Como restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Como

Cascina Respaù

Amid the lush greenery high above Como, this small rustic restaurant feels like an idyllic escape from the sometimes maddening crowds along the lake. Charming hosts, delicious homemade dishes and a cosy setting (wit…
Top Choice Cafe in Como

Natta Café

In an atmospheric stone-arched dining room, this osteria (tavern) has a proud focus on superb local ingredients and classic wines, while also remaining remarkably warm and inviting. It's a particularly good spot for…
Top Choice Trattoria in Como

Crotto del Sergente

Although it's a bit of a trek (4km southeast of Como's centre), the delectable Slow Food cooking at this characterful crotto ('grotto') makes it well worth the effort. Set in a barrel-vaulted brick dining room, Crot…
Top Choice Italian in Como

Osteria del Gallo

An ageless osteria (casual tavern) that looks exactly the part. In the wood-lined dining room, wine bottles and other goodies fill the shelves, and diners sit at small timber tables to tuck into traditional local fo…
Italian in Como

Enoteca 84

Set outside Como's pedestrianised core, Enoteca 84 is a snug local restaurant carrying a well-curated list of local wines. It serves a handful of traditional dishes, which might include lavarello (white fish) in but…
Tuscan in Como

Ristorante da Rino

When the (acclaimed) specialities of the house all involve truffles, you tend to be onto a good thing. There's a stellar range of primi and secondi, and you'll find truffles with tagliolini (thin ribbon pasta), riso…
Burgers in Como

Mystic Burger

Come the weekend and you’ll be hard-pressed to squeeze into the grotto-style dining room of this burger joint where young comaschi come to down Baladin craft beers and scoff gourmet hamburgers stuffed with Lessinia …
Italian in Como

Ristorante Bellavista

Ride the funicular up to Brunate to dine in this peaceful historic villa a few steps up from the top station, with great views over the lake. The place is essentially one dining room with an adjoining terrace for su…
Gelato in Como

Gelateria Ceccato

For generations comaschi (Como residents) have turned to Ceccato for their Sunday-afternoon gelato and then embarked on a ritual passeggiata (stroll) with their dripping cones along the lake shore. You can do no bet…
Italian in Como

Ristorante Sociale

A workaday street round the back of the duomo is an unlikely spot for such a bewitching restaurant. The menu is packed with local meat and lake produce, and might feature perch and porcini mushrooms. Tuck in under t…