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Piazza Carlo de Cristoforis 1, 21018 Sesto Calende, Italy
+39 331 924 435
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
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328 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I'd never been in here before, no real reason, just pricey compared to many other places around, so was waiting for a special occasion. Nice interior and nice service. The menu of the night that offered the most interesting options was seafood based. We chose a seafood pasta with beans, that was not only interesting in flavor, but rich and... More 

Thank Oliver D
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were met at the door by the owner. Very welcoming. No English menu available but the owner translated fairly well. I order steak capuchin which I had never had before. It was decent but I probably would not order again. It would probably be better to share. This restaurant is probably a bit more upscale.

Thank hobbscat
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The food is fine and the waiting staff is very friendly. But, I was totally surprised by the rudeness of the owner.

Thank Gerrit v
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is an extremely nice place. I'm American here on business. My Co worker and I went here...and requested an outdoor table on their veranda. They said it was fully booked. Only after 1.5 hours (when we were done inside with our meal) did the veranda fill up. Maybe in the future, paying customers could or should take priority over... More 

Thank Robert L
Moscow, Russia
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66 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This place is very good if you prefer sea food. In my opinion the better way to ask the waiter or owner what is better today. They are very friendly and try to make you happy when you staying there.also I can recommend white fish soup it consist of many different type of sea food and very tasty. To get... More 

Thank alexander m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

A fabulous location on the river and we had multiple staff waiting on us with great service. We had a mixture of starters to share, from fish carpaccio to cod to scampi to sardines and all seafood was fresh and tasty. Would highly recommend.

Thank Feuvolant
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

Went there several times, for lunch or for dinner, always on business trip. Always good very satisfied by the quality of food and the taste of wine. During summer time you benefit of the view over the river (you're only a few hundred yards from the maggiore lake). During winter time you stay in and, I have to confess, that... More 

Thank Jlv31
Jundiai, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Delicious pizza ( I prefer with daily fresh mushrooms). The staff are very helpfull and friendly. Also a good choice for tradicional italian dishes!!

Thank bvoss109
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We were invited (again) by Italian friends who regularly go to this restaurant. After a good Bruschetta we started with Risotto with clamps and fresh water langoustines Main course Since we were with 8 we took a whole fish (Dentex - family of the Sea Brass) prepared with Capers, Olive Oil and patatoes. Both dishes were brilliant yet so simple.... More 

Thank Janil
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

La Biscia is situated beside the River Ticino at the southern tip of Lake Maggiore. It has some seating outside in the summer and serves a range of magnificent freshwater and seafood dishes that are as good as I have had anywhere. Prices reflect the quality of this top class restaurant. Excellent service and comprehensive cellar ensure a dining experience... More 

Thank geoffincornwall

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Carlo de Cristoforis 1, 21018 Sesto Calende, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Sesto Calende
  • Phone Number: +39 331 924 435

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