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“Pleasant and refined ”
Review of Il Giardinetto

Il Giardinetto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$45
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 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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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
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Thank RJ H
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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 is also quick, friendly, and very attentive. If you visit Mandello del Lario, you will surely not regret having a dinner in Ristorante il Giardinetto.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank Zsofia_Szabados
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Reviewed 9 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
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