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Piazza E. Motta 42, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 911991
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We booked this restaurant for lunch on a Saturday and were very impressed. The food was excellent - I would highly recommend the ossobuco and the fritto misto. It was a bit windy but we sat outside so that we could enjoy the view and the outdoor heaters kept us warm. The service was very efficient and whilst possibly not... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

it seems that many people felt not well served by the Ladies that own and run the place, but in many aspects, they are the owners, they care to speed the service, and it is true that they could try to smile, sometimes they do, but you are there to eat and enjoy the view, not them. Still they are... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This restaurant has excellent food and the best location in Orto San Giulio. But what makes it really special is the flair of being an old family place, not changing by shifting owners with relentless investment ideas. The old lady seems to be a bit grumpy, but she certainly is not. She has been running this place and experienced life... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Would recommend this - good quality food at the Marina where there is a risk of tourist traps.... We had vongole and pasta with truffles, desert was to die for. Wine excellent and good value overall. You are protected from the elements if windy but stunning view onto the Lake. We had lunch and would go back if the chance... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The restaurant was recommended to us as one of the best in Orta San Giulio - and that we needed to get a Reservation if we wanted to eat outdoors. We found the Head Waitress a bit grumpy - but we finally secured a reservation for 19:30 on the night desired. The service was reasonable and the food was excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

There are so many places to choose from but this is fun and sits right on the edge of the lake. The view of the water and the square make for an evening with atmosphere. The food is not the best but it is good and not too expensive with reasonable service

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Location is best thing about the restaurant, decor a little dated, food is good but nothing special and service is ok but the old lady owners could be a little more polite and break a smile if possible.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We were attracted to its terrace and its pretty view on the island. The service is friendly once one speaks Italian. E.g. When we ordered a salad and water, the waitress loudly said 'no, this is a RESTAURANT'. A different waitress helped and our lunch was served. The food was ok but overpriced.

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

It used to be an institution, the amazing view ...and as long as the cuisine was good, the legendary unfriendliness of the 2 owning ladies was almost bearable; unfortunately not only the food has become below average but the whole attitude of staff is unfriendly and negative. Personally I go to the restaurant to be treated as a guest and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Sadly the old women who own this frighten off the clients. They frown and scowl, and seem miserable. We had toasted sandwich for lunch.. Disappointing. Cheese and ham, very very dry.. Stingey on the cheese!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza E. Motta 42, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: +39 0322 911991

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?