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Crotto Ombra

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Viale Pratogiano, 23022 Chiavenna, Italy
+39 0343 290133
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The dinner we had at Crotto Ombra was all good from beginning to end. The surronding is amazing with the mountain rock hanging above, the wine (we had the red house wine) was fantastic, and the food was delucious. I had fish soup for first dish, and I can honestly say it was the best fish soup I have ever... More 

Thank Noam Z
Rovellasca, Italy
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193 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Its a little big so it doesnt get 5 stars as I like a little more interaction with the staff, the food was all good snd the staff were efficient and friendly. Particular note to the costata which was very tasty.

Thank exiledblue
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Food was okay but waitress was so rude. We have been in Italy for 2 months and eaten out just about every day for either lunch or dinner and this was the worst waitress we have come across. We couldn't wait to leave

Thank Gwen C
Valla Beach, Australia
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

While our stay in Chiavenna we chose Crotto Ombra one night, it was a bit of a challenge as we only speak English but the staff were very patient and understood eventually. The mixed meat dish was sensational as was my partners pork meal, so much so we went back and had the same the following night. Would recommend here... More 

Thank David G
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Great setting and all so promising. A delicious first course and then we waited an hour for our second course to appear. Clearly this had been forgotten about as staff weren't aware of the error until we explained. No apologies forthcoming. Arrangement for bill paying at till also chaotic.

Thank malcolmgrey
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123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch at this place on hot day comfortably cool right under the ledge. Nice variety of local food at reasonable prices.

Thank wonderfulworld81
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Rude waitress with other staff acting in a similar manner. Crotto Ombra. Ghastly place. Don't bother with it. My friend and I had read about this restaurant on Tripadvisor and wanted to try it. We turned up on a Sunday evening at around 8.30pm. My friend went in first and asked the waitress for a table for two. According to... More 

2 Thank Venus S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

The most delicious gnocchi I have ever eat, hand made!! The cheese over fabulous! In the summer, you stay in the garden in shade of the big rocket outside. When you travel to or from Switzerland over the Spluga pass, it is a real event.

Thank Petr H H
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246 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

We ate here only once but it is a meal we will long remember. It was just so Italian....what else can I say? A local dark colored pasta with creamy cheese and potatoes and a plate of grilled lalmb, beef, pork, red peppers, zuchinni and potatoes plus wonderful mixed breads in a basket and a bottle of red.

Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

The best food we had on our trip! Mixed grill meats and stuffed spinach gnocchi-exquisitely prepared. Service was fast (on both visits-yes, we went back it was so good). Rustic atmosphere…cozy.

1 Thank Barbara S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Pratogiano, 23022 Chiavenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Sondrio  >  Chiavenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0343 290133

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