Italy is one huge foodie destination. The country's cuisine is regarded as one of, if not the most delicious out there. In just about anywhere in this country, you'll find a lot of great places where you can eat to your heart's content and still want more. Even here in Lake Como. While the reasons why you went there in the first place are probably because of the stunning views and the relaxing environment, but the top culinary hotspots here will make your stay even better. Out of all of them, here are the top ones that you ought to try!
Source: Azienda Agricola Sorsasso Facebook Page
There are places that show you how you're food is made but there are actually those that show you where they came from too. In Italy, such establishments are called agriturismo which are technically just farms. Here in Lake Como, Agriturismo Sorsasso has become a popular foodie hotspot because it is this type of place. Talk about eating local, all of the ingredients of the dish you just ordered were harvested nearby, further proving that every bite you take is purely from Lake Como. But the main stars of the show, however, are the exceptional wines that were made in the place's vineyard.
Antica Trattoria del Risorgimento
Also serving local dishes and delicacies is Antica Trattoria del Risorgimento. Located along via Sant'Abbondio, it's a farily secluded place that's off the beaten path, ensuring that you get to enjoy your food in peace and serenity. This alone has made it the popular hang-out for couples who go to Lake Como for their honeymoon. However, what continues to draw foodies to Antica Trattoria del Risorgimento are its delicious dishes. From mouth-watering Carpaccio di Cervo to the most tender Il petto d’anatra, you'll get quite the hearty feast in this hidden gem!
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With its sleek ambiance and ultra-modern decor, you'd think that Materia was a bistro in Paris or London or something. But when you see what's on the menu, you'll instantly be reminded that you are, in fact, eating in Lake Como. This place serves the best of the best in Lake Como delicacies. You can start your meal with seafood appetizers made out of fish that were caught straight from Lake Como itself. Then, for the main course, local meats like lamb, sheep, pigeon, and more ensure a fulfilling feast. As for dessert, fruity treats make for a satisfying end!
Source: Ristorante Materia
Offering a cozy and family-friendly ambiance to make your dining experience oh so comfortable. Think freshly cut flowers on every table, classic lighting to brighten up the place, and friendly service from the staff. This is the type of place that you'll want to come back to simply because of the environment. Although the food here ain't half bad either! From sumptuous meat dishes to classic kinds of pasta
, it's Italian food as its finest here in La Colombetta. There's a heavy emphasis on local Lake Como cuisine but for the most part, the menu touches on a variety of places in Italy overall.
Source: Ristorante La Colombetta Facebook Page
La Vita è Bella
Translated into English as 'Life is Beautiful,' the name La Vita è Bella perfectly fits this next foodie hotspot! After all, their notably healthy menu will definitely make you understand that a beautiful life—here in Lake Como—is worth living! Though they still offer meaty and seafood dishes, the salads are what makes this place so well-known. Making use of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Lake Como, you'll literally taste the natural wonders of the region, seasoned and dressed to perfection. Most of the time, after eating in Italy, you'll feel full and heavy. But here in La Vita è Bella, you'll feel a lot healthier and more fulfilled!
Source: Lavitaèbella Como Facebook Page
Locanda La Tirlindana
Who wouldn't want to eat in a beautiful courtyard by the lake? Or in a restaurant that you can practically only get to by boat. Doesn't such a restaurant sound so dreamy? Well, such a place exists in Lake Como called Locanda La Tirlindana. Against a stunning scenery that you'd no quicker take a snapshot of and post on Instagram, the restaurant serves a rich Italian feast alongside the surrounding feast for the eyes. There's a large pasta with squid and cherry tomatoes. Or some ravioli with mascarpone cheese and some lemon zest. Not to mention some delectable peach sorbet for dessert!
Source: La Tirlindana
Ristorante Aurora Lezzeno
Ristorante Aurora Lezzeno is another lakeside restaurant with magnificent views of Lake Como. Here, you get to sit comfortably, taking in all the beauty of the lake while indulging in the well-made dishes of seafood that were caught in that very body of water. From urchin to burbot to trout, enjoy the best of the best that comes from Lake Como, cooked, filleted, roasted, and more by the exceptional chefs of this restaurant. Or, if you're craving for something else, the place's pizzeria offers entire pies or slices of their well-made, traditional pizzas.
Source: Hotel Villa Aurora Lezzeno Lake Como Facebook Page
Hotel & Restaurant Silvio in Bellagio, one of the central cities of Lake Como
, offers quality accommodations and food for their valued guests. But don't think that you need to check in here in order to enjoy the latter. Anyone is invited to indulge in the delicious Italian feast and beautiful views of this lakeside luxury hotel. Though it's understandably pricey, every bite is worth it! From the best-seasoned fishes to the most flavorful pasta, you might even end up wanting to pay more for your food than the listed prices. That's how good the food is here!
Source: Hotel & Restaurant Silvio
Lake Como may be quite the feast for the eyes but your stomach can feel just as satisfied here as well. The region is home to a number of exceptional restaurants that offer the finest local cuisines money can buy!