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“The Best Risotto Con Porcini”
Review of Hosterietta

Hosterietta
Ranked #89 of 553 Restaurants in Como
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 22, 2012

During our recent visit to Como we found this excellent restaurant, and tried many of it's dishes since we ate there several times, you could not fault any of them. The dishes with the porcini mushrooms where exceptional especially the risotto. They had a good choice of wines many of which you could also have by the glass. It is family run by people that certainly know what good ingredients are all about.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

During our recent trip to Como, we ate at Hosterletta two times. Both meals were outstanding. The best two meals of our trip. We ate inside once and outside another. Our meal outside on the last night of our trip was a highlight. Their truffle/mushroom meals are great.

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6  Thank Ken D
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Its more a solid 3 1/2 rating. The dishes range from very good with very good ingredients to average. That's the rub, you need to try to envision what they will do to the dish you ordered. Some tips, stick with Italian tomato based dishes, they are quite good. Anything geared to the Swiss and Germans will come with a heavy cream sauce and, my experience, not worth eating.

We've had lunch here at least a half dozen times over the years. It's a nice stop, they do seasonal dishes quite well. As mentioned above, avoid the cream sauces and stick to simple dishes.

Service is very friendly, the environment is great for people watching. I can see some folks believing the service is slow, fast food restaurants are around the corner. This ain't New York.

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Thank Keokmfo
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We found this restaurant by chance whilst visiting Como (on the way to the airport). This was a real find! The food was genuine Italian cooking done well. They had a whole page of dishes made with truffle (I had a delicious tagliolini!) and whole page of dishes with porchini. In addition there were numerous other specialities, all of which were wonderful. Unlike other reviewers we found the service to be excellent (maybe because we were early), and the whole experience delivered a lunch to remember.

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Thank Medwyn J
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

We ate at the Hosterietta twice during our Como break and on both occasions we found the food to be top quality and the service friendly. I would agree that service was on the slow side but we found this to be the case with all the restaurants we visited and this certainly wasn't the slowest. When we pointed out that our glasses of wine weren't quite equal the owner topped them up generously straight away. The food was delicious, although the portion of risotto might have looked on the small side I personally found it sufficient but can understand that for the price this might not have pleased someone with a larger appetite. We also enjoyed the pasta and a wonderful fish dish. We only had wine by the glass but can recommend the Pino Grigio, it was lovely cold and fruity. The location was lovely and if I ever get back to Como I would definitely eat here again.

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Thank travelpants69
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