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“A Surprise 40th Birthday.. What a perfect Lunch!!!”

Ristotrattoria La Monella
Price range: $10 - $40
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

I've organised the 40th birthday of my husband choosing "La Monella" since it became our summer place to have cheers and to enjoy the quite surrounding of the lake.I'd never been in Autumn here in the month of November which is usually humid and rainy days, in fact in almost two months of preparation for these surprise i had a lot of doubt if i really catches successfully. November 11, 2018 it was a cold, humid and rainy day the "La Monella" personnel surprised us with their very friendly cooperation to makes these birthday surprise a trully successful, from the restaurant decorations, the dining hall and the MENU which our family and friends has MOSTLY APPRECIATED. Thank you so much to Mr. Davide Marras, who willingly attended and helped me to organise well these event and also to Simone and Enrica who's assisted us during the lunch. I recommend " La Monella" restaurant in every special occasion like this. . Officially 40rty!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

We had completed most of a beautiful walk among the five lakes nestled in the hills above Ivrea, when we ended up at this wonderful lunch stop. Granted, we were hungry, but the food was wonderful and the setting on it's own little lake was beautiful. You don't however, have to hike into the restaurant, it is accessible by car as well.
The restaurant has a large wooden deck that looks out over the lake. At the end of September late in the afternoon we were one of a few tables, adding to the peacefulness of the setting.
We started with an antipasto plate that drew on the regional area of Canaversano. The plate included crisp pickled vegetables (these were delicious) a vegetable flan, a vegetable quiche, slices of veal with anchovy sauce, Tomina ( a small fresh sheep milk cheese) served with honey and studded with walnuts and a slice of fried semolina, that was sweetened, and also very delicious. We also shared a charcuterie plate that had local prosciutto, breseola, 3 kinds of Toma cheeses (all local) and boar sausage.
This was followed by a whole wheat pasta with loads of roasted tomatoes -- very light but the roasted tomatoes were both sweet and concentrated. We ordered their locally made white wine which was also wonderful and had the Italian name for "letting down your suspenders" meaning to relax. This was a really special place with food that was not at all fancy, but very fresh and local. La Monella means "tomboy" or "brat" with their logo being a young girl with a slingshot. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a great stop during our hiking trail on the Via Francigena. This restaurant is located on a hill that overlook the Pistono Lake. We just had excellent Spritz on the garden (as it was not time yet for dinner) with snacks. I recommend to anyone who is coming in the region.

Date of visit: August 2014
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Date of visit: May 2021
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Date of visit: May 2021
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