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“Location 5 stars ,food and service 2 stars”

Ristorante Imperialino
Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Moltrasio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$28 - US$141
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Imperialino is a refined restaurant that offers a charming view on the lake, as well as a appreciated cuisine based on fresh products of Italian tradition. Perfect for romantic dinners by candlelight, or for banquets and exclusive ceremonies. It need to be notice the calendar of gastronomic rendezvous: from evenings at the poolside with spectacular buffets, to themed evenings on regional cuisines with seasonal productsAdvised with 4 forks in the Michelin guide
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Location 5 stars ,food and service 2 stars”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

It is in having dinner in places like this that I can easily understand why Lake of Como is a stunning area with some of the better to forget food experience of the whole country
Take Imperialino , it enjoys a super stunning location vith views to die for , the building and adjacent gardens and hotel are out of this world and it deserves the five stars as probably one of the nicest spot of the whole lake
Then take the restaurant and you will regret the choice to have dinner here . Besides the fact that this is a pricey solution , quality and service are far from being considered at least average
We had dinner in four and there were three others customers in a desolated march evening so nothing that could make worried the four persons supposed to be dedicated to service .
service is an unknown word in this place , as unfortunately in most of restaurants around this wonderful lake . Quality of food is also mere sufficient if not that one dish was too salted and the desserts were wrongly served
Wine selection at miserable levels while prices are on the opposite pole both for liquids and solids
I cannot imagine how the owner of this place could keep such a desperately low overall quality , probably they do not care about customer's satisfaction in dining and they think that location is just
enough to satisfy the soul of the people dining here
Another missed chance for the decadent tourism on this lake , ashaming

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank enricoallievi
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GHI1995, Direttore at Ristorante Imperialino, responded to this review, 27 March 2014
Google Translation
Gentile Ospite,
prendo atto della sua recensione sul nostro “Imperialino” che consideriamo il FIORE ALL’OCCHIELLO dell’intera struttura Grand Hotel Imperiale Resort & SPA.
Ho immediatamente consultato lo Staff di cucina e di sala in servizio quella domenica sera e devo ammettere che le sue osservazioni sulla scarsa qualità del servizio mi sono state confermate dai miei dipendenti stessi.
Pur considerando che domenica sera non era in campo la “squadra titolare” tali mancanze non sono tollerate e per questo sono già stati presi i provvedimenti necessari.
Invece non condivido le sue affermazioni sulla carta dei vini e sui prezzi.
Una serata “storta” capita anche nelle migliori famiglie ma, le assicuro, che non fa parte dei nostri standard e le sono grato per avercelo segnalato.
Siamo sempre aperti ad accettare critiche costruttive perché ci permettono di crescere, migliorare quotidianamente e fornire il servizio adeguato alle alte aspettative dei nostri clienti. Aspettative sempre soddisfatte come si può ben leggere nelle recensioni precedenti.
Confidiamo che voglia in un futuro prendere in considerazione di cenare ancora presso di noi per verificare personalmente la casualità di quanto avvenuto.
Con viva cordialità
Silvestro De Bolfo
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Very Memorable Dining on the Shores of Lake Como, Italy”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We dined at this restaurant on two occasions during our stay in Moltrasio. One was on the terrace and the other lakeside. On both occasions, we experienced superior service and guidance when I asked for recommendations. The food quality was outstanding.
On both occasions , we enjoyed a 3 course dinner with wine.
We treated in a very special manner and look very much to returning to this restaurant.
We would highly recommend this wonderful place.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Lotstosee89
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Romantic and Scenic”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Went here for our last dinner in Italy after a two week vacation. You must sit outside by the lake and if you are in a romantic mood try to reserve the Gazebo. Food was very good service excellent. This is a large venue for the area and it appears to be a place for destination weddings so I would not go here on a weekend. Taking that into consideration our food was served very fashionably and timely. Every thing we ordered was perfect . It was a wonderful way to end our vacation. This is a very pricy ristorante so be prepared.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Steve408
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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Try the table at the gazebo... Perfect for a romantic dinner...”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

As my wife's birthday wish, we came back to Lake Como last month specifically to a lovely birthday dinner at Imperialino's gazebo... and we didn't regret ourselves...

Maitre Franco and his team were kindly determinated to become our dinner a unique experience... and they definitely did...

The (just beside lake) gazebo was nicely decorated and a splendid full moon completed the scene lightening the lake dark waters...

Food and service were perfect.
Price is not exactly cheap, but fair...

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank henribrom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Overpriced and bad food”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Bad experience at this place - overcooked fish, vegetables didn't seem fresh, even ice cream tasted chemical and service was not very nice. Also the room itself was stuffy and in need of refurbishment.

Visited August 2013
Thank AmayaD
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