Lake Como restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Bellagio

Ristorante Silvio

Operating since 1919, this place must be getting something right to achieve the seemingly unanimous acclaim. Simple food at reasonable prices combines with lovely views over the lake. You might start with a riso e f…
Top Choice Italian in Lake Como East Bank

Osteria Sali e Tabacchi

Tucked away in the hamlet of Maggiana, signposted 3km uphill from lakeside Mandello del Lario (home to the legendary Moto Guzzi motorcycle manufacturer), an eatery that has appeared in countless Italian good-food gu…
Top Choice Ristorante in Tremezzo

Al Veluu

Situated on a steep hillside with panoramic lake views from its terrace, this excellent restaurant serves up home-cooked dishes that are prepared with great pride. They also reflect Lake Como's seasonal produce, so …
Top Choice Italian in Lenno

Antica Trattoria del Risorgimento

Tucked down a narrow lane in the tiny village of Mezzegra, this charming spot cooks up beautifully prepared regional dishes. The small menu, which changes by day, features three different starters, three first cours…
Top Choice Italian in Cernobbio


The talk of the town is this enticing Zen-like space, a 10-minute walk from the waterfront. Materia sources many herbs (including unusual varieties) and vegetables from its own greenhouse, and its daring menu pushes…
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 Careno

Trattoria al Porto

In the sleepy village of Careno, this charming spot serves up excellent lake fish. When the wind is high, take refuge in the atmospheric stone-walled dining room and feast on.
Top Choice Seafood in Bellagio

Ittiturismo da Abate

Most dishes at Slow Food–focused Da Abate feature fish that's been caught that day in the lake (the restaurant will only open if they've caught enough), so you can sample lavarello (white fish) in balsamic vinegar, …
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…