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“Good all rounder with a great location”
Review of Locanda La Fornace - CLOSED

Locanda La Fornace
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Good lake restaurant with an excellent location right in the water. Good selection of pizza's and reasonable prices as typical for most of the village. Probably one of the better lake fish antipasto of our week eating around the lake.

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1  Thank Americophile_32
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Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

We were at Bellagio but most of the restaurants were not opened in winter so we have limited choices for lunch. So we decided to drive to Como for lunch instead. While on the way there we saw the restaurant signboard and decided to stop at this quiet restaurant next to the beautiful lake for lunch.

We were most impressed by the service of the restaurant. Not only did the chef came by to chat with us at our table, he also recommended us his speciality of the day (arraniatta pasta). The waiter (Carlo) was very warm and entertaining as well! Though he does not speak fluent English, he tried his best to explained to us the food on the menu. He also shared with us interesting info about the surrounding scenery (villa balbinello can be viewed across the lake from the restaurant!).

The food is really good and the serving size is generous. We had risotto with fried white fish, arrabiatta pasta and gnocchi with different types of cheese.

We were so full and decided to skip dessert but Carlo insisted that we try their dessert. We ordered one (creme brûlée equivalent) to share and it tasted so good that my kids finish it in less than a minute!

Carlo was so friendly. He took us to one of the balcony upstairs so that we can take a beautiful family picture with the lake as the backdrop. Thank you for the fantastic Italian warm hospitality Carlo!

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

You must try their fish, real good stuff and cooked well. The location was nice, quiet, close to the water. Outdoor seating by the lake which made a nice ambiance.

Thank Fazio M
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

A friend and I ate at this restaurant, and it had good gnocci and grilled vegetables. The prices were great for what we ordered, and they didn't charge a cover like most restaurants have. The restaurant had a great view of the lake, and they had a range of pizza, pasta, and fish. The service was fast, and everyone was very friendly. It felt like more of a local place than one catered towards tourists too. I would definitely return for a meal here!

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1  Thank Whitney S
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is a good local restaurant that had a lively atmosphere the night we ate there with a lot of locals eating there. The food was good and based on local lake fish, pastas and pizzas. Prices were very reasonable and service was good and friendly.

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