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La Cucina di Elsa

Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 267523
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (15 reviews)
“pulpo” (2 reviews)
“prawns” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was outstanding. I had the exotic salad for an appetizer. It was huge and could have been a main dish (there was pineapple, avocado, greens, shrimp, and octopus). The octopus was perfect. For my main course had the fettucine with clams and almost...More

Thank lamaral1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my family in a storm. A nasty man nearly opened the door and practically kicked us out because we did not have a reservation. Unacceptable to treat any tourist in this way. Shame on your staff!

Thank Andrea N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Cucina di Elsa is a pretty little spot not far from the plaza and shore in Como. Surrounded by beautiful blooms it truly is a lovely spot to sit. The food is simple and well-executed. Service was surprisingly fast. A nice local wine list.

Thank The Yum L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A sweet little place with excellent food and service. I had the octopus and arugula salad and the octopus was perfectly cooked - tender and delicious. A tiny gem of a restaurant in Como.

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Don't even want to waste time with this but oh dear how rude the guy was, couldn't go as far as sitting before getting ruded off. Trust the other guys saying how bad service is. It's dramatic.

Thank Timothé B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Stayed in Como for 6 nights. Ate in different restaurants every night, one was awful, 4 were good but this restaurant was by far the best. The food was and service was excellent.

Thank captainhaddock
Reviewed 21 May 2017

went to this restaurant because the decorations and cute flowers caught my eye whilst walking past it, food did not disappoint me at all opted for a seafood spaghetti, was amazing 18 euros but big proportions then had a tiramisu as well was brilliant high...More

Thank Kayley H
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Wonderful restaurant. Amazing sea food and wine. Nice and friendly service. You should try when you are in Como. Thank you Nicola for your hospitality, it was a great dinner...

Thank Çavlan A
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Easter, without table booking they helped us to find table. Delicious see food spaghetti. Location very cozy. Prices could be cheaper but compared with the food , worth it.

Thank Denisevvz
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I had dinner at La Culinary de Elsa. The place was fully booked, but the friendly waiter took me in by asking if I could eat somehow fast. I had sword fish and cold-smoked tuna carpaccio with cherry tomatoes, rocket and marinated onion for a...More

Thank TournedosRossini
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$58
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como
  • Phone Number: +39 031 267523
From far the best fish restaurant in Como: we suggest to take the Spaghetti with Langoustines, the Fish Grill plate and as an appetizer the Anchovise from Elsa.
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