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“Great Pizza and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Vecchio Borgo

Il Vecchio Borgo
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Ranked #102 of 524 Restaurants in Como
Price range: $13 - $54
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Il Vecchio Borgo restaurant is in front Como Lake, near the funicolar Como-Brunate and a few meters from the center of the city. il ristorante Il Vecchio Borgo è situato di fronte al lago di Como, vicino alla funicolare Como-Brunate, a pochi metri dal centro città.
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Pizza and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Going to Italy I had one desire while there to have a genuine authentic Pizza. I did tour from the North West (Udine) of Italy across thru florence, to Rome and Pompeii. I had Pizza in each area
I went to, but I have to say that this restaurant had the best Napolitan that I have had. I still dream of going back to Italy and especially to Como to have some more. I don't have an option to
put the correct year of my travels to Italy in this review, suffice to say it was in September 2011 not 2012.

  • Visited September 2012
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Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great selection and quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Most of the time when we stay around Como we visit "Il Vecchio Borgo". A great place where you find many local people. A hint for newcomers: don't behave like foreigners! This is an italian place and if you want to demonstrate your buying power, you are wrong here. If you mix and mingle with the locals you will have a great experience. This time we had the Risotto Trevisano (with Radicchio Rosso and Taleggio) and a Pizza Vegetariana. We were totally satisfied and enjoyed the great service.

  • Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Stay Far, Far Away”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

I don't know where to start. We spent 2 weeks in Europe and the only bad restaurant experience we had was at Il Vecchio Borgo. The food was terrible and all five of us were beyond disappointed with our food. The server was slow, inattentive, inaccurate and clearly unconcerned about his customers. He seemed to be off in a cloud and it was difficult even to get him to make eye contact. He made several mistakes with our orders and my husband went without lunch because the waiter forgot to bring it out. When we did get his attention, he'd do a "fly by" and we'd manage to ask for one thing (a soda refill) and off he'd go while we were in mid sentence. Truly the worst food and the worst service any of us remembered having. Would feel so badly to see anyone else spend time at this restaurant, particularly on vacation.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Friendly outdoor cafe, good value.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Nice to sit outside & watch the world go by in this restaurant just away from the busy main square.
has all the usual menu options well presented and at reasonable prices ( for Como!)

Visited September 2012
Thank antipodesLondon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“They can't cook, even if they get a try”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were there tonight. My starter was seafood salad "della chef": Mussels, some shrimps, clams and pulpo, put on some green leaves. Not marinated, no spices, dry. Also the seafood was kind of dry, must have been frozen before at least twice. Not a pleasure. Eatable? Yes. My wife hat Mussels Marinara, 20% of mussels were closed, I would expect that the chef would have sorted those out before serving. The sauce was ok, but far from what anybody else prepare simply at home as well. For secondi we ordered "pasta with shrimps in safran sauce" (which would originally be a primi piatti, but that was not an issue). What we got was noodles in a lot of olive oil with some (again dry) shrimps. No taste, no salt, no spices, no safran, very oily, after 2 forks we both stopped - not eatable. The waiter, a nice guy actually, came and asked if s.th. is not ok. We told him about taste missing and too oily and indicated "it's fine, please get us the bill". He was very sorry for what happened, and: he did not want to let us go, convinced us that he will get us now the "speciality of the house" instead, pasta with mussels. We actually lost our appetite already, but wanted to be polite. He came back with pasta on a plate for 2, in even more oil, a lot a lot a lot of salt this time and a portion of mussels on top. Unfortunately, still not a pleasure. I honestly think they tried their best, and the bill in the end was fair as we only paid for the starters and one portion of pasta. But I seriuosly wished I would not have eaten what I ate this evening. They just can't cook, not even in simple terms. So don't go there.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Lulatschkus
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