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Chic & Freak

$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub
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Via IV Novembre 43, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
+39 393 801 2652
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Showing 42: English reviews
St Albans, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant/bar, which has changed its name from Chic & Freak to La Conca, is on the Lake side of the main road as you head towards the centre of Menaggio. It is almost more a bar than a restaurant;.the dining area is long and narrow with a window onto the Lake at one end (the weather wasn't fit to... More 

Thank Verulam
St. Petersburg, Florida
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stopped earlier in the day for coffee and had a good experience so we figured we would come back for dinner. Bad choice. Lasagna appetizer was absolute mush; I could not distinguish between the noodles the sauce or the cheese in either consistency or flavor. Wife had seafood combo and spent the night bent over in the loo. Again,... More 

Thank steelers0355
New York, NY
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170 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here twice in our 4 nights here, the first time on recommendation from our hotel. Frequented by locals and tourists, La Conca (its new name) has a lovely terrace plus a plain inside, and excellent pizzas, pastas and fish, with a southern Italian touch. The sea bass (branzino) is notable in particular. The desserts are awesome - try the... More 

Thank BronxSteve
Derby, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

4 of us, we had the poorest food , without a smile and off hand service. Never again will visit this establishment.

Thank Sian N
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Had spotted this restaurant just a little further up from our Hotel when we arrived in town . Ended up going for two nights , fab food great service and what a view !!!! Get a table overlooking the Lake if possible . They have a great sparkling white wine which is available in Carafes which was handy . Beautiful... More 

Thank DevonPirates
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The staff was very kind and friendly. I had two over travelled little boys who were tired, they were patient and alot of fun. The food was fresh and very good. The chef had disco on in the kitchen....relaxed environment in the midst of the hustle and bustle of traveling.

Thank Gianesin5104
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We dined here on the night that Iceland beat England in the 'Euros'....well at least we enjoyed our meal.! It's nothing to look at from the street outside but the view from the terrace at the back across the lake is great. Very friendly and accommodating staff, good reasonably priced standard Italian menu and lots of atmosphere generated by the... More 

Thank PVilly
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Popped in for a quick lunch while waiting for our transfer to Milan only to discover an excellent little restaurant with a lovely view from the terrace surrounded by the scent of flowering jasmine. Food was very good indeed and the staff were lovely. Not a great street frontage but DO give it a try. You won't regret it.

Thank TRG5
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We loved popping in to La Conca for breakfast (wonderful coffee and yummy croissants), for dinner (tasty pasta) and most of all for a glass or three of Prosecco with nibbles on our way to and from various destinations. The staff were so friendly that by the end of our holiday they felt like friends. And you just couldn't get... More 

1 Thank Affable_Guest
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

A no fuss, no frills restaurant. The menu is similar to most of the other restaurants in menaggio but at half the price. The view from the balcony is truly amazing although you wouldn't know it from the entrance. The service was good and friendly. This was by far the best restaurant in menaggio.

2 Thank Tom S

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$20
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via IV Novembre 43, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Menaggio
  • Phone Number: +39 393 801 2652

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?