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Cantina Frasca

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Via Venti Settembre 10, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
+39 031 342251
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Bucharest, Romania
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Pros: This is a wine bar only not a bistro and no way an Italian restaurant. We found a good wine selection on their shelves, reasonably priced. Following the recommendation of one of the owners, we ordered a regional wine for which we were ready to spend EUR 18 as indicated on its price tag. Cons: As food we ordered... More 

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Thank IonutBucharest
Milan, Italy
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We got an "aperitivo" with a great Nebbiolo and eating some well prepared simple dishes. The quantities were suitable for an "aperitivo" and, in any case, the place is really nice in the ancient part of Cernobbio. The menu was very attractive and next time we shall have the lunch there.

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Thank albinaepaolo
Santa Cruz, California
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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

After 32 years in the area, I sometimes want an authentic experience in our very touristic community, and without having to pay movie star prices. This was actually my first visit ever to Cantina Frasca, located on a small side street along the lake area of Cernobbio. It was a bit past lunch time, but the owner took us in... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food and a superb host and chef who obviously takes genuine interest and price in his food. Will happily chat about what's on offer that night and make excellent recommendations. Highly recommended.

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Plymouth, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

We looked for a small place to eat lunch that may be frequented by locals rather than other tourists. And did we ever find it down a small side alley. A total of six tables seating a max of 22 diners, we were the only tourists for a late lunch, with a young local couple and four elderly gentlemen being... More 

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San Diego
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This owner knows his food! He explained all about the food and the region each plate came from. He took his time with each customer. Try the amatriciana, its to die for! Definitely go here!

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Santa barbara
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

This restaurant was near our hotel. The reviews were mostly excellent but some were poor. We took a chance and are very happy we did. The owner was fluent in 4 languages and his descriptions of the daily specials were a treat in themselves. We settled on the caprese salad, cheesy polenta with tipica locale ragú and ravioli in pesto.... More 

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Cernobbio, Italy
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Great little spot where the owner/chef clearly loves what he's doing and it shows in the fantastic food that he prepares in a tiny kitchen right off the front door. We had three different dishes over two visits (I had to go with the eggplant in marinara sauce again as it was soooo good) and they were all spectacular. The... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

WOW, JUST WOW. I have eaten many Itialian meals the world over and this was simply amazing. Best Caprese salad ever and the diners next to us had field green salad that looked similarly amazing. The pasta is homemade and amazing. The owner/chef/server in this 10 table restaurant watches over the entire operation and obviously takes pride in his simple... More 

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Miami, Florida
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

So sad to leave a comment like this but this has to be the worst or one of the worst experiences I have ever had at a pricy restaurant. The spaghetti Bolognese tasted like meat fat with no other flavors added to it (needed tomatoes and much more for sure) and the pasta was hard not "al dente" (which I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Venti Settembre 10, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Cernobbio
  • Phone Number: +39 031 342251
Description
Little tavern/bistro around the corner from Hotel Miralago serving wonderful local specialties and a great selection of wines

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?