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Ristorante Osteria La Lanterna

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Frazione Cressogno SNC, 22010 Valsolda, Italy
+39 0344 69014
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Geneva, Switzerland
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We happened across this Osteria by chance. Full of locals, which is always a good sign. A comprehensive menu with traditional, regional dishes cooked with local produce. The food was very good, as was the wine. The staff were attentive and very helpful. The small courtyard offers a pleasant, shaded area for a long, relaxing lunch.

Thank Margot N
Agno, Switzerland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

What a surprise little restaurant just outside of Switzerland with a terrace overlooking the lake and a very walm welcoming. We had a starter of fresh trout tartar with fruit fantastic for our main fresh tuna with couscous and vegetables my partner had a steak served with olive oil invused with lavender and summer truffle butter to die for and... More 

Thank Maureen D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We really enjoyed our meal here as the menu showcased the best local produce, with a home made feel and excellent presentation. The menu is also vegetarian friendly, which suited my partner. The staff were really friendly and helpful; they recommended a delicious local wine from Lake Como, which complemented the meal well.

Thank Iain C
Lugano, Switzerland
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Hospitality at its best. The food is good and well presented by passionate caterers. Its a small place with a few staff so best to book. Their menu is creative and each plate is a scrumptious work of art.

Thank Agosta-go
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Creative food in this small lake-side restaurant. The menu accommodated our food intolerances. The chef and the staff really care.

Thank DiFranco11
Moscow, Russia
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

The restaurant is located just along the way between Porlezzo to Lugano. Mind that there is no parking. Small family restaurant. Very family like service. There are two terraces. Every dish was really delicious. It is better to have a reservation because there are always a lot of guests.

1 Thank MeLudmila
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Very good menu of the earth and the lake. Pleasant terrace and very good food. The 3-course menu (great fish antipasto, main course with gnocchi and secondo with fish) was quite pricey (32 Euros). This is probably due to its proximity to Switzerland, where restaurant prices are really high. A mix of tourists and local people (there was a large... More 

1 Thank marco S
Lymington, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

The food was exceptional and certainly one of the best meals I have enjoyed over my 70 years living and travelling around the world. The flavours were perfect from the locally sourced ingredients; the presentation was very artistic and the helping sizes were not skimpy - just right; the house wines were very good and not overpriced. Obviously the level... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Restaurant features
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Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frazione Cressogno SNC, 22010 Valsolda, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Como  >  Valsolda
  • Phone Number: +39 0344 69014

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?