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Osteria del Sass

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Besozzo Via Sant'Antonio 17b | Besozzo, 21023 Varese, Italy
+39 0332 771005
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Milano, Lombardia, Italy
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the chance to visit Maggiore lake on the Lombardy site you have to try this restaurant! The location is really nice in an old building on the top of the hill of Besozzo. Dishes are sophisticated with a nice balance between tradition and innovation. The owner is a lovely person and the ratio between quality and price... More 

Thank Fabrizio F
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We were on a trip to Italy to find wines for our restaurant in Finland. Dropped by for lunch and the owners let us in even if they did not have officially lunch time. We got some wines with us from the nearby enoteca for tasting and they did not mind at all. Menu was modern and playfull approach to... More 

Thank Mase L
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The restaurant is on a very nice location with nice view of the city and the phar. When we visited the menu was standard and it was worth it. We also had rose wine which was very good, beautifully combined with the food. The staff was very professional.

Thank 103vicky
Province of Varese, Italy
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visited the Osteria for a formal business dinner. We had a pre-selected menu of 5 dishes and each one was a real pleasure for the mouth with fresh ingredients, interesting combinations and excellent tastes. I particularly enjoyed the first starter and the dessert because they also had an artistic appearance. Service was great and the wine we chose was... More 

Thank Ioanna F
Geel, Belgium
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Had the best seat in the front of house with a great view. Menu is nice presented and well cooked but not great. Service is correct and very friendly. Price/quality is a bit high but not excessive.

Thank Paul H
Fort Myers, Florida
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Dinner for 6 last night was fabulous. A little off the beaten track. Antipasto was 5 little tastings, wine list perfect and risotto agrumi was both different and made me want to come back over and over. When in northern Italy it is well worth the drive!

Thank Michael P
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

Third time lucky for us to get into this small intimate restaurant and was worth the wait. Small high quality menu with some additional specials. Great friendly service and above all a meal to remember.

Thank BrianXB
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2013

We have celebrated my husband's birthday and we had such wonderful time. We have enjoyed the food, the ambience and excellent introduction to the history of restaurant, wine recommended and exquisite food choice. We have truly indulged that evening. Thank you for making our evening so special.

Thank NinaPasz
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2008

Creative and Molecular Cusine built from the solid base of genuine and popular local tradition. Ununderstandably neglected by The Michelin Guide, this place is taken in a very high consideration by all other sector guides and Gambero Rosso. Definitely worth a trip!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$43
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Besozzo Via Sant'Antonio 17b | Besozzo, 21023 Varese, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Varese  >  Varese
  • Phone Number: +39 0332 771005

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