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Restaurant and Boardinghouse Calianna

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Via Don Tinelli 19, 21014 Laveno-Mombello, Italy
+39 0332 667315
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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience a traditional home cooked Italian meal in Laveno then this is the place to come and experience some fabulous dishes. Brigida, who is the head chef in this family run business treated us to the best local produce from the area. For starters, i would recommend the famous 'La Friggi Brì' followed by the home... More 

Thank Andrzej A
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed July 31, 2016

We stayed for three nights and were very pleased with the experience of this family run bed and breakfast - our hostess Anna was charming and kind and thoughtful and determined to ensure that every aspect of our visit was pleasant. The breakfasts were great and the evening meals in the restaurant cooked by Anna's mother were delicious and sourced... More 

Thank gramebo
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

I've been there twice. It's all home made family cooking, traditional style, family feel. Make sure to book in advance, and perhaps even order because everything it's made on the spot, and that takes time.

Thank Bob B
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27 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate there after taking the "Funivia del Lago Maggiore" (gondola) up to the Monte Sasso del Ferro. Great food & friendly staff. The owner served us and the cook (his wife) came out later to check if everything was ok.It felt like beeing at your mother's place while for Sunday dinner !

Thank Galeazzi
Shanghai, China
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7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

This small restaurant has been recommended to us by the hotel we stayed - Locanda Pozzetto. We enjoyed immediately the hearty welcome of the hosting couple, with south Italian origins. They explained (in Italian) with warm enthusiasm their passion for healthy cooking and creative variations. But, of course, most off all we enjoyed their food: a menu with a limited... More 

Thank TimBorgmann
Western Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We choose Calianna based on Trip Advisor reviews. A group of 5 wandered in without a booking and this was not a problem. We also do not speak Italian and the host did not speak English....none of which was a problem. We managed to order without any issue. The meal ....fantastic!!! We will return to the restaurant again before departing... More 

Thank march_59
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Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, very tasty and fresh dishes, highly recommended. Service is very kind and prices are fair.

1 Thank Iren121
London, UK
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Hard to know where to start with this beautiful place! Have just stayed here for a week and enjoyed THE BEST Italian hospitality. This is not a tourist trap, it is proper, authentic Italy. Brigida is an amazing chef and works so hard to keep everything homemade..genuine pasta, lake fish, beautiful vegetables and desserts all for a ridiculously cheap price.... More 

1 Thank Patrick3007
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Found this restaurant following a great time on the funiculare. Food really well cooked and presented. We ate outside with a couple of other diners and were very well looked after by the host and Cook herself. Very good and authentic Italian food in lovely surroundings. Fairly priced for the effort made and fresh ingredients.

1 Thank Bats7
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We wandered in on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in early June. It was empty, and we asked if they could make us lunch. Of course! The owners came out and recommended the most wonderful dishes. A really lovely meal in a lovely place.

Thank ktsy

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
$34 - $67
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Don Tinelli 19, 21014 Laveno-Mombello, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Laveno-Mombello
  • Phone Number: +39 0332 667315
We are a restaurant and "boarding house" therefore by us you can eat and at the same time enjoy a relaxing holiday on the beautiful setting of Lake Maggiore.
Unfortunatly, we do not offer an amazing position on the lake but you can savour deliciuos home made food,always prepared according to the season. Do not be surprise then, if sometimes we don't have Lake fish! We respect the fishing prohibition.
Let your self pumper from a cosy enviroment!

We are based on the street which brings to FUNIVIA, JUST IN FRONT THE CAR- PARK OF THE CHURCH

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