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Il Ristorante di Paolo

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Largo Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 5 | Ground Flr, Hotel Garni Corona, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
+39 0344 32133
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a lovely day around Menaggio and Lake Como, the whole family wanted to have a relaxing and satisfying meal. And that's exactly what we got at Ristorante di Paola. The staff were friendly and the food was amazing! Excellent quality and a lovely change from the usual tourist food. Highly recommended!!

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Portland, Oregon
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is small, but what they offer is unusual and artfully presented. The service is excellent: cordial with just a note of panache. I was especially impressed with the long list of exclusive wines offered by the glass. The chicken stuffed with plums went perfectly with the Amarone.

Thank PaulParks
Disley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent lunch in the sun at this gem of a restaurant. Pike fillet from Lake Como was beautiful, perfectly cooked, and teamed with a red sauerkraut. Good selection of wines and impeccable service.

Thank c0burn
St Albans, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner one evening in a week of eating out in Menaggio (see my other reports). Great food, with innovative ideas presented with flair. The quality stood out even in a simple dish like prawns (large enough to be langoustine) and asparagus. Service was good. However all this is reflected in the prices, which are way above... More 

Thank Verulam
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Had to come twice since the food wine and service was so good. I would rate it A Star quality. The wine cellar is extensive and yoi csn try a glass of most of their wines. Ask the waiter for the days special which are not on the menu. I would return and strongly recommend a visit.

Thank RockTraveller
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The presence of a lot of people in a Sunday cloudy day of the beginning of March is a signal that the quality of this place should be high. This impression was satisfy by a valued menu in which the presence of fish and meet dishes was balanced. The service was OK as well as the price. The forniture is... More 

Thank marco o
Bernardston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Simply wowed by this place. Got a tip from our hotel staff and was so impressed we came back for a second time the next night. Really fine dining hosted by an energetic and attentive staff. Our choices included: artichoke with pigeon breast; risotto with raw shrimp,pistachio, and orange peel ; macaroni with braised lamb, olives, green beans, and roasted... More 

Thank greg d
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great location in the centre of town and with views of the lake when sitting outside

Thank Lisa G
Bainbridge, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The food is excellent, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the view is beautiful. Even with a group, service was quick and staff was warm and welcoming.

Thank Tourdirector14
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Even tough the missoltini (as starter) aren't on the card, when asked if it was possible to get this local delicacy.. after a check with the chef it was made available. This (in salt) smoked fish filet is for connoisseurs and typical of the Como lake.

Thank renevey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 5 | Ground Flr, Hotel Garni Corona, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Menaggio
  • Phone Number: +39 0344 32133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?