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“Traditional rustic Italian restaurant”
Review of Trattoria Crottone

Trattoria Crottone
Ranked #4 of 10 Restaurants in Dongo
Price range: US$20 - US$28
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Nell’alto ramo del Lago di Como in zona collinare sopra Dongo si trova la Trattoria Crottone, cantina storica che risale il XV sec. dove venivano da sempre conservati del buon vino e formaggi tipici locali come la semùda e i salami e mortadelle nostrani ad una temperatura naturale costante di 7-8 c° che i contadini da allora hanno sempre prodotto, conservato e poi consumato in compagnia nei giorni di festa e questa tradizione si è sempre tramandata fino ai nostri giorni. Da quasi 200 anni la famiglia Riella gestisce questo crotto offrendo alla loro clientela in una terrazza panoramica o nella sala con camino piatti tipici come gli affettati misti con salumi nostrani, seguiti da primi piatti fatti in casa, poi la polenta uncìa o taragna accompagnata da grigliate di carne fatte sulla piòta oppure della selvaggina di capriolo o brasati di cinghiale e manzo il tutto accompagnato da buon vino nostrano, per poi finire in dolcezza con del braschino (dolce tipico) e amari o liquori fatti in casa.
Chester, United Kingdom
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“Traditional rustic Italian restaurant”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

Our evening here was an interesting experience. Crottone was one of several 'crotti' near the hamlet of Vanzonico where we were staying. These are very basic restaurants very popular with the locals and mainly open just in the summer. Crottone is the only one open all year but it isn't open every day so check the sign at the end of the path. The people there were lovely and spoke English. There was no printed menu and limited choice but what we had was very good although not very hot. The gnocchi were a bit filling but the pizzocheri was delicious. Cakes for dessert were interesting but the cheese was a bit strong for us and not to our taste. The only wine available was their house wine in carafes but it was perfectly ok. Overall very cheap.

  • Visited September 2012
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