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Il Giardinetto

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 10, 23826 Mandello del Lario, Italy
+39 0341 700487
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 10, 23826 Mandello del Lario, Italy
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Sunday lunch on a beautiful late August Sunday. Party of four, we were given a table by the lakeside terrace. A complimentary amuse bouche was followed by delicious pasta with langoustine and hot pepper, and seared tuna steak for me , the others enjoyed breaded...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 14656EN
Reviewed 20 August 2018

While in Italy we expected to have a much better meal in a restaurant with good reviews. The food is average, nothing special at all and the service could be better. We were 8 people ordering different dishes and all of them were ordinary. Nothing...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PaolaSoneghet
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Great food , ambiance and really a hidden gem!prices are moderated and great selection of wine and seafood, recommend you try their pasta its Amazing

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Elie k
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Good selection of dishes to choose from and a nice Italian wine list. The views are superb and the tables with a good separation between them to create a comfortable atmosphere. Well serviced and delicious food.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank xochitla330
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to this restaurant and were blown away. The wait staff are very friendly and are happy to speak in English. Their knowledge of the menu was fantastic, so we took their advice and all three of our courses were sublime....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kmac1331
Reviewed 5 June 2018

One of our better dining experiences in Italy. Small restaurant on the lake, great views. Food was very good. Service perfect. Reasonable prices, all should try. (45 min drive from Como City)

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank RJ H
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Kitűnő étterem, festői kilátással a tóra, kifogástalan, első osztályú ételek. A kiszolgálás gyors, gördülékeny, a személyzet rendkívül figyelmes, barátságos. Ha Mandello del Lario-ban jársz, biztosan nem bánod meg, ha náluk vacsorázol. Excellent restaurant with a beautiful view over the lake, perfect, first-class cuisine. The service...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Zsofia_Szabados
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Exquisite cuisine, fabulous tranquil view and pleasant, professional wait staff. Stunning Angus steak prepared with rosemary. So tender!

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank jeannesan
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a family meal here and was by far the best food we had so far in Italy. Situated right on the lake with a lovely view. The seafood dishes and the steaks were cooked to perfection. They were very welcoming and had a brilliant...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Jenwalsh1
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We were staying Mandello del Lario and came across this fantastic restaurant with the most beautiful view of the lake. You couldn´t fault the service and the food was unbelievably good. We went with our two children aged 14 and 9 and we had a...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Carmen M
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Issam M
25 August 2017|
Response from Beppe P | Property representative |
Hi, I wrote you back to confirm your reservation by e-mail. Anyway We wait for you on 23th at 8 p.m. Regards Beppe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
7:15 PM - 10:30 PM
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
7:15 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 10, 23826 Mandello del Lario, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Mandello del Lario
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 700487
  • E-mail
The Giardinetto restaurant is situated in Mandello del Lario, about ten kilometers north of Lecco on "That branch of the Lake of Como, which turns towards south between to unbroken chains of mountains, presenting to the eye a succession of bays and gulfs..." as so wonderfully described by A. Manzoni in the novel "The Betrothed". The restaurant terrace is directly over the lake and you can admire the incomparable view from any table in the well appointed dining room. An elegant, serene and romantic atmosphere awaits diners who can choose dishes among the local specialties such as freshly caught lake fish, and local pasta dishes as well as seafood, locally sourced meats and vegetarian courses. Our desserts are all made in house. Upon reservation we can also offer tasty gluten-free dishes for celiac disease sufferers. We organize theme-based evenings as well as banquets and events with personalized menus. The restaurant can seat up to 130 diners, while 100 is our limit for wedding parties. We offer a business lunch menu from Tuesday to Friday at a special price of €15,00 and a tourist menu on Saturdays at €18,00, while still offering a full choice of dishes a la carte for discerning palates. We are looking forward to welcoming you and making your moments of relax even more special together with great cuisine and a splendid ambience.
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