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“Couldn't be better”
Review of Ristorante Vapore

Ristorante Vapore
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Our family works in the restaurant business since over 40 years. We cook typical and traditional dishes from Lake Como area. During the year we cook seasonal dishes such as Toc, polenta, mushrooms ...
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Couldn't be better”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were staying in the tiny village of Palanzo just 5 minutes away from Vapore. We arrived in late afternoon on a Friday and had no idea of where to eat dinner. Our B&B (Aquarelle, also a fantastic place to stay) suggested this restaurant and called to make us a reservation.

When we arrived we were greeted warmly and given a patio table that had the most beautiful view. The waiters were courteous, friendly and helpful in making suggestions. Having known nothing about this restaurant I did not know what to expect from the food and was delighted to find that everything was delicious. As the sun went down and the air cooled I became chilled and they brought me a blanket without my even having to ask, now that is considerate service!

We had such a pleasant visit we came back again the next night and had another great meal. The house gnocchi and their tomato soup were our favorites. We had large quantities of great food, a bottle of house red wine, and two desserts for 75 Euros.

This is not a restaurant with extravagant interior design or the most novel and artistic food you will ever encounter however it is a pleasure in every way. If you would like to dine outside with a beautiful lake view, be doted on by attentive wait staff and eat truly delicious food I highly recommend Vapore.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great service great food.”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

The choosing the right dishes. Go for lake local fish, not the swordfish like a proper tourist.House wine is great value as is the food.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Francesco G
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Alsace, France
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112 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Delicious! Reliable, tasty food and excellent service.”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This restaurant serves good local produce, much appreciated by guests at the Hotel Vapore in Faggeto Lario and locals alike. The owners, the Vaccani family, are experienced and approachable, and whose enthusiasm coupled with sheer hard work have made this restaurant worth a visit in its own right.

Prices are very reasonable, wines are well-chosen and served correctly, and the dishes are freshly prepared and cooked to order. The waiters are friendly and professional, and the kitchen team remain the same, guaranteeing high standards of cooking and attractive presentation.

The Spaghetti alla Belvedere, made to Mama Ivonne's secret recipe, is delicious and we enjoy locally-sourced locally fish dishes such as Agoni, Lavarello and Missoltini. The homemade Pannacotta and Tiramisu are delicious as well!!

I hope that you will enjoy your meal as much as our family do, but it might be a good idea to book in advance especially if you want a table on the terrace. Carlo, Laura, Cris and Mama Ivonne will certainly make you feel welcome.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner everyday except for Tuesdays. Buon appetito a tutti!

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
“You could go just for the view...”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

You sit on top of the lake under a bright happy canopy or umbrella. The sun dances over the restaurant so it is exceptionally lovely on a summer's day. We lunched there today under a cloud that disappeared as our treats arrived so we had to remove our sweaters. Yes, a family restaurant where everything is fresh. Just divine. I love that you have to park and walk down to the lake so you work up your appetite.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Stylelust
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Food and views”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed in the hotel attached and ate here every night. The food was just perfect. Good fish dishes and antipasti buffet. Wine list was impressive. Best in this small town.

Visited July 2012
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