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“Best value in Como”
Review of L'antica Riva

L'antica Riva
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Ranked #57 of 546 Restaurants in Como
Price range: US$27 - US$82
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: L'Antica Riva is situated in front of the Como lake, near the funicolar Como-Brunate and near the centre of the city. Special price for the groups and tour operator.
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We tried a few restaurants in Como, but this is the one to which we returned, not just because of the awesome location by the lake, but also the consistently good food and helpful service. You expect to pay a premium for places with location in a tourist town, but I still feel this place offered the best value for money. Carpaccio of beef was very good, the risottos were excellent and the escalpoe of veal mouth-watering. The shellfish platter was massive; the quality of the fish a little mixed. The maitre d' was charming & knew his wines very well, while these were reasonalby priced. He also produced an excellent Sicilain dessert wine.

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Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

We were with a party of four and a baby. Personell was very pleasant. And the food was great. We ordered two chefs choices and a carpaccio and risotto and a carpaccio of tuna and a sirloin steak. For the baby we ordered a pasta with tomatos. All the staff were all over the baby, they loved here. Even the chef came out.
Food quality vs pricing is in good balance.

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Thank Apmani
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

This restaurant is on the tourist strip so expect inflated prices. But the views and quality of the food are worth it. We had just arrived in Como and were tired and didn't feel like missioning into town to find a reasonably priced and preferably non tourist eatery. And we wanted the lake view as it was a beautiful evening so settled on this place at a table on the 'promenade'. Front of house staff all spoke fluent English, were all helpful and friendly. We ordered the Chef's recommendation at €20 per person for 3 courses and were not disappointed. We expected small, nouvelle portions but each one was regular size. Antipasti a choice of either beef or salmon carpaccio, primi piatti of either risotto pomegranate or a homemade pasta with zucchini and shrimp, secondi was a choice of perch fillets and veg or pork fillets with potatoes and apple sauce. We had one of each and shared. Everything was very fresh and impeccably prepared. Especially the frutti de bosco for dessert (with lemon sorbet). Only complaint was the cursory clump of tired lettuce as garnish with each dish - leave it out, so unnecessary! Our neighboring table had a caprese salad and a creamy fettuccine dish that also looked amazing. Cover charge €2.50 per person. No service charge included. Extensive wine list - we went 'cheap' at €15 for a bottle of white on the waiter's recommendation and were very happy. Some bottles ranged up to €500 (albeit magnums)!

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Reviewed 1 July 2013

This restaurant is located opposite lake Como, there are tables available on the street side, in the garden and indoor.
The place looks like an old house, mainly made in rocks, nice wooden interiors.
Tables are distributed fairly distant indoor where you can dine in a relaxed atmosphere.
The multi language staff is very polite and helpful.
We tried several types of beef and we were delighted by the flavor, tenderness, presentation and portion' size.
They have a fair wine selection but only house wine is available by glass.
The prices are a little bit high but definitely worth for the overall experience.

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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Great location, very nice interior, and table settings, service and food selection were outstanding. the menu had many great options, fish, meat, pasta, salads, etc. We had a local red wine, fish and pasta dishes, they were all excellent, the desert menu was challenging so many great options. Well worth you time for dinner

Thank Mathewwi
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