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“An excellent late lunch ”
Review of La Piazzetta

La Piazzetta
Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Argegno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$59
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The restaurant La Piazzetta is located in the heart of Argegno, and it is the result of the cohesion between tradition and innovation. Our chief aim is the satisfaction of our clientele. First and foremost, here you can find simple dishes, top-notch produces and first-rate reception. Furthermore, we take a great care of the atmosphere, thanks to a careful and accurate musical selection: any visit becomes an event. We always try to improve ourselves: we are open seven days a week, and we prepare only seasonal dishes with seasonal produces. La Piazzetta is not a mere place to frequent, but an interpretation of your situations: a break, a ceremony, a meeting, a date or a lifestyle
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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“An excellent late lunch ”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We had some rain during our recent trip to Lake Commo so ventured out late for lunch and stumbled across this restaurant quite by chance at 2.45pm. They were clearly about to shut but let us in and I had one of the best steaks I've ever eaten. The waiter was a little frosty at first but warmed up when he realised we weren't in for 4 courses. Good prosecco and a great find.

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Madrid, Spain
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“Wouldn't come back.”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

La pizazzetta didn't impress us, our kids meat was cold, clearly microwaved reheated, salty and looked sort of old. My fish was quite good, the service was great, very attentive and willing to please us. Found it pricey for the kind of food so I would not come back.

  • Visited July 2014
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LaPiazzettaArgegno, Proprietario at La Piazzetta, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
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Dear Sir,
This is the first time we answer to a customer’s evaluation because we respect our visitors’ opinion, however in this occasion we must reply.
Our main mission is to satisfy the customer in the best way, for this reason we only use raw material of the highest quality, preparing each dish when it is ordered. We never overheat NOTHING, fortunately we have a strong public affluence which prevent that food could be in stock. Indeed our suppliers provide us daily sometimes twice o more times a day therefore we categorically reject your statements “probably old reheated meat” since we consider that false and unacceptable.
We choose this recession to replicate but we would have preferred to use this instrument for thanking a guest who praise the very hard work that the La Piazzetta’s crew faces 363 days a year non stop, our restaurant is open every day, a fact which confirms that we use only the freshest foods.
We felt obliged to reply in order to protect our business.
La Piazzetta

Estimado cliente,
Hasta ahora no habíamos contestado nunca a las valoraciones de nuestros clientes ya que respetamos la opinión de quien nos visita, sin embargo en su caso hemos considerado necesario responderle.
Hemos adoptado esta decisión ya que nuestra principal misión es satisfacer al cliente de la mejor manera posible, por ello solo utilizamos materia prima de la mejor calidad, preparando cada plato al momento. Nunca se recalienta NADA, afortunadamente contamos con una fuerte afluencia de público lo que imposibilita que puedan quedar alimentos en stock, de hecho nuestros proveedores nos suministran cotidianamente, a veces varias veces durante la jornada, por ello rechazamos categóricamente sus declaraciones “carne recalentada probablemente vieja” ya que no sólo lo consideramos falso sino además inaceptable.
Lamentamos haber debido elegir esta recesión para replicar, habríamos preferido utilizar este instrumento para agradecer a algún huésped que elogiase el durísimo trabajo que la crew de La Piazzetta afronta 363 días al año non stop, ya que nuestro local abre todos los días, circunstancia que confirma que utilizamos sólo alimentos fresquísimos.
Nos hemos sentido en la obligación de replicar con la finalidad de tutelar nuestra empresa.
La Piazzetta

Gentile cliente,
non abbiamo mai risposto alle recensioni dei nostri visitatori,perchè rispettiamo la loro opinione,tuttavia nel suo caso abbiamo ritenuto doveroso replicare
Il motivo di questa nostra decisione è dettato dal fatto che la nostra mission e' quella di soddisfare al meglio nostri clienti,proprio per questo utilizziamo materie prime di assoluta qualità preparando tutto al momento NIENTE viene mai riscaldato ,e per nostra fortuna abbiamo un forte flusso di presenze che non permettono di avere alimenti in stock,ma i nostri approvvigionamenti sono quotidiani a volte anche in più volte al giorno, pertanto respingiamo con forza le sue dichiarazioni "carne riscaldata probabilmente vecchia" in quanto lo riteniamo inaccettabile oltre che falso.
Siamo dispiaciuti di avere scelto proprio questa recensione per replicare,avremmo preferito utilizzare questo strumento per ringraziare qualche ospite che rispettasse il lavoro durissimo che la crew della Piazzetta affronta 363 giorni l'anno no stop,in quanto il nostro locale non osserva alcun giorno di riposo,altro motivo per cui gli alimenti che utilizziamo sono sempre assolutamente freschissimi.
Tanto dovevamo a tutela della nostra azienda.

La Piazzetta
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scotland
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“A Surprise”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Stopped here while driving round Lake Como and couldn't believe how great the meal was. Service was excellent and there's a nice gelateria right opposite. Try the pistachio pork. Full of Italians and locals which is always a good sign.

  • Visited June 2014
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Ayr, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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“On the whole underwhelmed”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We visited Bellagio in June 2014 and spent a day trip on the wonderful Lake Como, stopping off in Argegno to visit the famous cable car. At the pier head are a number of restaurants at the apex of which is La Piazzetta. It is a nice restaurant and clearly serves good food. Thus we stopped for lunch.

There were 7 of us...as the two waiters started to put tables together to accommodate us a middle aged lady from the premises became concerned that they were putting too many tables together and began to interfere. She was clearly displeased that we were not being bunched together at the expense of two more potential covers. That standard of service continued. Bottles of water were replaced and opened without being requested and then added to the bill.

We shared a few pizzas amongst us, we had drinks and coffee. Based on our speed in doing so, this should have been a good sized bill, a quick turnover and a pleasant experience for customer and staff alike. Unfortunately, we will remember it for the unfriendliness and desire for greater income generation by the staff.

We would not recommend it!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank neville r
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charlotte, nc
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Great Pizza & Great Service”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We were on our way from Bellagio back to the airport and stopped as this little restaurant for lunch. The staff were very attentive despite sitting down at the time the restaurant was "closing." We were there on June 2, 2014 which is a national holiday. We had great pizza and moved on to MXP in Milan. When we went to check into the hotel, my husband realized he had left his "man purse" on the back of his chair in the restaurant-- OUTDOORS! We drove back 1.5 hours to the restaurant because we could not recall the name or the town we had stopped in to call them. His passport, cash and camera were in that bag. The proprietor had seen it, taken it inside and looked for a way to phone us- but alas- no id or business cards.... This was a happy ending to a very tense day and we have nothing but praise for the fact that he was there with the restaurant still open waiting. "i knew you would return for that passport." Not only was their food great but also the wine. They even brought me out a glass seeing how I was in tears over the ordeal. Thanks again to a great owner of this restaurant. We wish you all the greatest success. For those of you who scoff at Italy as a place to always watch your belongings....here is a different sort of place in a very touristy area where one generally expects the worst. As to comments about it being pricey- all I can say is that they had not been to Bellagio. I thought the prices were very fair for the food. Next time we hope to try the larger menu- thanks again!

  • Visited June 2014
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