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El Merendero

Via Benedetto E Antonio Maria Crespi 4, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 304477
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“hamburger” (3 reviews)
“paninis” (2 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Pizza, Fast food, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Via Benedetto E Antonio Maria Crespi 4, 22100, Como, Italy
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Nice menu, you can pick from paninis, salads (even make your own one), bruschettas and even hamburgers. In terms of drinks, they offer a wide variety of beers, and you fancy wine they offer this in two sizes of glass, half a litre or a...More

1  Thank Yuritzin F
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I ate a burger which was good, but nothing too special. Problem was that staff had no time to explain how their concept works and had no recommendation. They were running around like crazy and not paying attention to cusromers at all. It seemed that...More

Thank Hannu-Pekka
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I ate there twice, the service is very good, and they have a range of 'puatti unici' which means one good portion for just 10€, plus half bottle of wine is €5...would recommend the place and it was nearly always full

Thank scubastar015
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We choose El Merendero for dinner as it was close to our hotel and there were lots of people in the restaurant, I'm very glad we did as the burgers were amazing! The meat was very good quality and the chips were delicious. Highly recommended...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I ate here a couple of times & was always great food (amazing burger selection!) pizzas very tasty as well. Good service & value for $ if you're after something casual.

Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Horrible tourist trap! Had a vitello tonato and in came some sausage with Mayo on? Nothing to do with the original dish, the burger i had was better but not outstanding

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We are staying in il rival del.lago above this restaurant and it is a great location for food drink and travel

Thank eappyayeo
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Thiz restaurant is owned by tbe same family who own the hotel above. The menu at first seems so complex and they boast 130 or more different panini but once we overcame our jet lag and culture shock we had a couple of really good...More

Thank androidjohn2013
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I had lunch here outdoors and the birds were all over our table. I found it to be very average, however at dinner it was packed and the place was jumping into the night. Worth a try for dinner, probably fewer birds.

Thank Rosemarie D
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We dined there using the fork discount. Pizza was good and so did the antipasti. Highly suggested if you're looking for a value for money italian restaurant in como.

Thank Manolis-Greece
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:59 - 15:30
18:45 - 23:59
11:59 - 15:30
18:45 - 23:59
11:59 - 15:30
18:45 - 23:59
11:59 - 15:30
18:45 - 23:59
11:59 - 15:30
18:45 - 23:59
11:59 - 15:30
18:45 - 23:59
11:59 - 15:30
18:45 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Benedetto E Antonio Maria Crespi 4, 22100, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como
  • Phone Number: +39 031 304477
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