La Cucina di Marianna

Inn in Lake Como West Bank

With its shady terrace jutting out over the water, this is about the most romantic spot you could choose to eat around the Cadenabbia area. Marianna cooks by theme, so if Friday is lake-fish day (with fish rilettes, smoked-lavarello tagliolini and trout), Thursday is garden day, with lots of vegies.

The servings are copious and of good quality, and there's no pretence at going beyond a down-home feel. The restaurant is about 2.5km northeast of Tremezzo and about 600m north of the Cadenabbia ferry stop.