Lo Stornello

Lo Stornello

Someone from this business manages this listing.
Learn More
+39 0323 30444+ Add website
Hours
Sun
12:00 - 14:3019:00 - 22:30
Mon
12:00 - 14:3019:00 - 22:30
Tue
12:00 - 14:3019:00 - 22:30
Wed
12:00 - 14:3019:00 - 22:30
Thu
12:00 - 14:3019:00 - 22:30
Fri
12:00 - 14:3019:00 - 22:30
Sat
12:00 - 14:3019:00 - 22:30
Improve this listing
MICHELIN
Reserve a table
Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Details
Someone from this business manages this listing.
Learn More
PRICE RANGE
£15.00 – £46.00
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features

MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

Offering quality and professionalism in a tourist setting, this small restaurant is popular with locals as well as visitors. The menu focuses on imagin...
Read more on MICHELIN Guide
Menu

"Spaghetti alla chitarra"

Full menu TheFork – Lo Stornello
Does this restaurant specialise in Soups?
About
Located in the heart of stresa, lake maggiore,restaurant lo stornello has been completely refurbished in february 2013 by new management. Young chef, with many years experience in prestigious hotels and restaurants, proposes traditional Italian cuisine, emphasising local specialties and products.elegant refined casual ambience, summer dehors in a cosy atmosphere.
PRICE RANGE
£15.00 – £46.00
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: Lo Stornello
1. Delicious
"We came here as recommended by our hotel and were not disappointed!"
5.0 of 5 bubblesPatricia D
2. Good restaurant
"We ate chicken with fois gras and stuffed rabbit."
5.0 of 5 bubblesRiowinelover
3. Fine dining
"We dined here twice as it was such good,beautifully presented food."
5.0 of 5 bubblesPoloSurrey
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles1,610 reviews
Excellent
819
Very good
514
Average
146
Poor
72
Terrible
59
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

FlactemK
Onex209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Favourite Review
Aug 2022 none
great choice of dishes, but a couple of steps above the standard pizza and pasta restaurants dotted around town. menus were only available via QR code, but this meant that they could be viewed in English, French and German, as well as Italian - the wine list only appears on the Italian version however. Food is very good, service is good also
Written 24 August 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Elena92v
Verona14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
We were at this restaurant for lunch, and we had pasta with vongole and risotto with vegetarian ingredients. The pasta was tasty , but the risotto was too juicy and very heavy afterwards to digest. The add of jogurt on the risotto personally doesnt really match. Plus we ordered a slice of a cake for a birthday (surprise) and they gave us the full cake in 2. That was tooo much. I didnt ask for a cake but for a slice and on top of that they charged the full price of the cake on the bill ( again it was a birthday surprise). Quite disappointing experience Not so wow, to be in a Michelin guide.
Written 22 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Karen C
Roseville134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
We had a lovely dinner on their outside patio. The food is just a little different than the standard fare..We shared a cavatelli in a yummy creamy sauce. We both had fish, one artic char and one grouper and both were delicious. For dessert we shared a chocolate mousse which was scrumptious..Very good service and well priced for a special dinner
Written 29 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

philrobson
Southport85 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 couples
Holding a Michelin plate, my wife and I thought it would be a good venue and given we are in Italy after all the food should be great at least. The reality.....the most unpleasant waiting staff we have experienced anywhere in Italy, rude, surly and ignored all requests for modest changes to the dishes we ordered Of the 5 front of house staff we could see, not one smiled at any time during our evening at the restaurant, a sure sign of a troubled team. The food and wines we experienced perfectly acceptable, but at a lower price point than charged. The staff managed to destroy any good work the kitchen had put into the dishes. A simple piece of advice to potential diners....don't bother until the waiting staff have been changed.
Written 22 September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jphree70
Macau48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
My wife & I are Vegetarian which we clearly explained to our waiter . My wife asked if they could make a pasta with vegetables which waiter agreed . The dish came out which my wife ate leaving the small brown substance to the side ( we assumed it was faux meat ) We asked the waiter who cleared our plates what was in her dish and he said it was sausage ! Apparently there was miscommunication with waiter and chef but to have a vegetarian given meat is huge mix up . We got an apology and we didn’t pay for that meal but given this experience and the other dishes were very disappointing I could not recommend this restaurant at all
Written 6 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Traveler524588
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Food was ok but in my opinion Lo Stornello is no a restaurant "Offering quality and professionalism in a tourist setting, " This is because we ordered a 2013 vintage Valtellina red wine to enjoy with our dinner. Unfortunately the wine was corked and we pointed this out to the waiter. At first the waiter denied the flaw but later when the TCA was even more evident, he admitted that the wine was corked. The waiter did not bring a new bottle of the same wine, which would have been something a quality restaurant would have done or, in the absence of a replacement bottled, let the client choose a new wine and not charge for the corked wine. Instead, without asking our choice or preference the waiter brought a bottle of "local wine", opened it and served to to us. At this point the waiter did not let us know what the price of the wine was. The wine, which was simple and unimpressive, tuned out to be beverage which costs 10-15 euros in a local shop and the Lo Stornello charged us 52 euros for it. We were not satisfied with the way things had unfolded, we might visit Stresa again but we will not choose this restaurant.
Written 1 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Chris N
Douglas322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
We had 2 good dinners recently . very easy to find just 3 minutes from the Prom . Tables , on the street or inside . we booked on line and would recommend this . The food is worthy of the Michelin mention , wine by the glass , linen , on tables , quite up market ambiance inside . complimentary bread . service could be better as sometimes we felt we were invisible ! However we ate well , the veal steak was delicious , and the lake fish was beautifully cooked ( a sort of Perch ) . The cheese plate is big enough to share , but I would have liked to be told what the cheeses were . We didn't fancy any of the desserts on offer , when we saw what other diners had , so we opted for ice cream from a gelataria.
Written 2 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Chloe E
Cwmbran104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 couples
We booked Lo Stornello on a Wednesday evening and it was booming, always a good sign. The options on the menu were so good you were spoilt for choice. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere so much that we decided to come 2 nights in a row. We enjoyed our final evening meal at this restaurant and I would without a doubt go back again tomorrow if we were still here. We had the Beef Entrecôte and Sea Bass with cold meats to start and Tiramisu to finish on Wednesday. It was amazing, the best Tiramisu I have ever had (and I have had loads). Then Thursday we had Vegetable soup to start (the shallots in the soup were outstanding) with a swap of Beef Entrecôte and Lamb Shank for my partner. No dessert as we knew the Red meat servings would keep us more than full. Without a doubt the best restaurant in Stresa, the servers are fantastic and don’t rush you out the door like some places you find on holiday. We can’t wait to come back!
Written 11 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

