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Via Vignola 14, 28041 Montrigiasco, Arona, Italy
+39 0322 57201
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (2 reviews)
“the owner” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Vignola 14, 28041 Montrigiasco, Arona, Italy
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

A small detour from our destination but certainly worth while the extra kilometers. The courses are very generous and tasteful, all served in an amazing setting. Definitely go there if you have the chance!

Thank zaksteek
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located about 15 minutes drive up the hill from Arona. We took a cab and payed 15 euro. The restaurant is situated in a very beautyful place. Compared to Arona it's very peaceful and there's a stunning view from the terrace. You...More

Thank merete k
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Stayed at their B&B which is located over the restaurant, and included breakfast. Food and service was fantastic. The entire family went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one.

Thank Joan R
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is the kind of restaurant you dream of when you plan a visit to Italy. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming; the salle-à-manger is spacious and with a lovely view; the food is outstanding (choose whatever, you cannot go wrong) and the wine list...More

Thank ChefLuigiBo
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We ate hear on a friend's recommendation. About an hour from Milan Malpensa airport. The service was fantastic in this very friendly run family restaurant. Their wine list and knowledge of wine is excellent. Even though we could not speak any Italian, the waitress translated...More

Thank RockyRik
Antonella S, Proprietario at Castagneto, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016
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Grazie mille !!

Reviewed 18 October 2016

You can eat interesting dishes well cooked from the owner. i appreciated rabbit and "tartare". All member of the family is full time at your service. A wide variety of vine and cakes complete the menu .

Thank Giorgio B
Antonella S, Proprietario at Castagneto, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016
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Grazie mille !

Reviewed 7 August 2016

We dined at this fabulous restaurant seven years ago and made it a point to have a special celebration there on this trip. What a great dining experience from start to finish. All of our group of six were very happy with their meals. Very...More

Thank DrillerBurlington
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We found this first class restaurant by chance and the next day changed our plans just to visit it again. Friendly and very attentive staff, delicious food, nice house wine. Nice view from the balcony, fresh flowers in the inner hall. The atmosphere is peaceful...More

Thank werri2016
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We stayed at the restaurant's B&B at the same premises. What wonderful people. So warm and friendly. Fresh flowers in the hall. It was a whole apartments...2 bedrooms, modern kitchen and bathroom. A large lounge room and a verandah with stunning views. Spotlessly clean with...More

Thank Prue Y
Reviewed 12 May 2016

This was a great place to eat. It was full on the Saturday night we went. Amazing choice. All 4 of us had different things and all were delicious. The wine was also good. The staff were friendly, one person was able to help us...More

Thank Claire K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$27 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vignola 14, 28041 Montrigiasco, Arona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Arona  >  Montrigiasco
  • Phone Number: +39 0322 57201
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Castagneto Restaurant was founded in 1969 in the green hills of Montrigiasco, a small village 7 km from Arona, by Lake Maggiore. It is run by siblings Antonella and Franco Spinella, fourth generation of restaurant keepers, with the help of their mother Franca. The atmosphere is friendly and stylish, with a welcoming restaurant room and a beautiful and cool terrace with a view that sweeps over the hills of Lake Maggiore and beyond, to the nearby Lombardy.Traditional Novara and Verbano cuisine are blended with imagination and originality and menus can vary daily, according to what the market offers and to the logic succession of the seasons
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