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Via Ugo Ara, Stresa, Isola Pescatori, Italy
+39 0323 30456
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is the first restaurant you come to after the landing stage so as it was raining we dashed straight in. We were quickly seated by the large window from which we watched the squalls chase each other across the lake. The menu was mainly fish based but with some interesting choices. We both had a mixed fish platter which... More 

Thank sheilallan
Milan, Italy
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have been to this place with my family and when we were leaving all of us shared the same idea of coming back the second time! All meals were delicious. For the starters, we had an antipasto di mare with fishes from the lake and we had a seafood salad. As second dish, we had grilled sea bass and... More 

Thank Ozz34
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176 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The restaurant is located on an island called Isola Pescatori in Lake Maggiore. Therefore, they came to pick us up with a boat. We sat at a table with a view of the lake. The service was good and the food arrived quickly. The dishes were tasty but very expensive. Overall it was a nice experience. We enjoyed

Thank Eyal A
Melbourne, Australia
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279 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I have to admit we may not have eaten here if other places had been open - on a Wednesday night it seems options are limited on Isola Pescatori. And it would have been a shame to have missed out because it really was very, very good. Four of us for dinner - one tortellini, a Parma pear and rocket... More 

1 Thank CandJMelbourne
Milan, Italy
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154 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I was in this place for lunch in a crowded sunny Sunday. we found a nice table outside in the patio with a super view of the lake. Staff was friendly and efficient. Food was good quality: Ravioli filled with trout and herbs mix and a great risotto with lake fish. Mix of deep fried lake fishes was also very... More 

Thank WW_Traveller_1965
RistoranteItalia, Direttore at Italia, responded to this review

Dear Guest! It's very important your opinion for us, then we thank you for your nice review! We hope to have you our guest as soon and make you taste our other specialties. We wish you happy holidays and enjoy our Lake Maggiore! Best regards Ristorante Italia's Staff More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I went to the Italia for lunch. I have food intolerances -gluten & lactose -. Usually finding a place for lunch is an expedition in itself. After going to one place & upon inquiring about provision for intolerances being met with a shrug and 'Insalta', I found myself at the Italia. The very pleasant lady who looked after me assured... More 

Thank cheryl q
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Lovely service, really great quality fresh food. Not overly complicated but perfect for our children and the hot summer days. The pancakes in a bechamel sauce are particularly noteworthy!! In the evening, the gentleman watering the extensive grounds would cool off our kids with the sprinkler which was very sweet! Charming place!

Thank winelover907
Leeds, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across here whilst on a boat tour. We had a nice lunch (caprese, mixed salad, ravioli etc) I asked for the mixed fish anti-pasti for my main meal which was not a problem (and it was delicious!). Nice place for a spot of lunch and reasonably priced.

Thank Sarah P
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

The restaurant has a pretty lucky location - it's the first on your back trip from the farthest corner of the island to the "port". You have no many chances to remember the restaurant by itself but the view you've had during the dish you'll never forget.

Thank Father_Aleks
San Diego, California
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126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

After visiting Isola Bella, went to this restaurant on the Island of Pescatori to have a lunch. View was lovely. Menu looked very good - but after waiting an hour to get their seafood salad to be followed by a pasta dish, the seafood was faux crabmeat, canned oysters, and some sort of nasty rubbery squid??? - not sure what... More 

2 Thank SANCarolyn
RistoranteItalia, Proprietario at Italia, responded to this review

We are sorry for your experience. Sunday was a very busy day because there were a lot of people but we have done everything to give you a nice stay at our restaurant. About the seafood salad, it isn't our speciaity, otherwise is always a fresh product and is always appreciate by other clients. We are sorry for the bill,... More 

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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, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ugo Ara, Stresa, Isola Pescatori, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Stresa  >  Isola Pescatori
  • Phone Number: +39 0323 30456

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