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“Went for a drink stayed for lunch”
Review of Bar umberto I Como

Bar umberto I Como
Ranked #329 of 627 Restaurants in Como
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed November 21, 2016

Just a bit of background info: before we came across Bar Umberto I, i hadn't been able to eat or drink for 36 hours, so initially we just wanted to test my condition having a glass of nice red local wine.

The bar is just across the railway "station", actually just one track and a single train. As is the "bus station", just three or four buses going around the beautiful lake Como. First we decided to have just a drink on their nice terrace but went inside because of the smoking and the weather being quite chilly.

Ok, so the wine was very decent and the clientele was just locals, so we decided to sample the gentlest of pasta options for someone who hadn't had a bite for a day and a half. Oh my dear, the tortellini with cream and ham was absolutely out of this world :) Fresh and just perfectly cooked, tasty and creamy.
My husband had the lasagna, equally fresh and the ragu was delicious.

For two drinks and two pastas the bill was barely 30€. And I must stress the fact that on busy lunch time we were the only tourists in the bar. The locals clearly know where to go for a good meal.
We would gladly return, if only for a day trip :)

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

My drink was way to strong and tasted awful. Ended up adding sugar in it and asked if they could mix it out more. Ended up tasting like a very very cheap orange juice, which was probably what they mixed their drinks with. No taste of fresh fruits. The snacks they served at "aperitivo"(happy hour, with snacks) were quite good though. Expensive compared to the quality. A bug on the decoration berries ruined my final impression of the place and I somwhat regret not telling them what I thought or just leave without paying my drink. Waiter was nice. Payed 17 euros for whiskey and a hurricane.

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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile
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Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile
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Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018
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Date of visit: September 2018
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