hotdiamondboy
Winchester5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
Visited, as recommended in the Lonely Planet but the guide very much undersells the restaurant. Everything was faultless. Excellent choice of food and when it is arrives, is wonderfully presented and tastes every bit as good as it's mention in the Michelin guide. Service was excellent too and whilst the restaurant is not the cheapest you'll find in town, given the quality of the food, it represents excellent value for money as the food really is that good!
Written 11 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Erin H
London12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
We booked to come to Lo Stornello for my mums 60th birthday and was really excited after seeing it on the Michellin guide however ended up being very disappointed by our experience. The atmosphere was just abit rubbish, food was average and took a long time to come and despite making it clear on the booking that we were celebrating a big event, there was no acknowledgment of that. We ended up leaving to get dessert elsewhere. So many better restaurants around that i would recommend going to.
Written 31 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Claire
Milan16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
The food is really good and way less expensive compared to other restaurants in Stresa. The restaurant is really nice inside and outside you can just sit in a crowded street but still feels like a very quiet atmosphere. Definitely recommend!
Written 28 August 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Claire
Milan18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
It's not cheap and the quantity of your dish won't be much but the quality is pretty amazing! We went there for my mum's birthday and the atmosphere was amazing. I think the ratio between the quality and the price is very good and even the drinks are satisfying and not very expensive. If you want to have a great food experience in Stresa this is the best place!
Written 13 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

bongoblog
Stuttgart11121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
Having had a very nice meal here last year I booked a table on their website, the last visit was booked by the hotel concierge. The treatment this time was very different, stuck in corner by kitchen and hurried through the meal. Food was ok. Menus are on QR codes , though they have proper ones and wine card but only it seems for special guests booked by hotel. It seems a bit of a short term policy to me as I will not be returning
Written 7 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Frank O
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
This was by far our best dining experience during a two-week trip across the Veneto, Lombardy and Piedmont. The menu offered lots of inventive choices (including for the vegetarians and vegans among us!) that were flavourful, cooked to perfection, and beautifully presented. The service was attentive and helpful throughout (even when the restaurant — predictably — filled up), the outdoor seating area was pleasant and comfortable, and we felt very privileged to have found this restaurant through a bit of research. Strongly recommended.
Written 22 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

R P
Brussels191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
The food was ok. We had a pasta as starter (really good with pesto) to share and a salmon (rather uninspired) and a local fish (very good but small portion) as main. But the service needs to be reconsidered: it goes rather chaotic with little communication although some male waiters really like to expose their knowledge. Just check for not having a seating place near the entrance of the terrace,because that can mean trouble…
Written 15 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-15 of 429
Best moderately priced restaurants
See all
Ristorante Cardini
££ - £££ · Italian, Mediterranean, Lombard, Northern-Italian
La Botte
££ - £££ · Italian, Healthy
Trattoria Imbarcadero
££ - £££ · Italian
Ristorante LaStresa
££ - £££ · Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Il Vicoletto
££ - £££ · Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy
Ristolounge Elvezia
££ - £££ · Italian
Ristorante Pizzeria Grano Duro
££ - £££ · Italian, Pizza
Albergo Ristorante Belvedere
££ - £££ · Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Villa Pizzini
££ - £££ · Italian, European
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

LO STORNELLO, Stresa - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices, & Reservations - Tripadvisor

All Stresa HotelsStresa Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Stresa
Things to DoFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire