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La Polenteria

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Via Giovanni Scalini 66, 22034 Brunate, Italy
+39 031 3365105
Fri - Sun 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
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Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 6 stopped there for lunch, after an arduous hike. The restaurant looked old fashion, clean and simple. The no frills type! The waitress was very helpful translating the menu in French and English. We each ordered different plates and each was happy with the food served. The Argentinian beef was cooked as asked. The different polentas were... More 

Thank Jacqueline H
Roswell, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Giuseppe and his family served my family a marvelous dinner in a beautiful setting in the mountains above Como. The Polenta Uncia, Wild Boar with Apples, Partuffe, and Salamella were among our favorites. After taking the funicular to Brunate, it is well worth the hike to the Faro Lighthouse, both for the spectacular view and especially for the magnificent meal... More 

Thank GeorgiaHog
Milan, Italy
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159 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

If you are in this area it´s a must for you to try some particular regional dish and this restaurant is very good at it. Of course, polenta is the main attraction, as there are so many choices how you could have it - different types, with different additional ingredients (ragu, onion, bacon etc.). However you could try also other... More 

Thank Michal B
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95 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Polenta but plenty of other choices as well. Lamb was delicious, as well as the steak. Great pasta. Service was nice and friendly. We didn't have a reservation but we managed to get one table. It seemed to be quite full during the evening. All tables with chatting groups. So popular place with good food. We liked it and recommendations.... More 

2 Thank Buda2011
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Starters quote good, Great goat cheese and gorgonzola especially. Polenta little burnt/smokey taste. Pasta homemade quite good. Service unbearably slow!!!

Thank Marta_V_2891
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Its a climb to get to the restaurant but it is worth it. I reccommend combing it with a trip to the lighthouse nearby and/or a walk up the mountains. Food was great and the staff very friendly. They have an english menu ( for those interested) and can also speak english quite well for italian standards.;

Thank Bram_van_der_Horst
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Well, you can't go to this place and don't eat polenta. It's so tasty, seems to be homemade. Antipasto, i recommend. Also, order a good wine with your polenta. it makes the difference, after lunch, go for a walk, enjoy the view.

Thank flavinhapm
Madrid, Spain
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Perfect place to have a good polenta dish.We were three people and shared three different dishes with polenta, with wild boar, deer and beef. All of them were excellent (the one with wild boar was my favorite). If you are in Milano it is a good one-day trip. Take a train from Milan to Como, spend a couple of hours... More 

Thank jcancela
Como, Italy
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We have in "La polenteria" to celebrate the birthday of my father (80 years). The restaurant is very simple to find because it is directly on the square of Como Volta's lighthouse. We were a group of 10 people. The owner of the premises reserved a room with fireplace just dedicated to us. The atmosphere was really great. The food... More 

1 Thank teibaal
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I visit this restaurant every time I can and I have always found it excellent. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is cozy and relaxed. Don't miss a visit!

Thank MissMandarino

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $46
Italian, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giovanni Scalini 66, 22034 Brunate, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Brunate
  • Phone Number: +39 031 3365105

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?