Isola dei Pescatori could be the hidden jewel of the borromean islands… I am afraid it is not. It is charming and small but the sheer number of restaurants on the island does hide a bit how nice the architecture and the island are.
I travelled with my wife in June 2012 and got the boat to the island from the privateers you can find in Stresa. The island itself is quite small and the only inhabited island on the lake I think. It is supposed to be a nice fisherman island, but the lake front is dominated by the touristic boat which is a shame and the inner part of the village is dominated by pricey restaurants.
You can walk around the island in less than an hour and it was a nice and refreshing stop before our trip back to Isola Bella. Bring a picnic, put your feet in the water, enjoy the lake views and go for a stroll in the village. I think this is as far as it goes… Worth a look, but do not expect to be blown away!