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La Cucina di Elsa

Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 267523
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (15 reviews)
“prawns” (5 reviews)
“octopus” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On a very cold and wet night in Como we managed to get inside at this restaurant which was lucky as it is very small but cosy. We were made very welcome and looked after very well by the staff, the food was good and...More

Thank Als25629
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food portions were quite huge, but most importantly, I felt that I could taste the flavours of the sea and the richness of the seafood in whatever dish we order. The seafood pasta stuck in my head so much that I ordered it again...More

Thank alexmetric
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Large portion but really average food. We ordered the seafood pasta (recommended by the waitress) and a vongole (pasta with clams). Some of the ingredients tasted fresh (squid, prawn), but the rest... not really. The sand in the clams has not been properly removed. Bread...More

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had a lunch at Elsa. Simple starter - steamed fish with potatoes and herbs and butter. Super simple and super delicious! Then I had a chickpea soup with fish and my boyfriend pasta. We both loved it! :-) And the wine & the staff...More

Thank TerezaLev
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I always wanted to step in this place, as i live in town, and when the occasion came to go with a friend, all my expectations were satisfied. The place is exactly as it from outside, but i'd rather to go in the summer as...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

A cute little place -with hardly 6-7 tables-, with amazing cuisine! We had the seafood platter and it was delicious, well cooked, and super fresh. Great service, great atmosphere!

Thank Faye_JV
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I have been there only a few times but every time it has been fantastic. First of all it is in a good and conveniente place because if you live near or in the center of the city you can go there on foot and...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Nice cosy and small restaurant with excellent food and service. The seafood is really good and our waiter who hailed from Sicily advised us well in our choices. Prices on the high side but was worth it.

Thank Krokk
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

What a delicious meal! 😇we decided to dine at Elsa as two other restaurants that we wanted to eat at were booked out - so we picked it totally by chance but oh were we glad we did! Occtopus stuffed with ricotta and aubergine with...More

Thank filipinka
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Businesslike rather than special. Not cheap. Sat outside in a nice area and had seabass with orange (not sure one would put orange with really good seabass). They got the dessert wrong and the waiter kept calling me 'meestaire', but the main problem was the...More

Thank Jonathan L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como
  • Phone Number: +39 031 267523
From far the best fish restaurant in Como: we suggest to take the Spaghetti with Langoustines, the Fish Grill plate and as an appetizer the Anchovise from Elsa.
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