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“Living life just like a local....”

crotto del sergente
Ranked #31 of 571 Restaurants in Como
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 21, 2012

It's worth making the effort to find Crotto del Sergente. Yes it's a very short drive or Taxi trip from the centre of Como but its a world away and what awaits is just the kind of local culinary experience tourists crave for. In fact there wasn't a tourist in sight today when we enjoyed lunch. Just the local crowd. That's telling. Tripadvisor reviews can be problematic as contributors seek out the best local experiences whilst also seeking to avoid dinning only amongst tourists. I accept this dilemma on the basis that I would never find such wonderful restaurants any other way. Lunch is a simple affair with a limited choice of dishes from a fixed menu. Diner offers a full carte. The food is fresh, flavoursome and excellent value. The wine list extensive. The service just as you want, friendly and attentive. The location on a sunny day is beautiful amongst the forest. Plenty of car parking. And everything was spotless..... The commitment to slow food is something we share so perhaps I'm somewhat bias. I expect not. Enjoy a grappa before you leave!

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Last time I have been at Crotto del Sergente it was almost 15 years ago.
It was a rustic place with a great onion soup served into a bread loaf....guitar music and Italian songs after the meal.
The restaurant has been totally renovated but it is always a great place. Staff is friendly and professional, huge list of wine and the cuisine is heaven. Classic local recipes with an innovative touch. Well presented.

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

It is one of my favourite places, actually hidden in a valley relatively difficult to find, but once you find it you will enjoy a culinary lunch or dinner. Sometimes it is a bit hard to find a space to park as it is almost fully booked. It is worth booking a table especially for the evening. The service is excellent, some of the waiters are really professional. They have not only excellent food prepared with fantasy, but also very good wines from all over Italy. Afterwards I used to buy some of these and bring them home. They offer the best lunch in Como for 15 euro which is a bargain for the quality you get.

Thank Victor F
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

This place is difficult to find when you are a tourist, but it is worth searching for it. Don't be surprised, this restaurant is in a residential area of Como. We had one of the best meals of our life. The cuisine is quite innovative, although it presents mostly Italian/Lombardian classics. Good service.

Thank jolivierl
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Well hidden Restaurant that is worth the way. We were skeptical in the beginning when we were entering the road that leads to the hotel, as it's through a neighbourhood that you wouldn't expect to host such a unique place. It's a nice restaurant with a good outside sitting area, as well as a really nice interior. Service is very attentive and friendly, food is simply amazing, tastefull and nicely decorated. Most of the dishes have a nice modern twist, while still including typical ingredients. As the restaurant is slow food certificted, the biggest focus is on regional and seasonal food. We unfortunately doscovered this place on our second last day of vacation, otherwise we would have been here more often.

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Thank Nanouk555
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