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“Great Experience / Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Battipalo

Battipalo
Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Lesa
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Baveno, Italy
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125 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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“Great Experience / Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

This husband and wife team create together a wonderful dining experience. We've been several times and chose this restaurant for my husband's 60th birthday celebration. Each course is carefully prepared with the highest quality of ingredients in mind. We've had several different courses including the house made pasta, various fish dishes, regional beef, tempura, local cheeses, etc. and have yet to be disappointed. Try the Arneis white wine with pasta/fish and the Nebbiolo red with the the beef. Simona (the chef) and Gabrielle are both very kind and help to create a wonderful atmosphere for their guests. I highly recommend this restaurant when visiting Lago Maggiore.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A foodies delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Ate here earlier this week and went back for our 'last supper' last night ( a group of 9 Aussie friends) Just an amazing experience by a couple who are absolutely passionate about their food and wine. Even more impressive they remembered the dietary requirements of two of our friends and also the wine we liked to drink. To top it off we were given a box of pasta to take back to Australia. Thank you to the chef and her husband for 2 fabulous evenings.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Carole F
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Pasadena, California
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Terrific restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

The owner of the B and B where we stayed sent us here the first night and we went back the second. It's right on the water's edge with easy parking. The food was delicious. If you like chicken, try their version of a club sandwich!

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank AIS45
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Nice
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent gastronomic restaurant in Lesa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

The first thing you realize when entering Battipalo is the great location. Most of the tables are just next to the lake, you almost feel like you are on a boat on the lake.
The food is excellent too. Battipalo is offering a gastronomic cuisine, very nicely decorated dishes, cooked to perfection, nice combination of food, etc. The portions are appropriate as well and the wine list is good.
The service was good, just towards the end when a lot of people showed up, the only waiter had a hard time, but I suppose this was due to an unexpected high number of guests on this day during a quiet week.
Overall, we had a great time at Battipalo!

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank pataten
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Burlingame, California
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wow, the best dinner and ambience on Lago Maggiore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2011

We visited this restaurant on the advice of a local friend. We were delighted with everything. This lovely, small restaurant (maybe 12 tables or so) is owned by a local couple. The husband takes care of the front of the house and his wife is the chef extraordinaire. I had the gnocchi - caccio e pepe - it was delicious and the tempura di lago (lake perch and veges). Absolutely the best tempura I have ever had including all the Japanese restaurants I have eaten in. Hubby had the the stinco agnello (lamb shoulder). He even tried to gnaw on the bone!!! Had a wonderful bottle of white wine - Gavi. Even shared an apple torta for dessert. The bill came to less than 100 Euro (2 pastas, 2 main courses, one bottle of water, one bottle of wine, one dessert and 2 coffees). A deal for a meal this good and a view to drool over. The restaurant is located RIGHT on the lakefront. It has large windows everywhere. We have been living in Lesa for 4 months and cannot beleive it found us this long to discover this restuarant. It is casual, warm, friendly, excellent service and food. We wore jeans and the table next to us had 4 lovely local women all decked out for a girls night out. I can't rave about this gem enough.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank cjcalifornia
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