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“A great evening in a beautiful place”
Review of La Madonnina

La Madonnina
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Barni
Price range: US$31 - US$78
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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“A great evening in a beautiful place”
Reviewed 5 October 2012

This is an amazing place, the lasdscape is fabulous, you can breath the fresh air, and enjoy of the excellent food in this place. We had a great time there, I really recommend it

  • Visited September 2012
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Bosisio Parini
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“Tipical north italian dinner”
Reviewed 20 July 2012

The restaurant is in the italian pre alps just over looking the town of Bellagio. Coming from Milan is 45 km and takes you around 1 hour by car. The view from there in particular in hot summer nights is fantastic. The suggestion is to eat several plates of Polenta the tipical corn dish with mushrooms or cheese or pork sausages. You will not be disappointed. If you like hors d'oeuvres try their suggestions. As it will be cool at night bring with you a pull over. There is only a disappointing fact you have to pay cash or with debit cards, they do not accept credit cards and this is a pity for the surroundings are nice for a trip out side the big city.

  • Visited June 2012
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Milano
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“Excellent Sunday Lunch with local delicious food”
Reviewed 23 February 2011

In Italy sunday lunch is a traditional convivial moment to enjoy with the most delicious food...and La Madonnina is the perfect place!
Usually, it is better to reserve minimum 10 days in advance as sundays are always fully booked. The route to the restaurant is quite difficult the first time, but if you follow carefully the signs you cannot get mistaken. The restaurat is on the top of a hill facing down the Como lake on the side of Lecco. you drive up through wood and trees and finally you get to a large parking lot. The structure is very mountain feeling...there is a beautiful terrace where you can take pictures and enjoy the sun...
once you get inside you immediately feel how simple country yet delicious is the food.
This area is famous for polenta that here is prepared in several options like melted with cheese, with stewed veal, with tomato sauce or cheese topping... everything accompanied by excellent wine and local cheese and ham platter..
It is a must for those who love local traditional food cooked in the old way...
After that...a nice drive through the small town on the lake and an ice cream in Como are a great idea.. be only aware that car is the only way to get there...

  • Visited March 2010
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Brugherio, Italy
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“Quality and quantity - highly recommended!”
Reviewed 20 August 2010

La Madonnina is located on top of a hill overlooking Como Lake, with a magnificent view of the lake and surrounding mountains. It's the perfect location for celebrations, especially marriage parties - they even have a helicopter landing nearby!
But the restaurant is also perfect for smaller groups or families, and it is open all year round even if spring and summer are the best for enjoying the beautiful garden. To get there you have to follow a winding mountain road departing from the village of Barni (40 minutes from Lecco, 60 minutes from Monza), but the trip is really worth it. They have a very large private parking, which is able to accomodate even tourist buses.
The real strenght of the restaurant is its wide choice of dishes, mostly from the local tradition of Lombardy. They also offer full menus for fixed price, which are the real bargain - highly recommended! Prices range from Euro 24 (during weekdays) to Euro 32 (during weekends), including an average of 8-10 mixed appetizers, 2 first courses, 2-4 main courses, dessert, coffee, wine and water. The quality is very high, the traditional dishes are some of the best ever served in the Lecco-Como surroundings - you have to try their "polenta uncia"! And also the servings are very generous - you will literally be flooded with excellent food.
All in all, one of the best restaurants I ever tried, recommended for all occasions, even if my suggestion is to stay there for weekdays lunch, when it is not overcrowded and you can enjoy fully dedicated service and have a quiet stroll in the garden between one course and the next.

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