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La Gallina che Fuma

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Via Filippo Turati 1 | Loc. Fondotoce, 28924, Verbania, Italy
+39 0323 586851
12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:00
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Sun 19:15 - 20:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 19:15 - 22:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this place after trying for a nearby restaurant in a region with absolutely no parking. They were flexible enough to accomodate me as a vegan even though their regular menu hardly contains any vegan dishes. The value is GREAT and the food authentic and tasty. Definitley a place to check out if you're in the neighborhood. One... More 

Thank Ido D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

On a Sunday, in a pouring rain, we were greeted warmly and served graciously. I had the zucchini parmigiano while my partner had the gnocchi with pears and walnuts. Both were excellent. We had home-made grissini and bread without olive oil while we waited. The house white wine is slightly bubbly. For secondi I had the first Bronzino out of... More 

Thank kirk81
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

we had a great time, the food was great. the only thing standing un from of a 5 stars review was the steak, which we had to send back to have it well done...but i guess that is a matter of taste :)

Thank Andrei-Nicolae P
Zermatt, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a Sunday without having booked a table. It was super busy but the owner made sure that we get a seat. She was so cool and welcoming and funny. We clearly loved the atmosphere! As it was already late we didn't have many different things but the food was really nice and tasty...

Thank Mirkat3920
Baveno, Italy
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122 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Always friendly service and simple, yet good food. The "smoking chicken" is delicious served with mustard. The pasta's are also very good.

Thank CarolB353
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

La Gallina Che Fuma is a family run Osteria with great local, absolutely NON touristy food! Marianna and Stephano are a young couple with a gift for being great hosts and serving delicious food to locals at reasonable prices. Liked it so much that we returned a second night to keep trying dishes from their menu and enjoying the atmosphere.

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Milan, Italy
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212 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful meal here with our Italian friends. Our friend is an award winning Italian chef and he chose this restaurant as its one of his favorites. The menu is varied with a lots of choices, all excellent. It is easy to get to by bus or car as its right on a main road... More 

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Paris, France
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Do not be put off by the location on the roadside near a huge roundabout - the food is definitely worth it! They do bagna cauda which is hard to come by nowadays - and it is simply delicious! So were the homemade gnocchi. The t-bone steak was simply one of the best steak experiences we ever had - tender,... More 

Thank Uta K
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

Friendly staff. great food. you feel at home. Do you remember the scene in the animated film Ratatouille where the food critic Anton Ego has a flashback to his childhood when he tastes the dish ? that's how you feel. don't miss it.

Thank farziz
South of england
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

We booked for 14 of us for my pre-birthday celebrations. The night before! A bit out of town - but reasonable. About 7 minutes by taxi from Pallanza. Setting not great. BUT Restaurant excellent. Two sisters. One front of house . Made the evening so much fun! Had lovely outside table. Had the pudding Mama had made... a real party... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$38
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Filippo Turati 1 | Loc. Fondotoce, 28924, Verbania, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Verbania
  • Phone Number: +39 0323 586851

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