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“GREAT SERVICE FROM FRIENDLY STAFF”

Bar Gelateria Helvetia
Ranked #5 of 25 Restaurants in Tremezzina
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 19, 2017

We visited this restaurant for lunch 3 times during our week's stay in Lake Como.
We were very impressed with the staff and the food. On each occasion we were asked which table we would like, our order was taken by a friendly and efficient waitress and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was freshly prepared and we really enjoyed our meals. Compared to some other restaurants in the area there was no cover charge and bread was included in the price of your meal. An all round enjoyable and inexpensive restaurant well worth a visit.

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1  Thank dscarbor
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

We called in three times during our two week stay. Once for mid-afternoon gelati, once for a full evening meal and once for aperitivi (which were served with 'complimentary' olives, crisps and nuts - €6 per head).

On each occasion the staff were friendly and helpful. The evening meal was reasonably priced considering that this is quite an expensive tourist area. For four of us (3 starters, 4 mains, 2 desserts, 2 coffees a bottle of decent wine and a beer) came to €113.

The food was freshly prepared, hot and produced in good time although it was quite busy.

Somehow the Italian reservation system worked (we had wandered in earlier in the day and reserved a table for four). We saw a different waiter when we arrived and he showed us directly to our reserved table despite not having had to give name or number before. Not sure how it happened but it did!

We all enjoyed our food even more than we expected. Perhaps not the same as you'd get in a non-tourist area but that's the norm around Lake Como.

Menus are in Italian, English, French & German and the staff spoke good English but were happy to suffer our attempts at Italian without making us feel silly.

The terrace tables we sat at were directly on the road with views across the lake. There were tables inside and we did see mention of an upstairs terrace although we didn't experience it.

If the traffic is heavy the roadside seating could be occasionally noisy but the views were worth it.

We would definitely go there again. Our party was four adults but they seemed family-friendly too.

1  Thank Steve S
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Having escaped a sudden downpour we looked for somewhere to have a meal and a drink. We were taken by the friendliness of Richardo and his fellow waiters and immediately felt right at home. Could not meet a friendlier group of waiters (also helped sought out our mobile phone issues). Hope the Australian people can look after Richardo when he visits Australia the way he looked after us. The meal and drinks were A+.

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1  Thank LG212014
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

The service was perfect! The waiters were very friendly and could speak English and even French. At the end we received candies with the check!

The food was also very good and cheap compared to the other restaurants in the area. We payed under 70 euros for 5 gourmands.

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Thank Jacquelina25
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We go every year, we eat most meals here because we love the food and the staff are so friendly (well done Pietro) and helpful. Pasta is perfect, Pizza is the best you can get...5 star from us.

Thank Martin F
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