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“Good pizza and good service”

Trattoria Pizzeria In Borgovico
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Ranked #14 of 542 Restaurants in Como
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$36
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This place doesn't offer fine-dining, but many of the Como restaurants which advertise themselves as such seem to get very mixed reviews on Trip. We've eaten here before and enjoyed it, so when we came back to Como we decided to give it another try. We're glad that we did. The food is freshly prepared, yet served quickly. The staff were friendly and all in all, we had a very good casual meal.
Dinner for 2 with beer / wine was approx. £45

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

we truly enjoyed this restaurant. The service was great -- our waiter was a combination of funny, attentive and interactive -- we had a lot of fun with him. The food itself was all very tasty. The pasta dishes were (a) garganelli with salmon, shrimp and speck, (b) and tagliatelle with venison ragu, and (c) spinach and ricotta ravioli with sage and better sauce. All were off the charts for taste, enough that we are going back before we leave Como. My wife has a sebring dish that was also outstanding. The mussels appetizer (in a classic garlic wine sauce) was perfect. Very good food, especially for the price.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Borgo Antico which is basically next door. The reviews on TA seemed good so we checked it out our first night in Como. Basically, the issue is we did not find anyone at the Trattoria to be particularly friendly or welcoming - I'm not sure anyone smiled the entire time we were there (this resonates with a recent review I saw from some Australians here). We don't speak Italian, so that probably didn't help. And while the food was quite good: Mussels 'mariner' style (Marinara?), risotto with sausauge 'drunk' (pepperoni!), and a four seasons pizza (Quattro Stagioni), the prices were pretty average so not a 'good deal' per se. We waited about 15 minutes for the first course to arrive, and to our surprise they did not bring bread or anything to munch on in the meantime. I can honestly say that in over a month of being in Italy this was the first time that happened while eating out. So.. good food, good portions yes. Friendly, welcoming experience.. no.

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Thank Dee_west
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Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

that's amazing place with perfect service and pizza was very very very delish it's my favorite place in como

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Our hotel in Como recommended this place, Trattoria Pizzeria in Borgo Vicio Como. Authentic Italian, family oriented, will give international tourists a 10% discount. Relative to the tourist traps along the Como foreshore, this sounds heaven. We are advised that we should not get there too early 7.30 is fine. The place is empty. But every table in the joint is reserved. We relate our recommendation from the hotel and everything is fine, a table is waiting. But foreigners, are expected to be shunted into the worst spot in the house. 7.45 the place is still empty. We order 2 and a bit courses, bruschetta, a local mussels/bisque speciality, a round of “Mediterranean” spaghetti, and a couple of veal dishes. The “crowd” begins to arrive and the manager starts looking at us threateningly. He is a big ugly bloke. We are getting through our spaghetti, he gestures to his colleague that he would like to move us along. Nice!

The mussels are the best dish of the night, very tasty with a “Mediterranean” sauce, but the bisque is a bit like seawater seasoned with salt plus a dash of something green. The bruschetta of tasteless tomato on soggy bread is a disaster, but it was unsalted. The spaghetti, in the Neapolitan style, is flooded in greasy oil with a tomato tint. Yes the salt is conspicuous. And the manager is conspicuously grumpy, all his mates are coming in and he can’t shuffle all the reserved table tags quick enough, he would like us foreigners to leave.

We persevere with our veal mains, but we wonder why. One dish is moderately tender but the other slice of veal might have been ancient water buffalo. And yes they are bathed in salt. One dish had a bit of some green herb amongst the brine, whilst the other had a few dried peas and a few slices of chopped cucumber buried in the brine.

The predominance of salt throughout all of the menu is the first Italian tragedy here. Maybe it is an Italian tragedy as a result of most of the adult population smoking so much. This restaurant somehow rates quite highly as a function of good taste. But in fact there is no taste but salt. Of course the resort to over salting food is an old cooks response to an inability to get much flavour into food, but it could also be a tactic to deal with a clientèle who have had their taste buds burnt by so much cigarette smoking, and the past infusion of salt.

On the basis of authentic, interesting and “tasty” Italian cuisine this place is a zero. We think the local support for this place just says a lot about the mediocrity of the clientèle and their destroyed taste buds. (the poor chap next to us was completely distracted drinking water and playing with ice cubes all night).

The second act to the tragedy was the xenophobia demonstrated by the manager. Clearly he felt some deep personal commitment to his local clientèle, but his arrogant and pushy behaviour to get rid of the foreign trash so that he might accommodate his mates was disgraceful. The worst part of it all was when we rose to seek to pay out bill, when this arrogant man pushed us rather violently towards the cash machine to get the transaction over with. Actually, we were rather relieved to be out of the place. And we certainly would not recommend anyone going into this salt mine and putting up with the arrogant antics of the management.

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VincenzoPallamin, Proprietario at Trattoria Pizzeria In Borgovico, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014
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Preciso che la traduzione e' imperfetta, ma a mesembra che qualcosa non vada.... anzitutto io non sono un ragazzo, ho passato da un po' la cinquantina, non tratto mai male i turisti, basti vedere le recensioni, poi lei parla di sigaretta??? Da noi e' assolutamente vietato fumare!!!
Poi parla di pietanze che noi non abbiamo.
E' sicuro di non cofonderci con altri???

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