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“Lovely setting and service.”
Review of La Brea

La Brea
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Dizzasco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$59
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The restaurant, located at the beginning of the Val d'Intelvi on the lake of Como, reopened the 21st march 2012 for the beginning of the spring. Guests will be welcomed in one of the four different rooms or in its beautiful garden on three levels. Guests will be welcomed in a simple, traditional but elegant atmosphere and will be served with local seasonal cousine mixed with international high quality products.
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This was our first time at the restaurant. The service was superb. The food was very good but did not quite meet the standard that we expected from the rave reviews of our friends. The pasta with duck ragout was excellent but the veal with truffles was very dry. We had 3 meals and each had a high point and a low point. The location is a bit out of the way. In order to entice travelers on the Lake to drive to a more remote location, you need either great food and/or a great view. We knew this restaurant had no view (and it has some road noise) but the food was not excellent considering the price. The staff was delightful and this made up for some of our disappointment.

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Thank mgetaways
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Not sure why this was off; maybe it was because it was a Sunday and it was raining in the middle of summer, so the main chef was off? It's not that the food was bad (it's generically impossible to have a BAD meal in Italy). It's that it wasn't excellent.

The amuse bouche of a mushroom/eggplant on a couscous base was---lacking flavor?
The main courses all tasted fine but weren't excellent---the pasta didn't have the same flavor that an egg yolk rich prep brings you; the salads didn't sing (you know, the way a really fresh, young lettuce is sweet BEFORE you dress it---so that you almost don't need a dressing?)---the olive oil wasn't remarkable either.

Again; Sunday---maybe it's the off day. Still, it wasn't cheap either.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The gnocchi with Duck sauce is to die for !!! My wife, son and myself had 3 courses. Every one was spectacular. It was my sons best meal of his young life. Carlo was the best , we all enjoyed conversing with him. He was so hospitable we want to go back. If you go anywhere near Como you have to stop here to eat. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank 116david
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Must visit if you are anywhere nearby. Place is little outside of Argegno but within walking distance and there's also good parking area.

Thank Mikko S
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

After having visited the restaurant and enjoyed the dinner during the last winter I've been at La Brea again on a lovely fresh night last week! I experience eating on the terrace, surrounded by jasmins, what a perfume.
The adorable news was that the menu has been recently changed with new added dishes, absolutely to try: gnocchi with local cheese (very tasty!!!).
The atmosphere is great, so it's the wine and the hospitality shown - Returning is always a pleasure.
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Thank Marcoff82
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