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Il Ristorante di Paolo

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Largo Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 5 | Ground Flr, Hotel Garni Corona, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
+39 0344 32133
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The presence of a lot of people in a Sunday cloudy day of the beginning of March is a signal that the quality of this place should be high. This impression was satisfy by a valued menu in which the presence of fish and meet dishes was balanced. The service was OK as well as the price. The forniture is... More 

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Bernardston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Simply wowed by this place. Got a tip from our hotel staff and was so impressed we came back for a second time the next night. Really fine dining hosted by an energetic and attentive staff. Our choices included: artichoke with pigeon breast; risotto with raw shrimp,pistachio, and orange peel ; macaroni with braised lamb, olives, green beans, and roasted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great location in the centre of town and with views of the lake when sitting outside

Thank Lisa G
Bainbridge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The food is excellent, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the view is beautiful. Even with a group, service was quick and staff was warm and welcoming.

Thank Tourdirector14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Even tough the missoltini (as starter) aren't on the card, when asked if it was possible to get this local delicacy.. after a check with the chef it was made available. This (in salt) smoked fish filet is for connoisseurs and typical of the Como lake.

Thank renevey
Burlington, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This restaurant is so popular you need to make a reservation. The food is very good and in the main plaza in town by the water.We had the pasta with lamb ragout, the trout fillet and seafood casserole/soup. All was very good. Great service as well.

Thank perrysoula
Southport, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This restaurant has a lovely setting when sitting outside for dinner as the tables face out over the lake, however booking is essential as if not you will get turned away, and we saw many who did. The service was fine, and the food was extremely enjoyable as was the wine which the waiter recommended. The one downside was we... More 

2 Thank lorettaTwickenham
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

An excellent sunny location on the small square with lake views. You expect to pay a little more for a view, but this was rather pricey. Service was friendly and the food generally very good. Worth considering if you're in the centre of Menaggio, but not worth a detour. There is probably better value around if you don't need the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We may have just been lucky, as the sun was shining and the restaurant was quiet without requiring bookings . Glad we ignored previous comments as food was excellent and staff were lovely. I think like many Italian resorts you visit in high season and you may need to be fairly organised with advance bookings as Mannagio extremely busy ,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The food here is excellent and we ate here twice. Would recommend the baked pigeon breast which was very tender and the best I have ever eaten anywhere. Staff. Dry courteous and polite and huge wine list.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 5 | Ground Flr, Hotel Garni Corona, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Menaggio
  • Phone Number: +39 0344 32133

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