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“Quite nice but nothing truly special...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cardamomo

Cardamomo
Ranked #45 of 521 Restaurants in Como
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Homemade pizza cooked in a wood burning oven and obtained from selected ingredients out of certified organic farming but also "magrebini" (sandwiches with home-made bread cooked in wood oven according to Arabian tradition) and fresh salads. All the oven products are available with traditional dough made with organic wheat flour or with stone ground whole wheat flour and are prepared with natural yeast for slow and natural rising which gives the pizza aromatic richness and high nutritional value. Takeaway only available until 7 PM. In case of great affluence takeaway service might be suspended.
Essen
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Quite nice but nothing truly special...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

We tried this pizzeria due to the very good ratings on tripadvisor.
It is a bit far away from the center, but right next to the train station "Como Borghi" so if you have come to Como via train you don't have to walk all the way back...

The place opens at 18.30 h and we were one of the first ones since we skipped lunch and were looking forward to the delicious pizza.

First of all I would like to mention that the place has an outside sitting area which is nice but can be too hot in summer (it was 30 degree beginning of July).

The menu leaves a good expression and I liked the fact that every meal is organic.
But the pizza was not as good as expected. For example I ordered a "prosciutto e funghi" and the mushrooms were not fresh but canned...but anyhow maybe still the best you can get in Como (we did not try another place so it is not easy to compare).

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kyoto79
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, Proprietario at Cardamomo, responded to this review, 15 July 2012
Dear Guest,
We thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Any feedback is always welcome because it helps us understand the needs and expectations of our customers.
The ham and mushroom pizza you ordered is part of our classic pizzas and is one of those pizza that simply cannot miss the daily menu of a traditional Italian pizzeria.
It is not a pizza gourmet but, given the care and quality of ingredients, it represents good value for money.
Anyway many other pizzas are present in our menu some very unusual and original as the pizza with Sicilian pistachios, the one with Ragusan cheese, almonds and dried tomato cherries from Pachino, the one with burrata from Puglia (burrata is a real gourmet mozzarella filled with scraps of mozzarella and pasteurized cream), the many pizzas with fresh vegetables grilled daily, just to name a few.
In this way we can satisfy both lovers of tradition and those in search of something more special.
So it is really a pity that you have not tried any of our specialties.
With kind regards

Alessandra Giannelli
Owner
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Hauterive, Switzerland
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“Good but not the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

Good Italian pizza however not the best one we ate in our life.

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“If you are near Como, you just have to go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Simply, a FANTASTIC pizza experience. Innovative menu, quality ingredients, it doesn't get any better.

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Westwood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Worth the walk!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

We picked this restaurant purely because of it's rating on TripAdvisor, and while I wasn't sure where we were walking--it was ENTIRELY worth the walk. About 10 minutes from the center, old city, this place is clearly a local favorite and for very good reason. I don't think I've ever had better pizza, and their combination of toppings is unique and delicious! Definitely check it out when you are next in Como.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carin C
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Como, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Excellent Pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

This restaurant merits the n. 1 ranking on tripadvisor. Really! It is not near the places usually visited by tourist but is only 20minutes far from the como lake (by walking) or only 3mins by train (the resturant is in proximity of Como Borghi station). The service is friendly but not so fast. In any case the time spent for waiting is compensated by the high quality of the food. Both classic and original pizzas are proposed in the menu. Desserts are very delicious. The prices are in line with the other restaurant of the city. They do not accept reservation, so I suggest to arrive at 19 or after 21.30, in particular at saturday.

  • Visited May 2012
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