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“I went 4 days in a row... and I was only in Verbania for 4 days!”
Review of La Casera

La Casera
Ranked #2 of 200 Restaurants in Verbania
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: the large-scale retail trade for the attentionto quality and innovation, rather than to the brand or the fashions, Eros transformed his shop into areal amplified space constantly looking for new flavors, renewing and enlarging it with the creationof a maturing cellar in the centre of Intra and the recent creation of a tasting area of its bestproducts. And this is the magic circle, that single area in which the customer can immergethemselves with all five senses, to live a unique emotion that they are the protagonists in everyprocess of production. As they say, from the producer to the consumer without intermediaries.Under the arches of Ranzoni Square, in the heart of the historic centre of Intra, “La Casera” has nowbecome an institution among the food and wine lovers. The choice to specialize in refining localproduce results to be a winner. The cheeses chosen with care by Eros are seasoned in the naturalcellar, with attention to the nuances of aromas and flavours as in the case of “Robiola Incavolata”, afresh cheese that is matured in cabbage leaves for 20 days,or “Blue Vin Santo”, aged in oak barrelsfilled with esteemed Tuscany wine. “Robiole”,Tome Ossolane and Piemontesi “Taleggi, the famous“Bettelmatt” produced from raw milk of the“Bruna Alpina Piemontese” breed , are just a fewexamples of the wide range of products typically related to these areas, which you can find,taste,buyon the premises of "The casera“The shop with tables" This is how Eros presents the tasting area within the company. Because"TheCasera",since 16 March 2012 gives also the possibility to taste the best products in-store. Theproposal of the best brands also extends to wines, strictly belonging to the tradition of Piemonte,with the exception of “Prosecco of Biancavigna”, particularly appreciated by customers in the ritualhour of the aperitif."Bread and various fillings" of local producers are served on the tables . Eventhe dessert is carefully selected from the best recipes of traditional Piemontese pastry.
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I am an Italian-Canadian and I normally stop by the Intra area of the Lago Maggiore to see family ever year or so. This year a good friend of the family who owns a shop in Intra took me to La Casera for lunch on my first day on the lake.

Do yourself a favour and try the Buffalo Mozzarella with Prosciutto Crudo di Parma. It is one of the most memorable dishes I've ever enjoyed in my life. Are these guys serious about their meats and cheeses? Most days the buffalo mozzarella arrives overnight from the Campania region (near Naples) where it has been made the day it ships. How is that for fresh. By the time any buffalo mozzarella arrives in North America it is almost always at least 2 weeks old!

Wash this dish down with a bottle of the house prosecco which is excellent. On two other occasions I returned simply to share a bottle of prosecco as an aperitif with friends. The beauty is that if you order the bottle this way they bring you a very ample selection of bread, cheeses and meats to enjoy it with. All for only €17.

This place is as serious as you will find in Italy when it comes to the quality and selection of cheeses and cured meats.

Do yourself a favour and stop by!

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We wanted a light dinner and decided to visit this delicatessen/wine shop that also serves food and wine. And what did "some cold cuts and some cheese" turned into? An unforgettable evening with so many different things to try that we lost track of what we had.
Eros, the owner, is so in love with what he does that he transferres his love to the patrons. Cheese, salumi and prosciutto from all over Italy, great bread, breadsticks and paper thin bread from Sardegna, franciacorta, excellent red wines,...
We actually returned the next evening to taste what we had to skip the night before. Sour cherry mostarda, burrata with Sicilian oregano, lardo,... ah, when we will be here again?

1  Thank Matevz
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

La Casera is not only food and wine, it is also a deli where you can buy all sorts of breads, cheese and meat. Every two weeks I drop in for a glass of wine (if not two) and a plate of cheese and cold cuts, all products are local and absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is lovely as well, nice old wooden tables, outside you sit on stools and a beer barrel is your table. Eros is a lovely person with a strong personality, you feel as if you are his best friend. If you don't visit La Casera at least once then you are really missing out on something.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

La Casera is simply a must to buy cheese, all kinds of salumi and antipasti. we go there everytime when in intra and love to do our shopping there. try the gorgonzola dolce or the taleggio. they sell sourdough bread that is simply fantastic, and not only compared to Italian standards!

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1  Thank Uta K
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Whenever we come to Verbania, we always make a point to stop at La Casera di Buratti. If you would like a relaxed snack, this is really the place to go. Everything you eat is a fabulous taste experience. We always have the Salumi plate which is fantastic.

I certainly recommend La Casera!

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