We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Zucca

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Regione Bolco | Arola, 28891 Arola, Italy
+39 0323 821114
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 16: English reviews
Ispra, Italy
Level Contributor
131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Among all the places around Ispra this is definitely among the better ones having a business lunch. They have at least three or more choices per course, always a choice of vegetarian or not, often a choice of fish, and not only sugo al pomodoro but more varied stuff. Even the accompanying bread was quite crispy and tasty. The portions... More 

Helpful?
Thank dogadoga
Level Contributor
97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Another celebration takes us to the Zucca restaurant, high in the hills of Arola, above Lake Orta. The food is exceptional, as is the service,hard work and professionalism, make this "little gem" my favourite place to dine. My compliments to the owners and staff, for always making us so welcome. The photo's captures a very appropriate enormous Zucca all 90kilos... More 

Helpful?
Thank David W
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

as the name Zucca means pumpkin , the take here is use of classic and local ingredients in innovative ways . The most astonishing Dolci ever , two carts of cake , tarts and panna cotta. Starters and main courses on a wisely chosen and selective menu were all mouthwatering . Good flavours and balance to dishes , Lardo with... More 

Helpful?
Thank hornbeam01
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

I've been twice in this wonderful place up in the mountains. You can arrive in 20 minutes by car from the region of Verbania. It is a family business. The food is delicious and the service one of the best I've seen until now. They have really good wines from the region and not only. You have to try the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cristina G
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

A quaint family run restaurant in a beautiful location. We were staying in Orta and this restaurant was recommended to us by a business associate. Most certainly worth the 25 minute drive from Orta. We would return again and again. Allesendra, the daughter of the owners took care of us speaking fantastic English and making us feel most welcome. Extremely... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BobbyDavino
Lenzburg, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

1 appetizer, 6 plates, and 4 desserts and all were very good. The locals say it is good, too. Make reservations, as the place was filled with people who looked like locals or at least frequent visitors.

Helpful?
Thank Industrial_Tourist
barbado
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Husband and Wife tag team to create an experience that one would not expect high in the hills above Lago d'Orta. Not an easy drive but worth the trip. All the food is prepared fresh daily following seasonal availability. Make sure you leave room for dolce.

Helpful?
Thank lou r
Level Contributor
97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

We arrived today high in the hills above Lake Orta, to the tiny village of Arola and the home of the famous La Zucca Ristorante. We were here to celebrate a friends 90th Birthday in his favourite restaurant. What a magnificent setting, a meal fit for Kings, and the service and attention to detail was simply superb. This is my... More 

Helpful?
Thank David W
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

La Zucca is since my childhood our favorite family hangout. Located on the mountain road that connects Val Sesia and Val D'Orta, it is as simple as excellent. Food is gorgeous, traditional yet very sophisticated. I did love it when I was a child and my family was use to go there in August, I still love it and my... More 

Helpful?
Thank Silvianegrifirman
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

I really liked this restaurant, because the food was very good. I ate a three courses menu, with salat, chicken and soup. It wasn't expensive, because it was very good and you got a lot of food for the money. You could also eat very well outside. And The service was really great. I can really recommend this restaurant.

Helpful?
Thank Noorvg2000

Travellers who viewed La Zucca also viewed

Omegna, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
Orta San Giulio, Province of Novara
 
Masera, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
 
Pettenasco, Province of Novara
Domodossola, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
 

Been to La Zucca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Regione Bolco | Arola, 28891 Arola, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola  >  Arola
  • Phone Number: +39 0323 821114

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Zucca and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from La Zucca staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?