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“Excellent food and great value/quality ratio”

Albergo Trattoria la Vignetta
Ranked #14 of 52 Restaurants in Cernobbio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Zurich, Switzerland
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148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Excellent food and great value/quality ratio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

We found out about this place through a travel guide. It was definitely worth the detour. Not far from the main road from Cernibbio to Como, this is a little bijou in a hill. They do have a parking, but a bit hidden and their food is just delicious. Everything we tried was simply fantastic. I enjoyed every bite of it. Do not miss it!

  • Visited May 2014
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Guelph, Canada
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Off the Beating Path”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

A little walk up the hill, around the corner, looked like it was closed, peered in the window, lights on, walked in and were treated like family. The Trattoria has lots of character, old antique furniture, smallish and nice. The waiter has a good sense of humour, and smiled a bunch. Ok let's get to the food. Very good, reasonable portions, and reasonable prices. My partner had lamp chops, 5 on the plate, cooked medium, she pronounced they were excellent. My spaghetti vongole (clams) was great. Add on a mixed salad , some wine and we were happy. Just remember that the second dishes have no or very few add ons so you can add the veggies if you like for a price. We are not dessert eaters so no comment. We always prefer a Gelato on the street with a walkabout.
A good meal for the evening. The staff and owner were interested if we like it and bid us ciao as we left.

  • Visited April 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“May be it was just a bad day...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

The place has been recommended to us by the local village food store "Take Away La Piazzetta" in the Via Regina 83 / Cernobbio - GREAT PLACE to buy (and try) wine & dine stuff! Great service!!! Based on this we thought that their recommendation can be considered as reliable, so we have followed it. Location is nice; relaxed terrace outside. The waiters look rather unprofessional but the chief waiter. It was not a problem to get a table around 8pm without any reservation, after 9pm the terrace was full. First disappointment has come with the gnocchi, absolutely tasteless, the second choice - tortellini was ok. The main dish, hmm, what to say... once ordering the beefsteaks nobody asked how they should be done so we were curious how they decide to serve them to us... The surprise was we have gotten inside completely raw meat what is not the way we like it. Having said that to the waiter, both dishes went back to the kitchen to get them medium-well done. Unfortunately it did take almost 15minutes to return back to the table. The served potatoes were already cold and dry... Upon request we have gotten a double portion of fresh potatoes. Without any apologies... After that our table was simply ignored. no more wine, both glasses were empty for a long time, no interest to ask how the dinner was, finally we had to stand up and to pay at the bar as nobody did not come... pity! To charge a service fee in addition is rather a bad joke, it has been however taken out of the receipt once having complaint (again). We were thinking of closing the holiday with a nice and relaxed dinner finally the intention turned into a big disappointment. The quality of food & service definitely does not reflect the (rather) higher price level. Based on this experience we will not come again (as we do with many other places) and would also not recommend this place due to the above reasons. The guest wishes a stability in performance rather than a negative surprise.

  • Visited August 2013
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