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US$26 - US$56
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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This lakeside restaurant is well worth a visit with its rustic - elegant dining room, as well as an attractive outdoor area for alfresco dining. The cu...
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owner and concept changed completely. There‘s no information about this change online, i.e. the website just „disappeared“ and when you contact them using the former restaurant email-address there‘s no notation about it (no error-message nor an automated feedback) - the email hasn‘t been responded...and when I called the the next day the lady on the phone didn‘t inform about the change either… totally unprofessional and not customer friendly. My take: they want to take advantage to get the old guests in the restaurant, which eventually happened to us as well. Well, this only works once because we won‘t come back. The food is ok but not outstanding at all. Presentation very badly and small portions were served. Very very low level. It was not too expensive but still not worth it. Compared with the previous owners I‘d rate the quality of food and service on max. 2 stars whereas it used to be really 4 - 5 stars level. We don‘t recommend to go there.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022 via mobile

We have been at Lo‘Scalo for many years in the past. The quality of food and the presentation of the dishes has bot changed its high level - that‘s very nice to see! The service is friendly but quiet unorganized and clumsy. They seem to...forget, mix up and simply not be up to the task. With a few tables busy, how can you mix up main courses, then have to wait double the time, then forget a dessert, and then smile and say sorry? I would not go back despite the very nice food, but service being friendly but so chaotic is far from professional nor Michelin. Anyhow, if you want to try some real good food, try - perhaps the service will take a big improvement step, then this will become again THE place in Cannobio.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

It is really nice food and the view is beautiful. It is nice to have a more fine Italian restaurant because a lot of restaurants at the lakeside serve pizza and more basic food. It is definitely recommended to people, that like more fine food,...but it is a bit expensive.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 8 August 2020 via mobile

Unfortunately unfriendly personal. U can really fell yourself not wished there and too much stress around among personalMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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SimonaD404, Proprietario at Restaurant Lo Scalo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2020

Good afternoon, sorry to reed your comment that, without making yourself recognise and giving an explanation, I find it very strange ... We excuse ourselves of whatever might have happened but, was at least the food worth it? Maybe next time instead of using anonymous...More

Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

I reserved by email which worked well. We had a front row table, lovely view. The food was creative and excellent. The only comment I might make is that the service was sometimes slow and maybe not as attentive as we expected from a Michelin...restaurant... we had to pour our own wine etc...however, it is Italy so...!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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SimonaD404, Proprietario at Restaurant Lo Scalo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2020

Good afternoon Sir/Madame, we thank you for the comments and sorry to hear about the service.We normally are attentive on the wine service or ... other things, we will definetly try to improve especially in VERY busy summer nights. I would just like to point...More

Reviewed 4 July 2020 via mobile

Very nice restaurant on the lake front of Cannobio. A nice twist on the usual Italian menu. Delightful fiore di zucchine antipasto, perfect duck pasta, followed by Guinea Fowl. Probably the best bread I've ever eaten in a restaurant! Big wine list (some need big...wallets) but something for everyone. Really friendly staff. Definitely a hit!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Most of the restaurants along the lakefront in Cannobio are pizza/pasta joints geared to tourists who visit the Sunday market. But Lo Scalo is refreshingly different - cosy setting, linen tableware, expert service and delectable seasonal dishes sourced from local ingredients and served with pride...- like delicate homemade ravioli stuffed with a fish mousse, fork-tender fillet of sole roulade with a scrumptious seafood center, and a surprising beer foam chocolate and sour cherry dessert. After eating here, head a few doors down to their pasticceria 'Trenta Due Dolci' for take-home treats. A yummy discovery!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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LoScalo13, Proprietario at Restaurant Lo Scalo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2020

Good afternoon, we are very happy you appreciated our food and service and thank you for the nice words. Hope to have you as guest if back in CAnnobio and wish you all the best. Kind regards Management and Staff

Reviewed 14 October 2019

Had a fabulous lunch here. The dishes had an upmarket take on Italian cuisine but it was not overdone and everything was delicious. The restaurant was reasonably quiet but the service was excellent, especially given we were dining with a toddler. We had a good...chat to the owner/manager who was very accommodation and showed us the wine cellar. It's also nice to see a restaurant in Italy storing its wine the right way also. Nice views across the piazza towards the lake topped off a really nice experience.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

This is in my view the gourmet restaurant in beautiful Cannobio. The dishes are delicate and elaborate and you don’t get overfed. As usual with good restaurants, the menu is short but the wine list is overwhelming. Service is perfect and you get good advice...on the wines. Prices are slightly higher than in the pizzerias, but still fair. On top, you are seated straight on the lungolago of Cannobio with a great view on the lake.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 August 2019

One of the best culinary performance in North Italy, service is top notch, you literally taste the passion from the kitchen!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Restaurant Lo Scalo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5