want to maintain a balanced relationship with life. So, forget everything else and grant yourself a special evening in a place where everything, from food to views, including quality of food, will greatly facilitate you in this task. The... More 

Thank radiusmedical
Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We chose this restaurant for its location on the lake, history and menu, and we were not disappointed with any one of them! I recommend either dinning in the garden or the more private boathouse. i also highly recommend Rack of Lamb and Creme Brulee!

1 Thank donald f
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Was in two minds about eating dinner here after reading some of the reviews but glad we went for it. Agree that its not the cheapest place to eat and you could probably bankrupt yourself if not paying attention when ordering. Easy solution is to not eat every course and don't shell out on the expensive wine, the house red... More 

1 Thank Joe B
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

For years we have admired Brienno from our apartment on the opposite side of the lake, with the sun on its multicoloured houses in the morning and its twinkling lights reflected in the lake at night. We knew of the Crotto dei Platani by reputation but until this week had never managed to eat there. It certainly lived up to... More 

1 Thank Flaneur39
Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Had a small outboard for the day and the Varenna boat rental fellow suggested tying up at Crotto dei Platani for lunch, which we did. A great way to begin a meal. As others have noted, the setting is magnificent - a flower bedecked terrace hanging right over the lake, views of life on the lake and across to the... More 

1 Thank James C
Victoria, Australia
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant based on a recommendation from the agency we rented our apartment through. Whilst my husband's leek & artichoke soup was absolutely delicious, and my sliced beef with porcini mushrooms was really nice, the rest of the meal was very average. Our kids had pasta with pomodoro which they enjoyed but the serves were absolutely tiny.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We visited here for a family birthday while staying on Lake Como. The restaurant was recommended by the owner of the villa we were renting. The restaurant is right on the bank of the lake, set over a couple of levels. We were right down on the lake itself, which meant we had amazing views over the lake and of... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

In addition to offering a fabulous view of the lake, this restaurant offers very good cuisine, expertly served. Three different dining venues to choose from....indoor or outside, all with views.

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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Got here with my girlfriend. The location and the stunning view of Como Lake is something special. I had a 30 min delay on reservation time and the staff was very polite keeping the table for me. Food is very good and well served. Staff is very professional and polite. Only drawback: the parking (but it is due to the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Nestled on the shore of the lake, this gem is not so easy to find, but well worth the journey. The food is exquisite and the breathe taking view takes you to a dining paradise. It is located on the other side of Brienno (if you are coming from Como) and is basically noticeable as parking space for about 7... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Regina 73, 22010 Brienno, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Brienno
  • Phone Number: 031 814038

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?