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Grotto la Dispensa

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$$ - $$$
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Via Sempione 28/30, 28802 Mergozzo, Italy
+39 335 697 1956
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09:30 - 23:45
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

What an evening. The small terrace was already occupied but we got the owner to spontaneously install another table in the corner. We had dishes of the highest quality and innovative character. Really phantastic. Surely a real highlight in the region's gastronomy.

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Carlo S, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this review
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Gentile Heinz K, Grazie mille per la recensione, la tua opinione per noi è molto importante! Felici di aver contribuito... More 

Valencia, Venezuela
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

GReat prosseco , excelent service i would definitely recommend This place ! Love it good food ! And also better price and others restaurants around

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Carlo S, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this review
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Gentile Isabella, Grazie mille per la recensione, la tua opinione per noi è molto importante! Ti ringraziamo molto per i... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Great place! I am very impressed... I totally recomend it!!! :) The food is really good, different from usual and fresh ingredients. I particularly loved the way people served us. Even the decoration was amazing! :) Thank you for the nice moment...

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Carlo S, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this review
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Gentile Carlos S, Grazie mille per la recensione, la tua opinione per noi è molto importante! Grazie davvero per i... More 

Pris
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

It is difficult to eat badly in italy, but "la Dispensa" can make It happen. Even in simple places, with a slice of pizza or some pasta and a nice ice cream one can enjoy a simple but good meal.... but at "la Dispensa" from starter to pasta to main course to desert, nothing was cooked right, neither tasty. My... More 

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Carlo S, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this review
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??? dove hai mangiato????? Roberta, Carlo & Moscato More 

Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Over our 10-day stay in the Mergozzo area we came back to this restaurant 3 times, which says a lot! Carlo, the owner/manager, is wonderfully Italian in his hospitality and approach - will make you feel comfortable and at ease. Food is served with some fantasy and is very good too, sprinkled, naturally, with some local wine, chosen be the... More 

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1 Thank Asia_Be
Carlo S, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this review

Asia_Be Dear, Thank you for your review, your opinion is very important to us! We thank you for the compliments, for us it was a real pleasure to meet you and we are pleased to know that we helped you to spend a nice holiday in Italy. We hope to see again soon. Roberta, Carlo & Moscato More 

Wollerau, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

We had a great dinner with our children. Carlo is a great host, we could discuss the menu with him and our children could order their own dish. We had the Rombo as main course which was absolutely delicious. The dessert was on the house, pistachio mousse and apricot mousse. Both were yummy as well. Carlo recommended the wine from... More 

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Carlo S, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this review

Dear Martine D, Thank you for your review, your opinion is very important to us! Thank you very much for choosing us have bestowed, we are happy to have contributed to the success of a nice evening. We hope to see you soon Roberta, Carlo & Moscato More 

Switzerland
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We remembered Carlo as an excellent maître d' at the "Piccolo Lago" down the road, where his brother Marco is a two-star Michelin chef. The "Dispensa" (Papal dispensation, there's a whole story behind the name which I won't retell here) is an outstanding, informal modern restaurant with great food (prepared by Roberta, Carlo's wife) and friendly, engaging service. We arrived... More 

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Carlo S, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this review

Swisstravelguru Dear, Thank you for your review, your opinion is very important to us! We remember very well of you and we are very pleased that you have been found good. I am also very glad that you enjoyed the Ghemme 1990. Greetings Roberta, Carlo & Moscato More 

Baveno, Italy
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116 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

The food here is of very high quality and both Carlo and Roberta are wonderful hosts! My husband and I shared the spaghettini which was served in a spicy olive oil with bits of sardine, raisins, and pine nuts topped with a mild shredded cheese. The flavors were outstanding together. I then had the grilled shrimp over couscous and my... More 

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Carlo S, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this review
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Gentile CarolB353, Grazie mille per la recensione, la tua opinione per noi è molto importante! Carissimi Carol e Peter, ci... More 

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

We were given a recommendation to visit this restaurant by a hotel employee and absolutely loved it. The swordfish was the best I have ever eaten. The dishes were prepared like my grandmother's were. We chose to taste all the appetizers, ordered two pastas and then our group of 8 ordered their own entrees. One dish was better than the... More 

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Carlo S, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this review

kind wheatydog, thank you very much for your review, your opinion is very important to us! We thank first of all the hotel that we have recommended, then I thank you for the compliments that we do and we are very pleased that you have rediscovered the true flavors of the past. We wait with affection greetings Roberta, Charles &... More 

Stresa, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

The menu is interesting, containing some local specialities and interesting portions. The food is high standard and well prepaired. The staff is happy and the service is good. I've eaten there two times and I highly recommend to visit at Grotto la Dispensa in the beautiful village of Mergozzo!

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Carlo S, Proprietario at Grotto la Dispensa, responded to this review

kind Jari P, thank you so much for your review, your opinion is very important to us! I remember you were quite a handful! I am very pleased that you have been enjoyed at the Grotto la Dispensa, hope to see you soon in another of your trips! Best regards Roberta, Carlo & Moscato More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$28 - US$49
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 23:45
Monday
09:30 - 23:45
Tuesday
09:30 - 23:45
Thursday
09:30 - 23:45
Friday
09:30 - 23:45
Saturday
09:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sempione 28/30, 28802 Mergozzo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola  >  Mergozzo
  • Phone Number: +39 335 697 1956
Description
Local substance where you can find a genuine and caring cuisine for the raw materials and with a family service and attentive, but without unnecessary frills. The local motto is sufficient substance.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?