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il Gatto Nero

Via Monte Santo 69 | Navi: cernobbio via della libertà 69, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
+39 031 512042
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“veal cheeks” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (20 reviews)
“octopus” (5 reviews)
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19:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Monte Santo 69 | Navi: cernobbio via della libertà 69, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose It Gatto Nero as the locale for a birthday dinner. It was a solid choice. The view is mesmerizing. The service was ok; the waiter could have been a bit more attentive. The food was impeccable! Parking is a bit difficult. Pull up...More

Thank Chris77006
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our favorite lake como restaurant from 23 years ago has had a face lift and looks great but has lost some of its original charm. It's a tad too "fancy" in recipe choices and the food was good but not excellent as we remembered. Almost...More

1  Thank kgiordimai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend this restaurant for sure during a visit to lake como ... the restaurant itself is also rustic and cute .... However as long as you don’t expect to go for the food. Very average ...

Thank alpacino21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reservations made two weeks in advance to celebrate our last night at Lake Como. Experience started badly as we (four of us) were seated in a corner overlooking a fig tree - ugh - could only see the lake over the heads of all the...More

3  Thank LuAnn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess I should have read all of the other reviews before visiting, since every one talks about the incredible view. We unfortunately went at night, when it was dark out and could not appreciate the view. Dark is also a description inside the restaurant....More

1  Thank Frank P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived 10 minutes early for our 12.30 reservation. We could not go in and so was seated outside the restaurant. A group of 4 arrived but we're seated straightaway. We had a table with a lovely view. The staff were absolutely lovely and friendly. Our...More

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you stroll into il Gatto Nero, you are welcomed by one of the most stunning views imaginable. We were fortunate to have a table with a view. I had the octopus as an appetizer, which was just okay. Meantime, my two coworkers had the...More

Thank Travel4FunAZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was a bit confused. But the view was amazing and food was quite good. Nice spot for a romantic dinner.

Thank ABCDebbie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top restaurant high above the town of Cernobbio with spectacular views of Lake Como. Inside and outside seats available. Food was wonderful but don't expect a large variety menu. Desert were equally amazing. Good wine list. Prices are certainly on the expensive side. Definitely recommend...More

1  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We personally made a reservation here on Monday for Friday night. We were looking forward to a delightful evening celebrating our anniversary & leasing a property on Lake Como. It's a convoluted parking system - a man met our car to lead us to parking...More

1  Thank RSFLucy
gatto n, Direttore at il Gatto Nero, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

"Idiotic"?! Are you sure?! First of all I suggest you to respect people around you, What you have written is not true. We chose a table for you, but you didn't like it. Matteo (the idiot waiter) suggested changing the table: unfortunately you didn't want...More

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Joshua S
28 August 2017|
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Response from VeronicaVoice1104 | Reviewed this property |
Not too dressy. Just nice.
21 April 2015|
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Response from Perradiso | Reviewed this property |
Your hotel or B&B should accommodate your request easily (and they speak the language!!) to make a reservation for you. Buon Appetito!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$59 - US$95
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
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12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Monte Santo 69 | Navi: cernobbio via della libertà 69, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Cernobbio
  • Phone Number: +39 031 512042
  • E-mail
Chiuso per la stagione invernale dal 01/01/2017 al 12/03/2017
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