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“The Ribs are Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Portico

Il Portico
Ranked #25 of 49 Restaurants in Baveno
Price range: $11 - $54
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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“The Ribs are Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

The two persons grill dish was perfect.
We choose it two days in a row. Other dishes also have great taste.
We found the service very good.
It's good to make a reservation before you come.

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East Sussex
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Superb Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Excellent service the waiter spoke very good English and explained each dish. The choice of food was good also a good wine list but best of all a beautifully presented and well cooked meal.

Visited June 2014
Thank BerylEastSussex
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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The first and the last time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

The poorest service ever. It took 50 minutes before we got our starters and after 2 hours and 30 minutes we were still waiting our main. The food was just average and not value for money. The only excuse they had "we are full and therefore busy" even though it was far from full.

  • Visited July 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews
“Never again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Don't ever go there ! Even if food is not that bad, we waited for 45 minutes until our meals arrived... And when we said sometin, n excuses, just a "we are full, we have no time".

The waitress kept on talking to us in German, even if we told her (in italian) thar we didn't speak german... Bad atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank CbeSwiss
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

On the last night of our 3 night stay we ate here - fabulous. I had risotto, my husband veal - both very tasty. Salad was good plentiful delicious bread, and house wine very reasonable and drinkable. Given some of the prices we have paid for average food this was excellent food at average prices!! Service attentive, but not overbearing. We will be back to Lake Maggiore, and we will be back to II Portico.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Elaine L
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