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) #159 of 430 Restaurants in Como ££ - £££ Italian, , Cafe
Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 8, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 207 0286
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“gnocchi” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (2 reviews)
“main piazza” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Bar, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 8, 22100, Como, Italy
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I visited this bar alone for an aperitivo, they allowed me to use the bathroom before knowing if I would be buying anything, I ordered at the bar and they brought to the table, aperitivo food for one is the same as the amount for...More

1  Thank orangemily
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were looking for a place to eat breakfast and we could only find pastry shops or bakeries. Then we found this restaurant and we saw that they serve crêpes so we decided that this was the closest to breakfast and went...More

Thank LarissaMarina
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were actually very delighted and fortunate to find this place. The food was excellent, the pesto pasta was very good, the bolognese gnocchi were a real treat and the pizzas were also quite nice. It was also very reasonable when it came to pricing,...More

Thank Henry A
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Right in the heart of the main Piazza Cavour, L'Ambrosiano is a relaxing treat . We sat outside in December and received very good and attentive service. Try a more traditional Campari, aperitivo, or similar bitter beverage ....you will not go wrong. Then watch the...More

Thank Victoria_Corrigan
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Had a quick lunch and cooled off the blistering July sun. Blessed air conditioner! The place was quite busy so service wasn't quick but staff was nice. Menu is kind of gourmetish but overall nice and well presented.

1  Thank MadridUK
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Good prices on drinks. Complimentary snacks arrived after ordering just a beer. Great location to view passing crowd of meeting friends before ferry.

1  Thank melbournian1950s
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We spent ten days in Como and half of our time was spent sitting in this lovely and accommodating place. The staff is warm and welcoming. They offer an extensive menu from coffee drinks to wonderful bottles of wine, as well as plenty of lovely...More

Thank Carlie30
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We had dinner, after a misty and rainy day in Como. We arrived in Como in the day when the statue The Life Electric, dedicated to Alessandro Volta, was exposed for the first time in Como Harbour. It was quite crowded in the restaurant, we...More

Thank manole_banuta
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Nice place in corner of Piazza Cavour, in the centre of historic town, facing the lake so you have lovely views. The menu includes hundreds and hundreds of cocktails which are quite good. You can also serve yourself with plenty of aperitivi to accompany your...More

Thank SoySarette
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

We are staying next door and honestly opted for this spot because it was nearby, had pizza and salads (we were in the mood for). They also had sandwiches, pasta dishes, and, at the time we went, the apertivo and light meals were set up...More

Thank Brewer4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 8, 22100, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como
  • Phone Number: +39 031 207 0286
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L'Ambrosiano Como is the ideal place for an Italian breakfast, a tasty lunch, to enjoy the "aperitivo" during evening or to drink a cocktail and to relax with a casual dinner. It's open seven days a week from 8 am until 9 pm during winter and until 10 pm in summer. It's one of the best known meeting spots of the town located in a real central position, just in the main square, in front of the lake.
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