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Ristoro Antico

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Via Bottelli 46 | Arona, 28041, Arona, Italy
+39 0322 46482
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant hidden in an alleyway in Arona has authentic Italian food and a family home atmosphere. It is owned and operated by a husband and wife. We went on a Wednesday night and it is a great night to come, no crowds. The host brought us an apertiv with a small glass of proseco. No charge! We enjoyed a... More 

Thank Holtem
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Authentic Italian food at bargain prices. Gnocchi are a must. Home made bologna sauce. Nice friendly staff, English is ok

Thank bgoldstucker
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

As other reviews have said it's run by husband and wife primarily. There wasn't a menu. He explained it all to us - with most of the ingredients for the dishes all being sourced from themselves ( Eg. Salami, porchetta). Our starters were pasta followed by a beef and a pork main course. All flavours were wonderful. There was a... More 

1 Thank Neil W
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This place is ran by a husband and wife that add a special touch to your evening. Every night the menu can change but everything is always delicious. It's a set price of €25 for your appretivo, first, and second meal. Wine and desert are extra but a must.

Thank Amanda G
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has some of the most charming and intimate tables. The large glass window opens completely allowing for a cool breeze to refresh you while eating in the summer. This restaurant opens around 7:15-7:30. Again, we have found an authentic Italian restaurant that serves more than just pasta or pizza. We ate there twice and were not disappointed. The... More 

Thank Holtem
Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The restaurant is family run, the food is honest and certainly very well prepared. The environment and how this restaurant is run made it a commemorative experience. I'll definitely go there again next time.

Thank Rene S
Arona, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I've never had a bad meal while in Italy. Ever. And antico was no exception. The reason for this review is for the fantastic grappa offered to us after dinner. I've never had anything better! I will plan on eating here every time I come back!

Thank Itsme0151
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Ristoro Antico is a typical and beautiful restaurant run by a warm friendly couple who cook very good "home-made" food. The man is just like Pinocchio's father Geppetto (and I say this with all my nicest and sweetest intentions), he's so kind, funny and gentle! And he looks a lot like him! :) the food was very good but I... More 

Thank João M
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We had not booked, which if we had arrived 10 minutes later would have meant no dinner! Signora Olga found a table for two for us and our wonderful evening commenced.Senor Gustavo came with an Aperitif, a young lady (a member of the family?) explained to us in perfect English, what was on the menu that evening and we decided... More 

Thank Christopher L
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

This place is magic. The owners are the sweetest couple, the food is fantastic. We never made it to the mains... The starters were so good we had them all, some twice. Feels like eating at a friends house.

Thank YbdFA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bottelli 46 | Arona, 28041, Arona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Arona
  • Phone Number: +39 0322 46482

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