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“Magical evening” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crotto dei Platani

Crotto dei Platani
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Brienno
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Johannesburg, South Africa
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Magical evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Our last evening on Lake Como could not have been better planned. We arrived (and left) by water taxi, which in itself was delightful. Our corner-table was perfect, the service impeccable and the food sublime (my photos simply don't do it justice). Five of our party of six chose the set menu and the restaurant was able to accommodate small variations for the gluten-free, vegetarian and 'no-seafood' among us. The wait staff were attentive and friendly, serving prosecco on arrival and a constant supply of water to accompany our selected wine. The restaurant was busy, but at no time did we feel that we were neglected in anyway. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Charmane R
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UK
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267 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“A LITTLE JEM!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

A fabulous little BUSY local restaurant! We only found it because it was recommended to us by our apartment hosts! BUT...the local people clearly know it's there....which is always a good recommendation in my book!

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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“A lovely meal in a delightful,setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

We were unfortunate enough to visit this delightful,restaurant in a terrible storm which meant that we could not dine outside in the picturesque setting. We still managed to have a window table and it didn't spoil our evening at all. We had a delicious pasta and a wonderful porcini risotto and the service was delightful

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 761Anonymous
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Zurich, Switzerland
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Perfect ITALIAN Summer Dream Spot - you dont wanna miss it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Lucky accident for us - another Crotto could not accept our reservation - so we called Crotto dei Platani. LUCKY US!!!!!!!! The perfect Italian Summer Holiday Spot. This is what we are dreaming of, this is what we want to tell our friends of. Right on the lake of Como - perfect, friendly and charming SERVICE, excellent food, outstanding view, Italian Cordiality..

We decided the same night to come back and reserved for Sunday lunch again.
Arriving with a little boat, we felt like prince and princess.
The sun was shining, the Lake of Come in front, wonderful white wine, some pasta with seafood -

WHAT ELSE.... would be the question.

Perfect ITALIAN SUMMER DREAM..
Don!t miss it.

Good sign- on Sunday well booked by many italians... good reference..
Make your reservation early.
Dont forget a jacket for evening reservations...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EveandWallE99
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Zurich, Switzerland
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing food with spectacular view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Very warm hospitality and all recommendations of the waiter were excellent. Fish tartar, fresh ravioli and home made tiramisu - a must! Restaurant is located near the water with a fantastic view.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Elena S
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