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Il Vicoletto

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Vicolo del Poncivo 3, 28838, Stresa, Italy
+39 0323 932102
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Fri - Wed 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Ennis, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We read the reviews and, truly, it's best to have a reservation before showing up to dine at this lovely restaurant. It is very intimate in size. We were amazed that there were only 2 very attentive and trained wait staff for the entire restaurant. They were servicing both inside and outside tables. Their knowledge of the wines and food... More 

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Boca Grande, Florida
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of October, Stresa is winding down from a busy summer season. That did not stop Vicoletto's from presenting the best meal we had in our nine day visit to the town. Well priced, Very tasty food seen in a variety of dishes from pasta to,lamb to fish. Was too full to sample desserts but they too looked... More 

Thank CRoger2013
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very small dining room so must have a reservation. Nothing run-of-the-mill here! We had the beef tartare and it melted in our mouths. You get what you pay for.

Thank Sharron O
Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

friendly and efficient service, delicious food, original without being pretentious, and reasonably priced. The portions are a little on the modest side, so be sure to order 3 courses if you are really hungry - no hardship! Thoroughly recommended!

Thank david j
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Very quiet, service was good. The nioki and vegetarian rivaioli were very good. The place is in the edge of the city center.

Thank Matan S
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Proves that you don't need a michelin star to serve good food... Reinforcing my belief in my hypothesis. Third place I ate out in Stresa in 24 hours... But doubt if the other 7 meals ahead of me will top this experience... Bravo!!!!!! Our order was - Shank of lamb - Absolutely perfect!! - stuffed spinach Ravioli with Ricotta -... More 

Thank Vishal K
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I asked the concierge for the best restaurant in town. She said Il Vicoletto near the town center. The restaurant is small with pleasant décor but nothing to write home about. The food on the other hand was one of the best experiences I have had in years. The foie gras appetizer with foie gras ice cream was divine. The... More 

Thank Terence J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Booked for Sunday evening at 8 pm, turned up and they had no record of our booking. Didn't rally apologise or offer us another time.

Thank Jason V
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant deserves its number one position in the town of Stresa. Our three course meal was almost faultless with only a slight over-salting of the beef main course taking the shine off what would otherwise be a 10 out of 10 score. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable, recommending a lovely, but reasonably priced local wine to... More 

Thank Avisitor92
Orpington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We tripped across this restaurant in a side street off the main square. Luckily we got the last table outside. The service was great and the food sublime. Please see photos. The foie gras with ice cream was amazing served to Michelin star standards for only 10 euros. The scallops were presented like a work of art.

Thank Natalie911

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo del Poncivo 3, 28838, Stresa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Stresa
  • Phone Number: +39 0323 932102

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?