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“Absolutely amazing the best in Italy”
Review of Ristorante Cardini

Ristorante Cardini
Ranked #21 of 112 Restaurants in Stresa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Cafe, Gastropub, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Restaurant "Cardini" is located in Someraro, on the hills of Stresa, and overlooks the Lake Maggiore with a charming view on the Borromeo Isles and the surrounding mountains. The restaurant has a large dining room with 70/80 seats and a terrace where the view is the perfect backdrop for relaxation, tasting our local products and enjoy our homemade cakes. At 80 meters from the restaurant there is a road leading to Mottarone and from there to Lake Orta, places of great tourist interest. Not far you can find as well hiking and biking trails to reach the top of this mountain and stop to visit the Alpinia botanical garden.We look forward to seeing you!
Reviewed 20 October 2014

We were welcomed at this restaurant by Patriza who was part of the husband and wife team. We were made to feel at home, nothing was a trouble and all meals on the menu were explained fully. The food was absolutely beautiful. I had the Veal on two nights which just melted in your mouth and I had the fish another night which was to die for. It was what you expect nothing fancy but just top quality service and food in a Restaurant which was situated on the side of a mountain overlooking Lake Maggiore and Stresa in a small town called Someraro. We ate here many times and was our favourite eating place. We even went up and had a drink with the locals even if we were not staying for dinner just to say hello and get that friendly smile and great service. I would highly recommend this Restaurant and can promise you that you would not go home disappointed.

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Thank Glen F
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Reviewed 26 September 2014

We happened upon this little restaurant with a lovely garden terrace by chance: it's near where we are staying.

The husband & wife who run this Italian Restaurant are extremely attentive and are willing to be flexible with their guests: they were extremely kind to prepare us a delicious breakfast of our choosing one early Sunday morning. The waiter is extremely organised and efficient and faultless in his delivery of service.

The setting is idyllic with views over Lake Maggiore & the Isolas: difficult to imagine a nicer view really.

The food is locally sourced, fresh & delicious. They make their own butter & blueberry jam, for example and both are delicious!
The lake-caught fish are superb and the house vino bianco excellent. We have eaten there now on several occasions and will definitely go again, prior to our return home.

This has definitely become our "local" and we would recommend it strongly, well worth the short, slightly winding car journey from Stresa or Bevano.

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Thank GrahamMcK
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Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

Lovely hillside restaurant with wonderful view of lake Maggiore. Food was great the risotto con porcini is the best. The hospitality was very welcoming and can't wait to visit again

1  Thank Nigel P
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We are staying in Someraro and decided on a wet day to stay at our villa and eat at Cardini. As an English family with two teenage children and only a spattering of italian between us they catered very well with english menus and a child friendly offering of spaghetti bolognese for the not so adventurous. However the veal and the fish offerings were great and the desserts of blueberry tart meringue cake and tiramisu went down very well as did my cheese board topped off with a great impression of a bee from the waiter when explaining the honey with the cheeses. Lovely meal and very friendly staff

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Thank Dean J
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Cardini is set in the hills above Stresa and clearly has a wonderful views, although it was chucking down with rain on the evening we went there. The dining room is light and airy, if a little stark, and the menu was very much focused on traditional local fare. For the most part we found the food to be very good, although a couple of the steaks were a little chewy.

We were a party of 12 so I think our arrival put considerable pressure on both the kitchen and the front of house. As a result the food arrived at the table somewhat erratically - most of us were fine with this although a couple of members of our group were a bit disgruntled still to be waiting when others had already finished. However, as long as you're happy to have a relaxed meal, I don't think this is a problem.

Overall, I enjoyed it very much and would happily return - ideally in a smaller group and in better weather!

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1  Thank SixNineOne
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