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Ristorante Cardini

Via Dei Mulini 8, 28838, Stresa, Italy
+39 349 141 9052
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“porcini” (3 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“great hosts” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Deli, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Dei Mulini 8, 28838, Stresa, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was started in 1929 - the original owner's daughter still lives nearby. The service could have been a little better, but the food is out of this world. I have the raviolis stuffed with pear, ricotta & Taleggio cheese (a local cheese) -...More

1  Thank Tom L
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We enjoyed our night at Cardini. Parking is a bit of a pain but the place is easy to find. It appears to be just a family or small group running it. Service was very slow as there were very few employees. The food was...More

1  Thank Larkin H
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Cardini is only few minutes above Stresa by car and well worth the visit, in fact if no car do get a taxi. There are tremendous views here, the lady in charge is fantastic at explaining everything, so helpful and the food is terrific. Alltogether...More

Thank Gerhard A
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We booked for dinner for 4 and the owner greeted us warmly (we are tourists! - see other review). She showed me where to park our car and she helped my disabled husband down the steps to the terrace. Our table looked out onto beautiful...More

1  Thank Jane M
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Arrived for lunch and did not have a booking. There were vacant tables and the waiter stated not for tourists. That was enough to turn me away.

2  Thank leanneandtony
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch on an absolutely beautiful day on the terrace. My wife had sole, and I had risotto. Splendid meals. Incredible views of the lake. Will return!

1  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We were a group of six with two children under 12 going for a late dinner. It was my U.S. parents' first time in the area and we wanted something that was true to the culture. Everything was delicious and they were super nice. The...More

2  Thank struminger2018
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

This was an experience from start to finish, sat nav sent us up the road to the right to Somerara above Stresa where this little gem is located. If you don’t want a fright up a corkscrew road with room for barely one car, ignore...More

3  Thank ammmjm
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited Ristorante Cardini for lunch on our final day in Stresa, what a restaurant, authentic, fantistic menu, great hosts- Patrizia and Lorenzo, so welcoming. The views and ambience, fantistic. What an afternoon, great finish to our holiday. 👏👍

2  Thank Jim M
Reviewed February 2, 2018

Staying the the village of Someraro for a week in the autumn, we had dinner there several evenings. It was clear that we were in the last dying weeks of the season, as we were more or less the only ones one of the evenings....More

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michelle t
July 10, 2018|
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Response from Lorenzo Giovann... C | Property representative |
You may follow on the street the sign for Someraro. We are 4 km. far from Stresa. First under the bridge of the railway, then via Siemens and Via Selvalunga.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Mulini 8, 28838, Stresa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Stresa
  • Phone Number: +39 349 141 9052
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The Restaurant "Cardini" is located in Someraro, on the hills of Stresa, and overlooks the Lake Maggiore with a charming view on the Borromeo Isles and the surrounding mountains. The restaurant has a large dining room with 70/80 seats and a terrace where the view is the perfect backdrop for relaxation, tasting our local products and enjoy our homemade cakes. At 80 meters from the restaurant there is a road leading to Mottarone and from there to Lake Orta, places of great tourist interest. Not far you can find as well hiking and biking trails to reach the top of this mountain and stop to visit the Alpinia botanical garden.We look forward to seeing you!
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