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“A beautify setting and great food”

Ristorante Giardinetto
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Pettenasco
Price range: US$40 - US$80
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Description: The restaurant, with its fine indoor and outdoor terraces directly overlooking the lake, is known for its regional and creative cuisine, its well-stocked cellar with over 450 labels and the friendly professional courtesy of the young well qualified staff. In summer the gazebo and tables outside, cleverly decorated with flowers and candles make for a cosy romantic atmosphere, special moments where style and taste are a byword. Our philosophy is to be found in our quest for the finest raw materials, their transformation with absolute respect for its essence and integrity, following the finest of Piedmontese traditions while introducing at the same time our characteristic creativity.
Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

The perfect place for an anniversary dinner. A stunning view of the lake and mountains and quality four course meal at reasonable price.

Thank Phil T
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Reviewed August 14, 2015

The setting is idyllic - right on the lake, with such beautiful views. The menu choice is wide and, having sampled several of the dishes, all cooked to perfection. The wine list is wonderful, and the staff - who are the real strength of this restaurant - are really knowledgeable. Definitely end the meal with the cheese, then the local brandy!

Thank 44Jon
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Reviewed August 2, 2015

We stayed in the hotel in half board, so we ate three times in this restaurant. Food is excellent, wine card is very extensive, and the view from the terrace is second to none ! Prices of aperitivo's and disgestivo's are very acceptable.

Thank Koen67
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Reviewed July 17, 2015

This restaurant is part of one of the nicer hotels, located directly on Lake Orta (on the main road from Orta San Giulio to Omenga). It’s a little more upscale than most of the local eateries, but it is certainly worth trying based on our experience.

We organized h’ordervs and drinks on the veranda for our party of 9, pre-dinner. We were provided with our own personal space on the terrace, overlooking the small marina, directly on the lake – it made for the perfect pre-cursor to the meal that was about to follow. We had our own server, who provided a delicious, refreshing screwdriver cocktail, or a glass of Prosecco, and to pair, we had small, crust less sandwiches, cheese and Italian meats.

After relaxing on the terrace, we made our way to the patio for dinner. The service was excellent (which in Italy means we weren’t rushed, and had to, on occasion, request additional wine), the food was fantastic from a smaller, yet well-defined menu and the drinks were perfect. We sat, ate and chatted as the sun-set behind the mountains at the far side of the lake, and it will go down as one of the best memories of our trip.

Pros:

- Excellent food, nice selection and excellent wine list
- Very accommodating, helped to create a unique and personal experience
- Good service and attentive for the most part
- Great location, right on the lake, with fabulous views

Cons:

- A little bit out of town, so if you want to drink, you’ll need a taxi
- As with most Italian restaurants, you have to give them a nudge to speed things along!
- Slight issue with mosquitos at night

Thank Chicago_Boz
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Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very good food, though we couldn't eat it all. Nice wines by the glass. Great view of the lake and the evening thunder and lightning g

Thank FamilyGeo
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