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“Literally in "Heaven"”

Locanda del Dolce Basilico
Ranked #6 of 24 Restaurants in Brunate
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this small Locanda on our way down from hiking up to the Volta Lighthouse (Faro Voltiano) that sits atop Branate which is a town perched above the town of Como on the namesake lake. It's about a 30 min hike from where you exit the funiculare from Como. We sat outside at a table overlooking the town of Branate and the hills beyond Como. Both the views and food were "to live for"! We began with a mixed antipasti of olive crostini, a couple if slices of a white ricotta pizza, asparagus fritters, prosciutto and salami. We shared a tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms, and I had a spicy baby octopus dish and my better half had slices of roasted veal with potatoes. Coupled with a half carafe of wine and the view, this is what we come to Italy for! A meal and view that we'll take to our graves, and always remember.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great place for relaxing, after long distance of walking we arrive to a simple local restaurant home made by local family. The service was ok not so professional for tourists but the food is perfection with all the vibe of the pastorali view you will have your best lunch ever.

Thank Daniel Y
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

From Como with the funiculaire to Brunate. While climbing to the lighthouse on a rocky path, we passed a hand written sign that lunch was served from 12:30. And so we had a nice italian lunch. Charming restaurant and pleasant welkome.

Thank MaartenCdV
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious home made food in a quaint and secluded setting. This place really felt like a hidden remnant of real Italy, untouched by tourists and gentrification.
The setting is rustic and the view so peaceful.
The waitresses/cooks were super sweet too!

Thank Yas961
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

We stopped here on our way to varenna looking for a nice lunch and found a delicious feast instead. The lasagna, ravioli with chestnut sauce and two kinds of octopus (in red sauce and grilled with lemon and garlic) were all just crazy good!

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Thank Louchuck
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