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“Fabulous food and wonderful hospitality”
Review of Il Cortile

Il Cortile
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Swiss
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on the recommendations of our friends at Trip Advisor and were delighted with our experience. This is a lovely little local restaurant, with a great local atmosphere, a warm welcome together with Michelin star quality food. The owner and staff were all charming. The menu was interesting and varied. The cuisine outstanding and the wine amazing. The only thing we would mention is that they do allow dogs in the restaurant so if you are allergic or don't like animals then this is not the place for you. Having said that they were very discreet - there were two the evening we were there. This is quite a southern European thing so if you are from the US or the UK it might be something you don't like.

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Thank MartiniJane
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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We had an excellent evening at "il Cortile". The second you make the reservation or you enter the restaurant you realize that the owner is taking care of his guests and is giving them a very warm welcome. Arno is an excellent host!
The food was outstanding and the respective wine recommendation fitted very well with the three course meal and was excellent value for money. Always again! Best choice in Cannero and one of the best in Lago Maggiore region. Very good atmosphere in this restored building.

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Thank SupermanO
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

My brother visited Cannero Riviera a decade ago and raved about this restaurant so we had to try it on our trip to Lake Maggiore. Everything he said was true. Friendly and attentive service, delicious food and charming atmosphere. You will not regret treating yourself to a special night at Il Cortile!

Thank EJClem
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

Well first of all Arno, he knows what he is doing in that lovely restaurant. Food is excellent, great atmosphere.

Thank Patricia Z
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Reviewed May 31, 2011

We found this gem recommended in a "Lonely Planet" guide, of all things! From the minute we stepped inside everything was lovely - the staff, the setting, and most of all, the food. The food was "Northern Italian" featuring many fresh, local ingredients and it showed.

I had a seared scallop starter that was, literally, the best scallop dish I have ever had in my life and I LOVE scallops. When I told our server that he simply beamed and the chef was waiting for me when we left to thank me for the compliment!

The staff made excellent recommendations for wine, etc. The setting in a lovely courtyard with art work featured was romantic without being kitschy.

We will definitely return.

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1  Thank jawms
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