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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
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Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

Excellent restaurant! Awesome location , great service and kindness from whole staff including the chef (signora cheffe). The food was extremely delicious. We had fish, seafood and foie gras mixed for starter and main. All was excellent quality and taste! Some new designed classics served...e.g. foie gras with yoghurt (hot summer time....). It‘s not just to have excellent classics...it‘s more. Desserts selfmade classics as well but new things which suits to summer time, too. Perfetto! 5/5 stars. Will definitely come back to this restaurant and my colleague as well customer stated 100% the same- Word!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

Lovely food and lovely vibe. Family owned and an incredible setting. Would highly recommend taking advantage of the beautiful outdoor area. A very special place!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019 via mobile

Restaurant about 1 km from the centre of Varese in the hills full of similar villas, all with ornamental period gardens. The villa has maintained its ‘800 charm inside and the all the furniture, plates and approach alludes to this period. Classical Italian food but...with some unusual approaches: globe artichokes stuffed with mushrooms, goose ragu with orange, delicious ravioli with asparagus and broad beans. All beautifully served with attentive staff. Clearly a family owned and run locality with all local known clients. Prices in the medium to high range but will not disappoint for an occasion. loved the experience.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Beautiful atmosphere outside and a quaint place with only several tables. It appears to be family-owned and the sweet, older woman who took our order and served some of the food felt like a long-lost Italian grandmother. Service was excellent though quite slow. The tartare...appetizers are delicious (the yellowtail one is better than the other). I have eaten several entrees and the sole is the most delicious, though the homemade pasta and everything else was also delicious. The food is amazing here, but service was soooo slooooow. If you eat here (which I highly recommend), you must save room for dessert - there are like 12 options, all which seem to be homemade and the 6 I tried were all very good (the baked apple was very fresh and clean tasting and the dark chocolate cake was totally worth the calories). The people here treat make you feel like family and every item on the menu is really wonderful.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

We have visited this restaurant by accident on Valentine’s Day, looking for a place not very far from the Malpensa airport with good Italian food. Quite elegant (as we were traveling and wearing casual cloths, we felt a bit under-dressed), very good service. The food...was excellent, however a bit expensive (EUR15-EUR18 for a pasta). If you want to experience sophisticated Italian food, it is worth a visit.More

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

Very stylish and sophisticated venue, set in lovely surroundings Food and wine was superb and the service was attentive without being over bearing. An extensive menu but the owner was quite happy to provide a mixture of items for us to share while talking business....One of the most convivial (and delicious) meals I have ever eatenMore

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

A working dinner, on a hot summer day. The aperitif served outside, in the private garden is something not to be missed. Spaghetti all'astice (lobster) were good, but not outstanding. The dessert is proposed out of a chariot full of everything you can dream of.

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

I first went to this restaurant for my 18th birthday for a family dinner, and I have to say that in the area of Varese this is my favorite restaurant in the Varese area. The food that you will eat here is sophisticated and you...will not easily find it anywhere else. You are always welcomed with a glass of prosecco and some small bites. You will find imaginative dishes that you might not understand the combination, but you have to try it to understand the amazing taste. Also, some of their dishes have won prizes. If you make it to desert, which I highly recommend, they have a cart of a vast selection of deserts that you can choose from. The restaurant is in a villa with a huge garden and the decorations are very old, creating a fancy atmosphere. They also have separate rooms for private functions, or for bigger groups. If you are around Varese and want a fancy dinner and amazing food, I highly recommend eating here.More

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

A sophisticated restaurant, very enjoyable, intimate rooms, and a lovely reception area, and a nice touch to be welcomed with some nibbles and a glass of prosecco. When I think of a quintessential "nice" place to dine, to go for a romantic meal, to take...someone you wish to impress, this has it all in spades. The menu is sophisticated, and well executed, and some of the dishes are rather imaginative--lobster with a hint of orange, for example. This is a solid, fancy restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2014
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Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely business lunch with fresh truffles on a lovely steak tartare starter and just perfect risotto. Beware the dessert trolley - you will find it very hard to resist. Very good wine list. Would love to visit in Spring/summer as the garden looked...amazing.More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4