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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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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Flaneur39
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank James C
Victoria, Australia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Justine L
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank silangley
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank 418billn
Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Daniele S
Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank gizzbob
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Got a last minute reservation at Crotto dei Platani (via the connections of Danilo at Happy Holiday Homes in Mennagio) while we were out on a tour of the lake. Now that is service! Fantastic meal. Wonderful quiet location with fantastic view looking north up the lake. Somewhat expensive but delicious. Apparently, the lake fish served is caught directly from... More 

Thank Tim C
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

A recommended restaurant in a wonderful location which did not disappoint. Everyone is welcomed with a glass of Prosecco and some canapés. The menu is varied and we had the wild boar ragu pasta, the sea food pasta, rack of lamb, sturgeon was an good thick piece of fish. The bread basket was fab. Desert followed with the best sorbets... More 

Thank SJD308
Istanbul, Turkey
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I visited Dei Platini just last night. The ambiance is very good. Very friendly casual atmosphere with a lovely view. Some of the personnel were very inexprerienced and new but with the help of experienced ones we didn't have major problems. They have a very good selection of wines. The Ossobuco was to die for. The fish was average (Since... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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?