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“Excellent value and good quality”
Review of L'Osteria

L'Osteria
Ranked #16 of 17 Restaurants in Lenno
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Paisley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent value and good quality”
Reviewed 27 December 2011

Did take away and was very reasonably priced, considering it was such a captive audience. Good quality also. Always book for a Friday or Saturday.

  • Visited July 2011
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Rude and sloooooooooooooow”
Reviewed 17 August 2011

Pitiful dinner. Tried to sit at one table in a wide open outdoor seating area. We were instructed to sit at a different, much less desirable table by a greasy haired man leaning out the restaurant window. We should have left at that very moment.

We had our order taken and the food arrived in a reasonable amount of time. The two pizzas were adequate, but we've had better in Vegas and much better in NYC (for less money!).

We noticed that other tourists, non-American, sat at our first choice of tables (no reserved cards were on the tables, mind you). Locals also came and sat, unfortunately, lighting up some nasty cigarettes and ruining the air.

We could not get our waitresses attention to get the bill as we now wanted to leave. We asked a waiter to let her know we wanted the check. After 20 minutes we still had not received the check so I caught the eye of my favorite greasy haired guy who looked exasperated and signalled me to relax and wait. By this point we were livid. The waitress finally appeared after 30 minutes had elapsed.

We finished dinner and

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3 Thank Admranger
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good food - Great value”
Reviewed 7 July 2011

We read the reports so thought we must try it and we wern't dissapointed. Although it's just off the main road in Lenno it is very pleasant . The service is good and the food is great. Good size portions and very tasty. Would recommend to anyone and looking forward to going back.

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank DistantTraveller_9
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Totally fantastic - don't miss out!”
Reviewed 3 December 2010

Our group of 5 adults and 2 children went on our last night at Lenno/Lake Como in June this year, and so glad that we decided not to eat at the lakeside and try L'osteria instead. It was easily our best meal of our holiday. The owner/chef Adriano could not have been more welcoming, and the food was fantastic. Don't be put off by the roadside and eat outside (our kids loved when the fairy lights came on at dusk).
A lovely night enjoyed by all and still talked about yet. Thanks.

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3 Thank celavie
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“A surprising treat”
Reviewed 3 December 2010

This is a nice small comfortable restaurant just off the main street. The service is excellent and the cooking - well it was amongst the best steaks I have ever eaten. The chef (and waiter/bartender) explained how he has offers for bulk purchases but prefers selecting his own local produce, even if he pays a little more. The creme caramel is also a triumph. Well worth a visit.

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3 Thank KaiTor
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