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“Fantastic birthday meal. Amazing setting.”

Ristorante Lago Pianozes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $52
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Reviewed July 13, 2019

My partner was born and grew up in Cortina and suggested we dine here for my birthday. Very pleased. I had a tomahawk steak which was superbly cooked, not easy to cook well such a large piece of meat but the chef achieved this. The accompanying chips were among the best I have ever had.
If it weren't for "tomahawk steak" then this place would be considered fine dining, but very reasonably priced, and very romantic sitting by the lake with the mountainous backdrop. Well done to the chef and his team.
I now visit Italy a lot, and have learned that the best places are off the beaten track. This one is well worth the visit.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

Lago Pianozes never disappoints.

Located lakeside in a quiet and romantic location, it provides grat food and service, while prices are "moderate" (for being in Cortina obviously!).

Generally everything is good.

Must go if you are around.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Had a romantic dinner on the lakeside patio. The waitress was very attentive and helpful. The food was delicious, from the trout to the ravioli to the warm apple strudel. It’s a short taxi ride from central Cortina — well worth it! Get out of town and away from the crowd.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Lago Pianozes is a beautiful little Alpine lake just ten minutes' drive from the centre of Cortina. Surrounded by conifers and deciduous trees, and by the Dolomites peaks all around, it's beautiful even if very low in the valley. On the shore of the lake this restaurant is beautiful as well, and offers a fantastic menu both indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. The menu is local (Ampezan / Tyrolean) and spans from great starters to fantastic pasta dishes, from great meat to trout to delicious desserts. It's a shame that, in spite of the specific mention of gluten free options (which, of course, are available) they do not offer this option for the pasta dishes. Nowadays you can find very good GF pasta of all shapes, so it's just a matter of a little extra effort. This costs them my fifth star. Service is kind, prices in line with the offering - i.e. not cheap.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Staff is rude bordering on psycho, tried to scam us and then cursed at us in our total disbelief. Run away and never coming back. Too bad because the landscape is amazing, but these people are definitely not worth your money. Stay away from these people.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Questa non è una recensione ma bensì un dispetto di qualcuno che mi vuole fare del male...non è mai successo e mai succederà

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