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“Eight years later and even better!”

Ristorante Pizzeria FONTANA D'ORO
Ranked #80 of 614 Restaurants in Como
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Seven or eight years ago I wrote one of my first reviews for TripAdvisor lauding this restaurant on the shore of Lake Como, Italy overlooking the marina in Como. This month we finally returned and immediately headed back hoping it would be as good as it was then. No, it was even better! The owner greeted us like prodigal sons and made us feel welcome. Service was perfect and the food was amazingly delicious! For appetizers we had a mixed seafood plate and octopus carpaccio, the latter absolutely melted in your mouth. Entrees included risotto with fresh fish from the lake, mushroom risotto, and a piccata dish as well as Pasta Bolognese and, of course, a pizza! The restaurant does itself a disservice by being labeled a pizzeria because the menu includes so many more delectable dishes. We were absolutely devastated it was closed the following day after we ventured out in a downpour to return once more before leaving Como!

Date of visit: July 2017
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Thank Mirlini
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We loved the staff, the food, and the ambience so much that we returned again in the evening the next day. There are tables out front, where you could see the lake. It is, at times, a busy street. There is inside seating or the back patio. We chose the back patio both evenings in a nice, relaxing scene. The first evening, I tried the prosciutto and mushroom pizza; good sauce and light. Another in our group had a Calzone; gigantic and she finished every bit! Two people had the swordfish; delicious. At the end of the meal, you are served a complimentary limoncello. So nice! The second evening, we sat in the very same table on the patio. We shared a spaghetti and grilled vegetables to accompany our dishes. One had the swordfish, two had the grilled Dorada, and I had a huge veal Milanese cutlet. Everything was so good. We were treated so well; besides getting the complimentary limoncello, in the beginning, they put a plate of plain bruschetta and olives. Also, in the middle of the meal, we received a white frothy, refreshing drink. We started our meals with a nice bottle of Proscecco followed by vino Rosso. Two of us tried the Tiramisu which was quite good. This was one of our best meals during our trip to Italy. This is a small family owned business and it is worth a visit or two.

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank CaAngie
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Cheapy 80's interior with plastic chairs and tables.
Service was completely unprofessional but still kind of nice. She tried her best...
But food was really good and tasty. I had risotto with seafood and my wife had tagliatelle with salmon. Both of us were really happy with our choices.
Reasonable priced.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Brunoiivana
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

My friend and I hadn't an amazing experience here! The food was perfect answer well priced - we had a cheese platter and crab pizza which was so tasty.

It's so nice refreshing to have friendly staff who made us feel so we so welcome - our Italian is minimal. And we had such great service we were rushinf for our train and they were so accommodating gave us a takeaway box and saw we're struggling with directions and helped us as well.
Cannot recommend enough! Would definitely come again! :)

Date of visit: May 2017
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1  Thank sambraun
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Food was terrible. It was cold and had absolutely no taste. The service wasn't great either. My advice would be to give it a miss!

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank MilanoFoodie
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