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“Wonderful food off the beaten track”
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Grotto la Dispensa
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Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Mergozzo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $54
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Local substance where you can find a genuine and caring cuisine for the raw materials and with a family service and attentive, but without unnecessary frills. The local motto is sufficient substance.
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Mergozzo is a little off the beaten tourist track around the Italian lakes - and thank goodness because it hides a few secrets like this wonderful restaurant where we had a gloriously spicy sardine spaghetti, a rich chilli mussel stew and Alpine cheese-filled pasta. The spaghetti was one of the best dishes we had in our two weeks in Italy.
The only drawback was that the menu was entirely in Italian and we ordered blind with our not-very-good knowledge of the language - so were a little surprised at the starters, a huge pot of mussels that could have served as a main course and a selection of charcuterie (ham). The waiters were very busy because it was an Italian holiday so we probably could have asked for more help translating the menu but we didn't want to bother them.

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1  Thank blancheneige101
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roberta m, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2012

Dear blancheneige101,
Thanks for the review, your opinion is very important to us!
is very flattering to know that at the grotto la Dispensa was able to eat one of the best dishes of his Italian vacation!
Next time, however, has no qualms in asking lucidazioni on the menu, we do regularly and with great pleasure.
Best regards and hope to soon
Roberta & Carlo

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Reviewed June 23, 2012

Wonderful restaurant and great service! Probably the best place to eat in Mergozzo! After hiking from Stresa to Mergozzo we had an amazing lunch here with my group from Finland! Recommended!

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Management response:Responded June 27, 2012

Dear Helsinki_M,Thanks for your review, your opinion is very important for us!
The challenge of every restaurateur is to please as many customers as possible, and read that you and your group you might have gotten very good flatters us.
Sincerely yours, we hope to see you again soon
Roberta and Carlo

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Reviewed March 21, 2012

Fantastic place to stop and have a home cooked meal in a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is run by its owners, real professionals. Excellent quality food, above average wine selection. Excellent attentive service. Will be back with pleasure. Will recommend it to friends.

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roberta m, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2012

dear Oldraveler, Thanks for your review, your opinion is very important to us.
We are delighted that the stop at the Grotto la Dispensa you liked. Hope to see you again soon.
a warm greeting
Roberta and staff

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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Roberta and her husband have a great place where you can dine in a modern and classy atmosphere, tasting excellent food, with revisited regional recepies and a great wine list. The new place to be in Mergozzo.

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roberta m, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2012

Dear Gianni Margutti, thanks for your review. Your opinion is very important to us, helps us understand where to improve and encourages us to do even better.
Sincerely,
Roberta and staff

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Reviewed February 4, 2012

No fuss restaurant with a lovely owner who is ready to help you with your food choices. I don' t remember any of the plates' suggestions but they are all quite good.In summer you can also sit outside. Very good wine selection,if in doubt ask the owner.I went to this restaurant quite often but stopped because last time I paid too much ( 90 Euros for 2) wine included. But it is worth trying.

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roberta m, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2012

Kindest waterskitraveller,
Thanks for your review, your opinion is very important for us!
Let me also surprised about the price, because it is not usual for the Grotto la Dispensa.
I invite you to go and if there was a mistake, I will take care to provide.
thank you.
Roberta

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