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Trattoria La Motta

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Piazza Fontana Buona 16, 28845 Domodossola, Italy
+39 0324 481041
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Milan, Italy
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place, after advice, and it did not disappoint our expectations. The big attraction is a fixed menu at something around €20, wine included. it is good and definitely worth the price. The day we were there, Saturday for lunch, all tables had ordered the same. Premises are nice and well organized.

Thank claudio b
Bordeaux, France
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

To start by the end, we left this place with a bad feeling and will never come back. I must say that the meal was fairly good, and the chief know what he is doing. And the restaurant as a place is nice. But the service was terrible, especially the waiter who welcome you as if you are disturbing him... More 

Thank Try33
lamottaDomodossola, Proprietario at Trattoria La Motta, responded to this review
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buona sera. Mi permetto di dire che non rispondo mai alle recensioni di tripadvisor perche la trovo una cosa inutile... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We arrived from Parma in Domodossola and wanted to eat somewhere on a rainy evening. We passed by Trattoria La Motta and were the only customers. The food is excellent, it really is. The presentation even so. Tagliatelle with wild boar ragout served in in a cut-open wine bottle. How original ! The antipasti was very good and what really... More 

1 Thank Ryan S
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent small restaurant. Nice food, really friendly service, mind the translation on the menu, but if you ever have been in an italian restaurant, you will find your way around.

1 Thank Jan Willem H
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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132 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Despite having made a reservation, two parties of three (without reservations !) were seated before me. I was then told a table was available on the terrace where I could only have coffee. This type of treatment is unfortuanely not uncommon for solo diners around the world. After some polite protesting, the situation was quickly remedied. I thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

Thank Louise H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Great find! Visiting for the day, we went to the market and then for lunch here. This is a warm, friendly place, the family owners were very hospitable. We had a party of 10, the food and service was superb, we will be back!

Thank Steve D
Windsor, Canada
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171 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

A lovely family run restaurant in the centre of Domodossola. The wonderful smells coming from the kitchen led us to this little gem. The food was delicious and very typical of the region , the service and presentation of food was exceptional, and the family was very proud of what they were able to give us. We were so impressed... More 

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Canton Fribourg
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We stopped here on the way home. Even though the staff was kind, the service was incredibly slow. Important to say that the restaurant was not crowded at all. Nevertheless, about 20 minutes just to place the order. Then half an hour to get the cold starter, which came just partially. We needed to ask for the remaining part because... More 

1 Thank AlexG71
Lausanne, Switzerland
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

This is a review I almost regret writing, as this place is so special you want to keep it low key as so far we've always been able to get a table. Over 6 years this is our 3rd visit , each one magical - the food is fantastic, fresh and regional and the service is full of love. The... More 

Thank ssimmer
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

We visited Domodossola on 2 January this year, and even though the second of January is not a holiday in Italy, the whole town looked mostly closed. We saw a dim light behind the windows in this trattoria and went in not expecting much. We were very pleasantly surprised. Behind the forbidding exterior (probably looks much nicer and more inviting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
International, Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Fontana Buona 16, 28845 Domodossola, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola  >  Domodossola
  • Phone Number: +39 0324 481041
Sito nel romantico angolo di Domodossola, la Trattoria La Motta si trova proprio in piazza Fontana dove arte, cultura e storia si fondono per regalare magiche atmosfere in un luogo fuori dal tempo.Piccina, raccolta, trasmette un senso di intimità e piena convivialità in una zona pedonale recentemente restaurata. Le due sale rispecchiano il passare del tempo, il camino seicentesco scalda l'atmosfera e la giovane età dei proprietari dona all'arredo la freschezza della novità. Possibilità di mangiare fuori nella completa tranquillità e coccolati dal ruomre della fontana.Il RistoranteUn servizio raffinato, la gestione famigliare e la continua ricerca dona all'ensemble delle proposte per accontentare qualsiasi palato, con piatti che spaziano dalla tradizione locale agli accostamenti più arditi, redatto con fantasia e buon gusto dallo chef/papà Alberto.Altrettanto fantasiosa e interessante è la lista dei vini, con una simpatica curiosità su ogni bottiglia raccogliendo un'ottima selezione di Rossi, Bianchi e perchè no, anche un pò di Bollicine.Come TrovarciSe il fiuto non vi inganna, non sarà difficile farsi trasportare...ma per i più premurosi non rimane che cercare l'imponente chiesa dedicata ai Santi Gervasio e Protasio, patroni della città e allungare lo sguardo verso le magnifiche balconate medioevali, proprio lì: ci saremo noi con un aperitivo pronto ad accogliervi.

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