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“Average at these prices” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Ristorante di Paolo

Il Ristorante di Paolo
Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Menaggio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Colchester
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Average at these prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Visited whilst on holiday as seemed widely recommended as best in Menaggio - which it may be judging by general standard in town! However, for these prices we've eaten at much better places with much tastier food. The fish starter was a bit tasteless, the beef was average and deserts uninspiring. Service was slow and setting is like sitting in a crowded market. Needs to up the standard to justify prices, but probably won't as no real competition.

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Bonn, Germany
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lovely food and great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We enjoyed a leisurely Saturday afternoon lunch here. We ate tomato and mozarella salad, Autumn salad, Porcini risotto and lake fish, while our children enjoyed pasta with tomato sauce. All the food was delicious and the portions were great - just the right size so we could enjoy it all without feeling too full. It was lovely to sit and gaze over the lake and enjoy some sun while we ate.The service was also excellent.

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Candia, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best night of our trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday evening and it was just perfect. We had the seafood risotto and pasta pomodoro. Our table overlooked the lake at sunset. We started with a bottle of Pinot Grigio and a nice cheese and prosciutto plate to share. We also split a great chocolate dessert. The atmosphere and food were everything one hopes for in Italy.

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San Jose, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excellent food but not the biggest portions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

Great food and nice location. Portions rather on the small side but still a highly recommended place.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Reasonable food but expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

The pasta dishes were very good, the rest of the food was average but the location was great. We didnt eat anywhere better in the town, its odd the restaurants all seemed to have the same menu.

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