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Osteria della Tensa

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Localita Tensa, 28845 Domodossola, Italy
+39 0324 346031
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Geneva, Switzerland
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Unless you're very used to driving steep, narrow mountain roads, it will take you at least 20 minutes to get here from Domodosolla. And make sure you've got a GPS or google maps because it's not easy to find. The food is very good. It's not a gastronomic restaurant and doesn't pretend to be. The menu is small: mostly cured... More 

Thank bikeswitzerland
Fort Collins, Colorado
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The food and service here was so good, it is hard to describe. The ravioli flavors hit your mouth in "stages", each as delicious as the previous. The lamb chops with raspberry vinaigrette were tender and succulent. Their success comes from the combination of fresh ingredients, passionate cooking skills from Sabrina, excellent service by Simonetta....and the spellbinding views and surroundings!

Thank hiphiker
Central Florida
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239 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I believe the staff that runs and manages the restaurant are completely different than the Villa/Agriturismo. They were very nice and we liked all of the food. The other nights we sat out at the patio and ordered up wine or coffee. Once again wonderful hosts and I can not leave off = SPECTACULAR and breathtaking views of the entire... More 

Thank G8RED
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

La Tensa is a peaceful and beautiful place lost in the woods where you can relax and discover the region. The room and the house are very cute and clean. And the food in the restaurant is one of the best we never ate!

Thank Sophie C
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

A wonderful place with the most helpful and friendly people! our room was large and spacious with a small kitchen area. There is a restaurant providing tasty food, lots of local ingredients. Fabio gave us maps of the local area and suggested places to visit. Stunning walks behind waterfalls! Thank you Fabio Chiara Simonetta Sabrina and Chiara's mum.

Thank montySuffolk
Northern England
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Was here first time one cold cold night in 2013. It was beautiful. We sat by the log fire. It hasn't changed. I was there again this year. Only thing is the access road is single track and you really need to go in the day to find it before trying to go in the dark. Views are beautiful and... More 

Thank kahanamoku
Zurich, Switzerland
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56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Local specialties made of organic products produced on the farm. A nice selection of wines. Great cosy atmosphere.

Thank weeboo
Swansea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

The food at this this restaurant is out of this world! Sabrina is an excellent chef. She prepared all local produce that tasted absolutely superb! My favourite was her tagliatelle and the fillet steak! Gorgeous!! I blogged about the restaurant: http://thelittlewelshkitchen.blogspot.com/2014/08/exploring-val-d-part-1.html http://thelittlewelshkitchen.blogspot.com/2014/08/walking-under-waterfalls.html

1 Thank charlottedav
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I actually reviewed this restaurant at the same time as the accommodation - smiley friendly service, food priced about right, house wine good value, menu only available in Italian. Shame it wasn't warm and less windy as it would have been lovely to eat with everyone else, student style, on the long trestle table out on the terrace

1 Thank FionaGLancaster
Muntelier, Switzerland
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We stayed at la Tensa and liked the Hotel and the staff very much Unfortunaltely we were very disappointed with the food. It was almost cold and had no taste and the we did not like it a t all. We were astonished because we had expected it to be better because of the nice Little village and being in... More 

1 Thank Louise G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita Tensa, 28845 Domodossola, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola  >  Domodossola
  • Phone Number: +39 0324 346031

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