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“Piscator´s delight”
Review of La Cucina di Elsa

La Cucina di Elsa
Ranked #117 of 541 Restaurants in Como
Price range: $30 - $60
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: From far the best fish restaurant in Como: we suggest to take the Spaghetti with Langoustines, the Fish Grill plate and as an appetizer the Anchovise from Elsa.
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Fish lovers cannot go wrong here. One meat dish on the menu, a very good steak, but otherwise all fish beautifully prepared and served by real enthusiasts. The restaurant is small, maximally 30 covers in a smallish well decorated dining room, which in summer spills out onto the pavement.
Also top quality wines at not outrageous prices.
A real treat

Thank Ahungrybear
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stumbled upon La Cucina di Elsa; and we are happy we did. What a charming little place; great food, fabulous service, very good wine list, and a happy social atmosphere. We wish we were still in Como to go back again.

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Thank TheRocco
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We walked by this restaurant ( in a pedestrian-only street) the day before and saw all the outside tables being laid and made a note to go the next night. Pouring rain! Good thing we are Americans still adjusting jet-lag and got there early enough for a table inside - there is not much room! Really enjoyed our meal and the all-Italian atmosphere. A very spectacular wine was recommended and an even more thrilling grappa. Just a nice spot for the neighborhood feel.

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Thank Houssie
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Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this resteraunt for its Mediterranean menu. There were four of us including two kids ages 5 & 8. Our hotel made reservations for us which was needed, it was packed on a Sat night. It's a tiny place, cozy and family-like.
They accommodated our 5 yr old's picky eating habits with plain penne with oil and Parmesan. My husband loved the lobster pasta. Great for seafood lovers. Yummy bruschetta w a hint of garlic.

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1  Thank Smith4Roma
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

We live 40 minutes from Como and it's hard to not eat at Elsa if the wife or mother-in-law are in the group.

The grigliata is lovely. Most things on the menu are.

Price is reasonable and the staff are friendly. You can go with your family and it's no problem.

It's an intimate place and I recommend it highly.

Thank Los T
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