Inspired by a love of fishing on Lake Como, Ittiturismo da Abate is based on the idea that the area has much more to offer than just wonderful scenery and fascinating cultural sites. The fish served on the table are caught daily by Giuseppe, Claudio and Silvia, the three managers. The cooked sushi of the lake, one of the appetizers on the menu, is evidence enough of the creativity employed here; while the sprawling platters of lake food make for something truly special.
Frazione Villa 4, Villa (Lezzeno), Italy, +39 031 914986
Nestled in a secluded position, Antica Trattoria del Risorgimento guarantees an unmatched tranquility and a characteristic atmosphere which impossible to find on busier streets. The dishes are based on fresh local ingredients and really are as good as they look, with wonderful compositions enhancing mesmerizing flavors. It is a family-run trattoria with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and reasonable prices; not to be missed!
via Sant’Abbondio 8, Azzano di Mezzegra, Italy, +39 0344 41789
Situated in the heart of Como, La Colombetta is one of the most renowned restaurants in the city. The atmosphere accentuates its rustic quality and creates a cozy, romantic feel. This means that couples can find the ideal setting for a candle-lit dinner without missing the views that are so much part of the Lake Como experience. The cuisine is based on recipes handed down through generations, yet constantly enriched and modernized.
via Armando Diaz 40, Como, Italy, +39 031 262703
With a balcony overlooking the beach, Ristorante Aurora Lezzeno ensures all guests a wonderful view whilst tasting traditional Italian dishes. It specializes in lake fish, but also serves, more standard regional food. For primi-loving customers, the ravioli with local pears and cheese would be an ideal match, while a selection of lake fish is a great choice for those wishing to sample local produce.
via Sossana 2, Lezzeno, Italy, +39 031 914645
Situated near the pier of Careno, this trattoria offers local, home-made cuisine in an informal setting. It is also possible to visit a church nearby, that of San Martino, the keys of which are in the hands of the proprietor of Trattoria del Porto. Over summer, customers are accommodated outside, on a balcony with an enchanting view of the lake. The décor is simple and rustic, which makes any patron feel like a beloved guest. The food is top-notch and well-presented to boot.
via Del Pontile 26, Careno, Nesso, Italy, +39 031 910195