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“Great food and view, and you can walk off the lunch on the way back”

Agriturismo La Selvaggia
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

A friend told us about this place and we emailed them to make a booking before we left Australia to make a reservation. It was a bit hard to find, but we were told to head up a trail towards the Church of Santa Maria. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Angela who told us that they don't usually open during the week at this time of year, but she said to her father who cooks everything 'these people are coming from Australia to eat here so we have to open'. The food is exceptional, and it just keeps coming, as does the wine. It's traditional Italian home cooking, and it's great, as is the view of the lake. All of this and exceptional service from Angela at a great price. If you are anywhere neat Mandello del Lario make sure you eat here, you won't be disappointed. It's the best meal we've had in our month of travel.

2  Thank Peter Y
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

After reading all the other reviews we had high expectations. But the food was indeed incredible and Angela warm and welcoming.

We headed out to the restaurant a little after sunset, which I wouldnt recommend as going up the hill we were able to appreciate the amazing VIEW. This is a place that you want to get to before the sun begins setting.

The course meal is set and even though we forgot to mention one of our friends was vegetarian, they were able to immediately accommodate her by substituting her dishes with equally as delicious options.

As everyone else has said, the place is impossible to find. We highly recommend taking a taxi that will drop you off at the start of the trail, otherwise you will get lost.

Thank tomasmiro1
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

My wife and I were headed to Lake Como and had search different reviews and found this place over 6 months ago and seemed like a place that would be fun to visit. I setup a reservation well in advance of our trip and couldn't wait to start our adventure. Our taxi driver was familiar with the place but had never been but she dropped us off and the adventure began. There are two ways to find this place, the easy way and the harder one. We took the difficult route but the reward was huge. We were greeted like family and had our own private guitar serenade before other guest arrived. There are no menus but everything they brought out was delicious! It was a total of 8 courses and we were ready to bust. They only charged 25 euro each and felt guilty paying so little. After dinner they called us a taxi and drove us down the path to meet our taxi. We had a great time interacting with other tables even with different languages being spoken. The view was amazing but the memory will never be forgotten.

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1  Thank rsmaglis
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Outstanding welcome, view and home-cooked dinner. And incredibly good value!! This is a family-style Italian dinner and an experience that everyone should have in their lifetime. The adventure of finding the place is also part of the experience.

Alert: there is no menu! Come hungry for several courses and let them know in advance of any dietary requirements (we didn't and we were fully accommodated as vegetarians but felt very embarrassed!!)

Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely incredible views and amazing food. I cannot believe how lucky we were to be recommended to visit this restaurant. Can't wait to come back.

2  Thank BusyTe
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