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Il Clandestino

Via Rossini 5, 28838, Stresa, Italy
+39 0323 30399
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“tasting menu” (3 reviews)
“chef franco” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Via Rossini 5, 28838, Stresa, Italy
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1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 7 October 2016

I had many occasion to visit this restaurant and everytime I have found food excellent and a warm and careful treatment by the staff and the chef itself. Every dish was properly introduced by the chef in person and proposed with the correct wine.I suggest...More

Thank Stefano S
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Had tried to book this before we left uk. Were really pleased when we stumbled across it while walking around the town, very tucked away. We called in and talked with chef/owner??, he was great, passionate about his local food, describing the tasting menus, assuring...More

Thank Annieb1900
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I reserved this restaurant for a group of 12 on a saturday for dinner. Franco was very flexible and accommodating. We agreed on the classic tasting menu (degustazione classico). 5 people canceled a couple of hours ahead and Franco did not make a fuss. He...More

Thank sme0
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went with my wife at Il Clandestino last Saturday. This is a fish restaurant nearby the lake in Stresa. Place: nice, a bit more quiet than the lake shore Menu: appealing, meals aren't that expensive for the place and the quality of the products...More

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Il Clandestino specializes in fish and seafood - not the type of cuisine I usually prefer, but the food was exceptional. Don't expect to find anything as basic as fish and chips; every dish was creatively and carefully put together and it tasted delicious! Our...More

Thank R H
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We haven't been to Stresa for 5 years, so a repeat visit to Il Clandestino was at the top of our list. I wandered in one day to make a reservation, to find chef/padrone Franco sitting in the restaurant, chatting with a friend. After indulging...More

Thank jimweibo
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our host recommended this 1* restaurant to us. Never having been to a 1* before we were very dubious and slightly nervous to say the least. Marco our waiter could not have been more helpful or patient with us. He very professionally and friendly guided...More

Thank AndyEllenGrantham
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

On the recommendation of our hotel concierge we gave this a try as we were in the mood for fish. Very glad for the recommendation. From the moment we entered the service was attentive and friendly without being over the top. Franco's food was simple,...More

1  Thank FiHeywood
Reviewed 5 October 2015

6 of us walked in late with no reservations, but they took great care of us. The chef came out to talk about what was available on his menu and we had a great meal!

Thank sg_pixel
Reviewed 28 September 2015

You won't be disappointed with Il Clandestino...but don't go here if you're looking to save money. It is not crazy-expensive or anything, but if you go in expecting to have a meal on a budget you just won't feel comfortable letting the chef and host...More

Thank rtnorth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Rossini 5, 28838, Stresa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Stresa
  • Phone Number: +39 0323 30399
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