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“OMG! What a fun experience!”

Locanda dell'Isola Comacina
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Ossuccio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We went to lunch at Locanda dell'Isola Comacina yesterday. It was everything we had heard about and more. The views are unbelievable sitting outdoors and the staff greeted us with warmth and smiles immediately when we arrived. And then the food! The antipasta is spectacular and then more and more comes after that. I can't even begin to describe the salmon trout preparation and the fried chicken and dessert. I don't think any trip to Lake Como would be complete without going here. And the proprietor was so gracious and fun and happy to see us all.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

If you are looking for a posh formal restaurant then this is not it and i would recommend that you go elsewhere... If on the other hand you are wanting to experince real Italian food served in the most traditional way with an amazing view and atmosphere with as much food as you care to eat with an asortment of waiters who all do there own courses then you will not be disapointed. We went for a long lazy lunch which i would recommend is the best time to go, you have to get the little boat across to the island and then a short walk up the steps to the amazing view that greets you along with the owner who makes you feel very welcome. Once seated they will bring up an adjoining table and they will then begin to serve you endless courses of simple healthy italian cuisne and constantly pour you wine for a fixed price of just 68 euros... go with an open mind, sit back and enjoy what unfolds...!!!!! you will also see on the walls of the resturant the 100's of photos of the owner with all the stars, brad pitt, richard branson, elton john, arnold shwazenegger etc etc... A MUST VISiT IF YOU GO TO LAKE COMO..!!!

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

instead of building a solid outstanding restaurant (michelin stars or similar) in one unique place, they serve extremely ordinary and extremely expensive food (2 fixed touristic menus, €67 each ????..)
Stay away... simply eat elsewhere and visit the island in the afternoon

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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Set the scene I am very weak on LHS following stroke...so this place was a challenge..we booked and they were warned..well a well weathered fellow of indeterminable age met us he then cheerfully helped me up the 60 or so steps one by one in good humour ..lt set the background for a memorable day..the owner was generous with his time and humour..other reviewers ( the positive ones ) set the meal in context ...never had to ask for wine or water..and after lunch the owner again visited us encouraging us to sit and relax although the place was closing ...all in all a fantastic experience and special thanks to my helper who was there to the end and the trip down the stairs and the intricate moves to get me back onto small motor boat

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Reviewed 13 September 2013

I was on holiday with my family in lake como and our tour rep recommended this restaurant. We were celebrating my dads birthday and it was a great location for a special meal.

The only way to reach the island is by boat (which is 8euro each return)

The meal is a set 7 course meal, which has been served for the last 40 years. The meal included wine and water and cost 67 euro each.

Weather depending you can eat outside on the terrace which provides beautiful views over the lake, a great setting for a special meal. It defiantly made for a very special evening.

An added bonus is knowing you are eating where many celebs have dinned. There is a wall with many pictures inside the restaurant.

2  Thank A5H85
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