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Ristorante Vecchia Arona

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Updated 05/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 October 2019 via mobile

During a holidayweek in the Lago Maggiore region we decided to have dinner twice in this lovely restaurant. The friendly staff and the extraudinary price/performance lured us back. A fairly short menue with good food and a limited but very good selection of wines. Definately...a good choise for a meal in AronaMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

Well where do i start first of all if you are in arona you must try Ristorante Vecchia Arona because there is nothing old about this place the food is old school names with a modern twist from the moment we arrived without a booking...we were made to feel at home from the staff to the wife and daughter to the maestro in the kitchen the husband a real family affair we were in a group of ten and not one could stop raving about entree through to mains and not least the mouth watering DESSERTS 🍨 😋😋😋 i had the tonnata. Followed by the tagolini seafood absolutely amazing . If i wasent leaving in the morning we would of returned tomorrow night. Complimenti keep the good service and tasty well presented food 🥘 ITS A BIG YES from me 😋😋😋😋👍👍👍👍More

Date of visit: August 2019
iTitolari, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Arona, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

Thank you Phil to you and all your friends, from the family and all the staff!!!

Reviewed 13 August 2019

We had a wonderful lunch at this establishment overlooking Lake Maggiore on a beatifull sunny day in August. Our party size was seven and we all had different dishes on the day. The quality of the food was exceptional with friendly service and at a...reasonable price/ I would certainly put this place top of my list for a future visit when next in Arona.More

Date of visit: August 2019
iTitolari, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Arona, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

Thank you very much to you all!!!

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

It was absolutely a great culinary experience you can’t miss. We tried amazingly tasty and fresh mix of raw crustaceans but you also have to try the tasting menu. Very very reasonably priced considering that you are eating top quality seafood. We have eaten in...other restaurants around the area but this one beats them all. Really appreciated the extra small dishes they brought out during the meal and the service was excellent. We recommend pairing the dinner with a delicious Arnais white wine. Una esperienza eccezionale! Provate il menù degustazione, ne vale la pena!!! Ottimo il luccioperca con le verdurine fritte. E i l’antipasto di mix di gamberi crudi. Tra i vari ristoranti provati in zona questo li surclassa tutti. Torneremo sicuramente. Prezzi onestissimi e personale gentile. Complimenti!!!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a jewel in the centre of Arona on the lakeside. The dishes are carefully prepared and cleverly the lunch menù offers a limited but excellent choice. The à la carte menù in the evening offers a wider choice. Fish seems to be...prevalent but there is also a choice of meat. The tris of fish and the luccioperca are really special. This restaurant is quality for the price. Very convenientMore

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We are on holiday at Maggiore for 10 days with my wife and 2 kids , yesterday we had an exellent lunch at this restaurant , very good food , nice wine at a very correct price. The service was great too , for the...kids there where no special dishes at the menu map but they proposed a nice pasta pomodori for them, and the loved it ! We are here for another week and we will come back for sure ! thanks !More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

What a stunning experience. Quality from start to finish. The dining room is beautifully furnished and there’s a calm, classy air about the whole place. Service is super professional and the food absolutely top notch. All of five of the party went for the four-course...Menu Degustation which at €30 represented outstanding value. The selection of desserts including a chocolate fondant was to die for. The Lugano white wine was delightful too.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 28 April 2018

nice hotel on the border of the lake nice and friendly service nice food. Try the fish on the menu beautiful location

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

After visiting lots of restaurants at Lago Maggiore we found this restaurant which is not (!) offering Pizza. Instead of this you can get a lot of fresh fish and other fine meals. You can sit outside or inside in a warm modern atmosphere. Fast...we recieved the menu and wine list. We ordered a mixed seafood starter with raw fish filets, prawns and oyster offered at a price of 20,00 €. The quality and preparation was perfect. Of course we received a basket with different sorts of high class bread and an amuse gueule from the kitchen. For main we ordered fresh fish (catch of the day) with some potatoes charged with 18,00 € per person. The bottle of white wine, Tartufo, 20,00 €, was fine. In general the service is fast and friendly. What could be done better? The choice of fine Italian wines could be more extensive. But you will find enough good wines in this restaurant which is located next to the lake. I can highly recomnend this restaurant. My subjective personal rating: Service: 4 points Preparation and quality of meals: 5 points Location: 4 points Price and value for money: 4 pointsMore

Date of visit: April 2018
iTitolari, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Arona, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you very much! We hope to see you again on your next visit on Lake Maggiore! With our best regards, Sabrina & Gabriele

Reviewed 23 March 2018

The food and service are above and beyond. 5 star white table cloth service without being uptight or over priced. Small so make a reservation.

Date of visit: March 2018
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