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Ristorante Smeraldo

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Via Fiume 3, 21010 Dumenza, Italy
+39 0332 573139
09:00 - 22:00
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379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Little hidden gem. If you like risotto then look no further. Those who have made it know how difficult it is to make. Let me tell you, simply amazing. Smerlado risotto was one of the best I had. A must try! Everything in total was very delicious and staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Being on the the authoritative guide" Osterie d'Italia" (Slow Food) , I was looking for an outstanding restaurant. Food was good , service really basic. Outdated place but a free parking just in front. A bit expensive.

Thank daniele5551
Bellinzona, Switzerland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

are years that we frequent this great address, close to Luino (Verbano Lake). Family atmosphere and a great value for the price and quantity. Surely you do not go away with hunger. The dishes are well presented and resume the ingredients of many recipes of the Lombardy region with a touch of innovation. Great the foie gras, homemade. They using... More 

Thank Elena G
Nuremberg, Germany
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

The menu of the Smeraldo is not extensive, but more than sufficient, and I always find something delicious. From the Antipasti and Primi to Secondi and Dolce I honestly never had something I didn't like. If it's the right time of the year, you'll find quite a few dishes with fungi porcini and local herbs; and even if you're craving... More 

Thank revrazna
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

It's very good traditional fine Italian kitchen, not as excellent as 20 years ago when the Mama ran the kitchen, but still really good and it offers a larger and more haute quisine menu choice than the usual Pizzeria. The place is idyllic and it's wonderful to sit outside, the densly forested area great for a quick hike and the... More 

Thank Jules B
Lugano, Switzerland
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is a wonderful Osteria and well worth the short drive to the restaurant. (The drive is not hard, and the parking is accessible and available.) We made a phone reservation and were super excited because the hostess was so helpful and welcoming on the phone. The atmosphere is lovely and relaxing. The family staff is fantastic. The food is... More 

1 Thank Mallarda
Erlangen, Germany
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236 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

I remember when I first discovered Bar Ristorante Smeraldo in the early nineties. We had been hiking and, though we arrived "out of hours" we were made welcome and had a wonderful meal. Since then I have come back time and again, and the food was always of very high quality. The prices have remained affordable, and the service was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Book a table, then motor up out of Luino on the quieter East bank of Lago Maggiore, snake up the hill to Poppino and follow the signs for Agra. It's a ten minute drive. 15 for the less dynamic driver. Enter through the bar, sit outside, there's no traffic worth mentioning. The staff make you feel you're a regular. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$54
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fiume 3, 21010 Dumenza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Varese  >  Dumenza
  • Phone Number: +39 0332 573139

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