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Il Cucchiaio di Legno

Via Prisciola 10, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 905280
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“antipasti” (6 reviews)
“risotto” (11 reviews)
“cold cuts” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via Prisciola 10, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Locally sourced traditional items like homemade salami and local prosciutto were excellent. Multi purse meal included other inventive items like risotto with Gorgonzola and chocolate nubs (not my favorite but fun to try). Well selection was large and a good mix of price ranges. Pretty...More

Thank Bill N
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It was a great experience. It total it was much more then I usually eat during a dinner, but so fresh and delicious, that one can't resist. Maybe the very best place for eating, though it is not a typical restaurant: not for romantic dinner...More

1  Thank NatalyOds
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A fixed menu for everyone and served almost in sync for the whole restaurant. So you must book (one hour in advance was ok for us) and arrive at 8H00 PM for dinner. During the next 2 hours, we were served 8 different dishes, all...More

Thank Bernard H
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We dined here on 5 consecutive evenings over Easter as we were staying at their adjacent hotel. As the menu only changes weekly, they adjusted some of the courses so we would have variety, which we really appreciated. The food and service was amazing, every...More

2  Thank virglisle
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Small place in a secluded area, but not far from Orta. The meal was outstanding, with only local ingredients. The evening meal started at a fixed time (8 PM), The service was smooth, since everybody was served the same dish at the same time. The...More

1  Thank Gustave_1958
Reviewed 6 April 2017

When you sit down you expect a nice home cooked meal at a "farm" restaurant. The menu is fixed and for the three of us they served 2 appetizers, 2 Primi( a pasta and risotto), 2 second I, and dessert. What we got was as...More

1  Thank Nick I
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Staying at one of the rooms here (separate review), I booked a table for dinner. It was a set menu, but there was no way you could be disappointed. The food was wonderful, and it just kept coming - lots of small dishes. I had...More

1  Thank Kate H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I had a dinner with my husband at "Il cucchiaio di legno" last January and it was a very good surprise: very good food, good choice of wine, local products very well cooked, nice place, simple but friendly service. I strongly recommend it. It is...More

Thank Citro72
Reviewed 13 February 2017

the food is rustic and uses traditional recipes and local ingredients and, when possible, is homemade. the menu is fixed so you do not get to choose what you are going to have but, instead, you'll get to taste a lost of different specialities! they...More

Thank Olivia F
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is the most wonderful place. Well worth a visit to look at the painted houses. Turn off right on any of the roads towards the train station. Not many Restaurants or shops close by but for us that was a bonus. The women who...More

1  Thank 99Teresa
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Is there a required reservation. How much in advance must you book a reservation to be able to get in. Thank you. We are visiting the area in 10 days.
9 May 2015|
Response from 906francesco1954 | Reviewed this property |
La prenotazione non e' obbligatoria ma comunque consiglio di telefonare per prenotare un tavolo perche' il locale non e' molto grande e nei weeh end e' sempre tutto esaurito.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
20:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
20:00 - 21:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Prisciola 10, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: +39 0322 905280
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