We generally go to Il Pozzo when we are visiting as it does very good Pizzas at a fair price. Further into Orta itself of course the prices go up and I would say the Pizza becomes less authentic.
It is true that Il Pozzo caters very well for the locals and to be honest unlike most of the other restaurants / bars in Orta this is because it is open for most of the year. In the depths of Winter Il Pozzo is still generally rammed full in the evenings and they seem to provide lunch for the local school children in the day too.
Some of the staff can seem a little austere but I have noted this is when foreign tourists attempt zero Italian. I suggest giving Il Pozzo a go and you might actually love it. If you are a tourist just don't expect them to fawn all over you like other establishments would.
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