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“A restaurant you can count on”
Review of Il Giardinetto

Il Giardinetto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$46
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: View, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
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 prawns, accompanied by a fantastic rosè wine. There is also a children's menu, but I wish people wouldn't let their kids run around disturbing the other patrons.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank 14656EN
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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 special at all.

Date of visit: July 2018
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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
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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
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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. The view of lake Como from the table was also amazing, as we had dinner while the sun set. After our meal we realized it was too dark to walk home, and were in a bit of a panic as it was late on a Sunday night. The manager was happy to call a taxi for us, claiming it was all part of the service. This was seriously one of the best dining experiences I've had. I would come back just to go to this restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kmac1331
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