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Trattoria del Porto

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via del Pontile Nr. 26 | Careno, 22020 Nesso, Italy
+39 031 910195
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been told by our hosts at Villa Nina, Curate Urio this was a special place to eat we were totally amazed at the quality and professionalism of this family run Trattoria. We arrived by boat, probably the most convenient way for guests and was met on the quayside by one of the owners as the family also supervise the... More 

Thank Richard B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves. Our waiter was kind enough to set our table outside while we ate our antipasto, and it was by far the best table in the house. Views for days. 👀 Food was outstanding, local fresh fish, no menu in sight, just course after course and a local bottle of vino... More 

Thank Bohly
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I think this must me the worst meal I have had n my 77 year long life. School dinners were better! The worst thing was having to part with €54 (for two meals) for and a truly awful experience. How this establishment can have any good comments on Trip Advisor leaves me wondering it the writers confused themselves and were... More 

Thank Nigel C
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Gentile, gentilissimo cliente... Credevo che il giochino vigliacco di dire al tavolo 'Grazie, tutto bene' per poi parlare male su... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We had a real nice moment at the trattoria del porto, me and my wife. When we arrived, unfortunately the terrace was fully booked. So we were offered a table inside, in front of an open window with a stunning view on the lake Como! So we were glad we had not booked a table upfront :-). The friendly staff... More 

Thank odemin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Little trattoria on a lovely spot on the lake, accessible by ferry and walking down 300 steps through the village of Careno. Run by two friendly brothers who inherited the restaurant from their parents, they will also give you tips about what to do in the area. Traditional food from Como lake, cooked following the original recipes. Try Missoltini con... More 

Thank Valentina F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a little trickey to find but once you arrive the service and food is fantastic. Primarily a locals restaurant costing 35 a head for 5 courses plus as much homemade wine as you can drink then limoncellos served in a large bottle again drink the homemade limoncello until you have had enough. The flavours were excellent and... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

The best things in live are simple. So is this lovely Trattoria. It's romantic, it has a great lake view and the food is just delicious! The best thing is it is very good value for money and you dont need to spend lots of energy on your food decisions. The menu is short, simple and just the best local... More 

Thank Stefan G
Seattle, Washington
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

We took the ferry over and went to the church and the beach before our meal. Its a fish centric menu and all of the dishes were different tastes than we have experienced in other areas in Italy. A few of the dishes seems very close to Jewish dishes we have at home - including smoked whitefish and a trout... More 

Thank seattlecook
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

Beautiful view, extraordinary service, and a three-course fish dinner that was simply fantastic! Three courses of fish may normally sound like too much, but here each course was inventive, fresh, and delicious ... culminating with delicious perch and rice that made us glad we'd left room (which was hard :-)! Then, beautiful cheese and dessert, and homemade limoncello, all included... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Mansfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

Arriving after a full day out on the ferry, Antonio met us and gave us the keys to the lovely little church nearby for us to view whilst waiting for the restaurant to open, having first warned us that there was no pizza or spaghetti bolognese on offer as this was a restaurant providing "fresh from the lake" fish dishes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$33 - $38
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Cash Only, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Pontile Nr. 26 | Careno, 22020 Nesso, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Nesso
  • Phone Number: +39 031 910195

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