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“Excellent service but slightly more than average food.”

Ristorante Giardinetto
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Pettenasco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $82
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The restaurant, with its fine indoor and outdoor terraces directly overlooking the lake, is known for its regional and creative cuisine, its well-stocked cellar with over 450 labels and the friendly professional courtesy of the young well qualified staff. In summer the gazebo and tables outside, cleverly decorated with flowers and candles make for a cosy romantic atmosphere, special moments where style and taste are a byword. Our philosophy is to be found in our quest for the finest raw materials, their transformation with absolute respect for its essence and integrity, following the finest of Piedmontese traditions while introducing at the same time our characteristic creativity.
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Usually we avoid eating at hotel restaurants. This is however, an elegant restaurant, very conveniently located in the hotel, with a nice view of the lake. Staff is excellent!! Wine list great, too. Food was often average, lacking in taste, and not up to what you find at good Italian restaurants - but maybe that is the case with all hotel restaurants? Focusing on the good stuff, ambition is high, the grilled steak was great (not always a fact in Italy). Pastas were on the other hand poor... Dessert was a horribly sweet experience, but the next day we asked for fresh strawberries and fresh pineapple, which was great!

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed in the hotel and ate breakfast and dinner daily. Very good food, good wine choice and with the excellent service it was idealic.

3  Thank Brian F
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Out of 6 courses 3 were poor. Over priced which is a pity as the service was good and the setting wonderful. We started in the hotel and only ate here once.

1  Thank WJB0
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

After 2 weeks of Chateau & Relais experiences in Southern France, we ended up at beautiful Lago Orta in the northern area of Piedmont where we discovered this gem. It offers a beautiful outdoor lakefront terrace setting, excellent service, food prepared in the highest quality with very reasonable prices. We ended up going back FOUR times over a six day period. We also have been in the immediate region five times before and were familiar with other restaurants. In the end, this is by far, the very best. Next time, we would also try a stay at their hotel.

Our favorite dishes included lightly grilled octopus, beautifully presented (polpo, aglio, olio e peperoncino), braised rabbit with numerous delightful desserts. Perhaps the finest meal was an entire Branzino with condiments skillfully filleted at our table by Angelo. Was absolutely delicious (see photos). This was the most rewarding dining experience during our month in Italy and France.

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Thank alexofsb
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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Stunning lakeside restaurant with attentive staff and great food. Would have 5 stars but mu girlfriends prawns were very undercooked. Not sure if it was intentional.

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Thank ChobeNatPark
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