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il Gatto Nero

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Via Monte Santo 69 | Navi: cernobbio via della libertà 69, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
+39 031 512042
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place has a great food, service and ambiance. The wine list is extensive. The view on the lake is fantastic both during the day and after the sunset.

Thank Natalie K
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174 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with my partner pr recommendation from Villa D'Este hotel - - had the tradtional flight of an italian four-course menu: Antipasta (courgette, flower, cheese, parma) Pasta (linguini, tomato confit, lardo), Primi (risotto a la milanesse) and desserts (fruit, crema) which were all fine, but nothing special. Location is excellent, price level is too(!) high for an four course... More 

Thank MortenDK123
Marlow, United Kingdom
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496 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

For a spectacular view, location and food, you should try this wonderful restaurant on the mountains overlooking Como. The food was excellent especially the special of risotto and white truffles. We tried the cod on crushed potatoes for main along with the lamb. Both were excellent. Highly recommended and so romantic :)

Thank tanagogo1
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to Gatto Nero twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. While the sunset view and evening scene are seductive, we had the better experience at lunch. For starters, the restaurant is half full and the wait staff is much more available and conversational. In fact they told me, no arguments, what I was going to order... More 

Thank Matt R
los angeles
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The view is still great but new management has ruined this once fashionable restaurant. Service was extremely slow and the food average at best. I would not choose to return.

1 Thank glenroy71
Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Ten years ago we ate were in Lake Como, and we returned again for nostalgia. It was pre-Trip Advisor reviews, so who knows how we found out about it. Its location is stunning, high in the hills of Como and the view on the terrace is spectacular. Almost everyone knows about it now, and apparently George and Amal were there... More 

1 Thank Melb0urneYankee
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Worth a stop and make the reservation. The food was very good, the decoration done with good taste and to crown it all, you enjoy a beautiful view on Lake Larga.

Thank Marisca d
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing server, offering wonderful food recommendations and wine parings! We had the amazing linguine bolognese, and we can't stop talking about it. The view is exceptional! I highly recommend this restaurant. For anyone not used to driving in the area expect an interesting drive up the Mountian, with more hairpin turns then you can count and dangerous... More 

Thank Sheila V
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Allegedly Clooney used to go there a lot , in any case it was a beautiful hilltop restaurant with great views of lake Como ( if u go before sunset ) with a great menu and service .

Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A place where 'the beautiful people' hang out. The restaurant has probably the finest view of Lake Como that one could possible obtain. The meal was superb and the atmosphere was glorious.

Thank ghartman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$53 - US$84
Italian, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, 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
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
Chiuso per la stagione invernale dal 01/01/2017 al 12/03/2017

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?