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Il Rapanello

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 8, 28040, Lesa, Italy
+39 0322 7496
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (6 reviews)
“spaghetti” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 8, 28040, Lesa, Italy
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Il Rapanello. They had me when they said all they serve is fish... and they won me over more by playing good music in their dining room. Our waiter spoke excellent English and made good suggestions...More

Thank knotheadusc
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Very nice resto outside we had dinner a few meter from the lake. Great seafood as we enkoyed the specials.

Thank Marian G
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Seafood restaurant as it should be. Meaning a) simple tables set on the watefront of a small boat marina b) not much in terms of printed menu c) ...because they serve the fish that is fresh today and they would cook it as you like....More

1  Thank Vladimir M
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

After being recommended this restaurant by our local contact we chose the risotto. The tenderness of the fish and delicate balance of flavours in the risotto were unbelievable and it we had to stop ourselves from eating it all as quickly as it arrived. Service...More

Thank Chibihobo
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Fresh ingredients and friendly staff. Good italian stovetop coffee. Quick to serve! Also quite well located.

Thank Hélder L
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The weather continues to be fabulous. So a wonderful location with great views and with a good friend so the scene was set. Linguine Scoglio. A large plate, abundant with seafood. The house white made a good accompaniment. The staff, friendly and efficient. Looking forward...More

Thank Oliver D
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this lovely little restaurant by our B&B hosts who booked us a table. When we arrived we were directed to a table where we booked looked out on the lake... very romantic! At first glance the menu looked expensive as a set...More

Thank Vanessa A
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Super good setting for summer or winter. Great food - waiters come across grumpy but they really aren't. You must book ahead of time if wanting a table for the weekend in the summer.

Thank NickvdM82
Reviewed 7 June 2017

That says it all. Over our week's holiday in the area we went back to this wonderful restaurant for the 5th time during our stay before our flight home. A simple restaurant with a gorgeous waterfront location with a short fish only menu. Short is...More

1  Thank Ian602016
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Despite the beautiful location the food is excellent. All seafood and innovative. Service a tad slow but who cares when blessed with that view. Pino Grigio only $10 a bot so had two. Nice team. went last night and shall return this evening.

Thank Ian B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 8, 28040, Lesa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Lesa
  • Phone Number: +39 0322 7496
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