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“Best restaurant in town”
Review of Il Clandestino

Il Clandestino
Ranked #39 of 113 Restaurants in Stresa
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in town”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Very nice decorated restaurant. Service is excellent. Lot of time was spent to explain the menu in very good english. Food was terrific and choice of wine as well. Real value for money. We will certainly go back.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Dutchie2
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Grenoble, France
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Italian experience in Stresa”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Really a good eating experience. Truly Italian.
Great service really professional. Food was wonderful. Chef takes the time to serve the meal and greet the guests.
Worth a visit as a food lover I appreciated this place for its authentic menu and wine list.

Visited July 2014
Thank Brigitte B
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
“Great diner in Stresa”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

My wife and I had a great diner and a great time. We had dietary restrictions and after going through what they could offer us, we found there wasn't much. They didn't get discouraged and took a list of all the fish we could eat for the next evening.

The following evening we showed up with my wife and were greeted by name. They told us they had found a great selection of fish that could accommodate our criteria and we were cooked a full course meal completely tailored to our constraints, fresh and exquisite. The wine was good and quite reasonable.

The server was extremely knowledgeable and kind, and while his foreign language skills weren't "perfect" he managed to understand our needs and take really good care of us. We felt special, and so did the other guests at other tables.

We definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a nice romantic evening, especially if you have dietary constraints.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank 4m-mike
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Nice, France
Level 6 Contributor
807 reviews
652 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 677 helpful votes
“Probably the best restaurant in STRESA”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

If you prefer to get best suggestions, individuell top service, good recommandations, nice atmosphere, high class prepered meals, fresh fish and other daily dishes then you should accept high prices and go to this restaurant.
After beeing in this city almost 10 times and knowing most restaurants I believe I can compare this restaurant with others in this city.
First you will get a warm welcome and you do not feel like just a tourist. The menue card looks as good as the wine list.
We just have ordered pasta and foie gras. It was perfect and it looked perfect. The wine was a white wine from 2006 and has had a wonderful colour and taste. (30 €). And the dessert was marvellous!
I highly can recommend this restaurant and I am sure you will not regret the visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank AlsterHamburg
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Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasting Menu with wines - fantastic”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We meandered in here one night during our recent holiday in Stresa and opted for the 6 course 'Modern' tasting menu, and took the option to have the wine chosen for us. What a fantastic decision. Every course was really good, the wines were perfect, service was exceptional...if I had one complaint, it would be that the Maitre d' spent too much time explaining the food and wine before we were allowed to eat/drink it. The chef also spent a lot of time with diners which was good.
We spent about 90 euro per head for pre dinner drinks, and the modern tasting menu with wines. One of the best meals we have ever had anywhere.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Geoff R
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