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Il Ritrovo

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Via Cini 44, 22018, Porlezza, Italy
+39 0344 72360
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were just another table at a busy restaurant. Often forgotten and the staff were far from friendly. Food was average, nothing special. The location next to the lake is nice however we were unable to enjoy it due to a wind storm.

Thank simplefamilytravel
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

More quantity than quality. Ate "fettucine with salsa di alici", the pasta was vey good, the sauce unispiring. Then a veal cutlet "orecchia d'elefante" covered in cherry tomatoes & rucola, plus side servings of potatos. Rucola old, potatos greasy and the cutlet average.

Thank Francesco B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Even the bread basket was top class. The whole meal was very enjoyable and the location beautiful The wine list is excellent and atmosphere great. Was mostly Italian diners in there which is a very good sign.

Thank Purple K
Lugano, Switzerland
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355 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The location is beautiful, right on the lake no noise lovely scenery. Vast menu and good wine, good food quality. Service is speedy but be aware, whatever goes wrong it's not their fault, more probably (certainly!) it's yours.

Thank Charles I
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A 10 minute walk from the Parco San Marco, this restaurant sits on the bank of the lake and has stunning views. It is also within a 20 minute walk of Porlezza along the old road now for pedestrians and cyclists. There is a large car park if coming by car. Pasta, pizza and meat and fish courses very reasonably... More 

Thank jenny945
Rome, Italy
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It is always a good sign when you have local guest and tourists alike any this is the case in this restaurant. The food is good, as is the service and the prices adequate. Of course one would assume the location on the shores of lake Lugano would make it too easy for the two owners, but no, we think... More 

Thank Jollytrav
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant down by the lake and with great views. The service was good and they did try to help us out when our Italian failed. I had the veal which was cooked perfectly whilst my husband had sea bass which was delicious. I'm not a great fan of fish but if we go back I will... More 

Thank lancslass64
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152 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Food was excellent, with a fantastic view/setting. My niece had the risotto which was the winner on the night. Wine was good and the service was also good. Good atmosphere.

Thank belfastim
Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We truly enjoyed service and food at this ideally located restaurant with a great terrace overlooking the lake. We arrived by boat from Lugano. The restaurant was fully booked from mainly tourists. We've been here before a couple of years ago. It hasn't changed much - still very good sea food and a good wine list.

Thank BorisandDenise
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My family and I had dinner at Il Ritrovo on our last night on Lake Lugano. It is a fairly large restaurant overlooking the lake. We sat on the outside terrace and had a good view of the lake. The tables were set up with decent quality table linen and glasses. The menu was very interesting; plenty of pasta, pizza,... More 

Thank Anenne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cini 44, 22018, Porlezza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Como  >  Porlezza
  • Phone Number: +39 0344 72360
The restaurant "Il Ritrovo" in Porlezza is situated on the bank of the beatiful Lugano Lake. It offers a unique, stunning panorama with a large terrace placed directly on the lake, with a specially selected wines and a Mediterranean menù, the staff are at your disposal to spend a pleasant afternoon. Our facility offers two large car parks and a habour if you wish to reach us by boat. Booking welcome, with the possibility of hosting parties, banquets, weedings and more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?