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“Perfectly Romantic”

Il Balcone sul Lago Cafe
Ranked #4 of 24 Restaurants in Brunate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $18
Description: Bar with terrace overlooking the lake, wonderful sunset and gorgeous drink, pizza and pasta... real stunning view!!!
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Description: Bar with terrace overlooking the lake, wonderful sunset and gorgeous drink, pizza and pasta... real stunning view!!!
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Out of my one week trip to Milan and Como, this place stood out the most to me. After a hike in the hrat, we heard some tranwuil jazz music, and not knowing where it was coming from, we continued down the road and around the corner and we arrived at the most spectacular BnB. The wine was just €3.50 but really good. The sun was shining down on the romantic balcony with a perfect view of Lake Como, and the music... oh I did love it here. We only stayed for one drink as we were only passing, and I do wish we could have gone back. One day. The people were ever so lovely too. I can't day enough about how beautiful this place is.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Leanne D
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The trip on the funicular from Como town was certainly worth the short wait. At the terminus, the area was a mix of features including a superb church, artisan stalls and refreshment area. We had been recommended to walk towards the 'painted houses', which were a little disappointing, but we ventured further along the hillside and came across this amazing little post walk sanctuary.
Il Balcone is set in a lovely characterful building with rooms for rent, a small restaurant and terraced cafe all of which had a bright and tasteful decor, which were spotlessly clean, but the two best features of Il Balcone are the fantastic view of the lake and the superb hosts that own and run the facility, who were very welcoming and delightful. If you take the trip on the funicular you cannot miss this little gem!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank TelW
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Once you are up on the hill and find your way to the panorama view place, you will find this absolutely unique place. The jazz music, amazing view, very friendly service, good drinks and food. What else could you wish?
We thought we would have drinks and walk back to the funicular, but because of the athmosphere, had some lunch and more drinks.
For me the amazing view combined to relaxed restaurant, friendly service, jazz music, old house, still modern bar - just perfect mix of everything.
I have visited many lovely places, but this was a perfect place in all aspects.
I highly recommend. Visit this unique restaurant and you will have an experience that you will not find anywhere else.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We just had a drink, from the terrace.
The view is stunning, and prices very friendly. Beautiful walk to go there!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank faaans
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Drove up to this restaurant from Como for dinner . Must say the drive up and down is a bit frightening- I believe you can also reach it by walking from the funicular landing and of course by taxi . The views were spectacular especially at sunset . Food was very good and very reasonably priced . Pizza and pasta both excellent. The husband and wife owners are really friendly and helpful .

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 0413RonM
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