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“Incredible food, service was OK”
Review of Il Portico

Il Portico
Ranked #20 of 50 Restaurants in Baveno
Price range: $12 - $59
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Restaurant Il Portico, is recently enriched with the "Pizza Longa" (oval pizza) and offers an accurate kitchen with local, Italian and foreign specialties. The comfortable dining rooms can receive till 120 people. Our personnel is able to meet the needs of different requests: from the private clientele till tourist groups, from private parties till pizza-evenings on birthdays, from brunches till working diners, from communions till confirmations. We dispose over a rich buffet of hors d'oeuvres and other season's specialties, to offer our clientele a large variety in choise. The menu a la carte, which varies on basis of availability of fresh season's products, offers for everyone's taste courses which go beyond the vegetarian specialties or that are dedicated to those who suffer from food intolerances. Our pizzeria introduces the "pizza longa" (oval pizza) of tasteful paste after a long and natural fermentation. The wine cellar offers the possibility to choose between some of the best Italian wine labels, especially those of Piemont. To start the day in a good way, breakfast is served at the buffet with different kinds of jam, white and brown bread, different kinds of sandwich filling and cheese, corn flakes, fruit juices and a large varied offer of hot drinks.
Reviewed November 19, 2012

This was easily the best food we ate on our trip. The three adults with the group all agreed. Very cool place, right on the square so if you have kids they can run around and you can watch them while you eat. Great wine selection, and affordable. My only complaint was the service, as we had been waiting for a table and when it was given to us, some other waiter came out and tried to ask us to stand and give it to some Italian-speakers who had just shown up. We have two young kids so we didn't give it up (the other waiter was arguing on our behalf), but it made us uncomfortable and we were clearly in the right. The waiter was rolling his eyes at us, etc. - but "when in Italy" I guess... It wasn't enough to keep us from going back a second time. I would recommend a reservation as it was packed every night we were there.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Don't be fooled by the set menu if you are on a budget as the food off the set menu is often cheaper.

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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Il Portico is a good middle-of-the-road place to eat. Good variety and not terribly expensive.

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Reviewed September 24, 2011

We visited Baveno for 4 days and ate at Il Portico every night. We loved the people and the food. The service was great and no one ever rushed us through dinner.

If you love meat, try the "Grilled Meat Platter" , but ready to eat alot.

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Thank suebnj
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We are at Il Portico on our first night in Baveno. It is predominantly a Pizza restauarant, there are a few other dishes on the menu, not a huge selection. We both ordered Pizza, it was ok - the downside was the amount of Mozzarella - far too much, made it very greasy. Did not compare to Pizza's in other local establishments or takeaways.
There is outside seating but it is directly on a busy main road.

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Thank Alimaggs
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