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“Nice place”

D & D Cafe Cocktail Bar
Ranked #15 of 49 Restaurants in Baveno
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Description: The D& D Cafe in the quaint Lake Maggiore town of Baveno, near the well known Belle Epoch town of Stresa, in Italy's northern Italian Lakes district, is is.... a friendly, lively, and colourful restaurant/cocktail bar that you simply can't pass up while visiting this area! Frequented mainly by locals and the odd tourist this charming spot, opposite the magnificent Grand Dino Hotel, offers sandwiches, pizza, salads and other goodies while serving up warm, home-away-from-home hospitality and $2-2.30 Euro glasses of wine and Prosseco! Staff are most obliging while the ladies of Baveno were seen wearing everything from tight jeans to sexy cocktail dresses and pumps while the guys, mostly younger although many much older yet more than welcome in this sleepy little lakeside town and bar, gathered in lively groups to discuss who knows what in their casual yet sleak and handsome Italian look, while often breaking out in choruses of jovial sing-along as the vino and beer went down. As for me a foreigner (Cdn from Toronto) in a small town bar, I naturally felt a little out of place, but patrons here and staff went well out of their way to make me feel welcome, and there was no shortage of conversation despite the language barrier etc. Having stayed at the nearby Hotel Dino for a week this Sept., I can say that there wasn't a night that I wasn't out for a drink or two, plus a snack here and there, day or night, at the D & D Cafe (whenever idle), and so should you if and when you get to this part of Italy. Finaly, don't miss Friday night, it's the best.....yet any time is a good time to visit this place. Comfortable seating, video, and great music, together with Anthony the bartender and his young, mostly female staff, are sure to please. P.S. Don't miss out on the local Church and it's impressive Stations of the Cross mosaics/depiction nor the boat trip to the Borremeo islands including Isola Pescatori and the Pirate's Cove restaurant...where another family owned business, apparently run by a sweet middle-aged, female proprietor will leave you feeling jovial after being treated to good food (recommend the huge tuna sandwiches), wine, great views, and charming hospitality.
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“Nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

D & d is a nice place to have a coffee and fun with friends.. Very nice karaoke on Fridays night! The staff is kind and professional!

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Blythe, California
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“Great Food, Affordable Prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We ordered pizzas for takeout to bring back to our hotel, very delicious and affordable! Would definitely eat here again.

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Merseyside
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“Lovely and lively place to have a drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We visited D&D bar of an evening and there was sport on the tv. It was a nice place to have a drink and you were always given free aperitivos like crisps and bruschetta which were greatly appreciated . The bar staff were very helpful and when we visited the bar during the day it was a nice place to have a panini for lunch. In my opinion it is one of the nicest bars in Baveno.

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“Great for breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Nice small bar with very good breakfast and fair prices. Seems to be a good place for the evening too. Try the piadine crudo and the fresh Juice

  • Visited May 2013
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south derbyshire
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“Good fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

Loved the atmosphere in this bar, but we were lucky enough to be there during the european championship.

Visited June 2012
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