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La Cucina di Elsa

Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 267523
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (17 reviews)
“pulpo” (2 reviews)
“paccheri” (3 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
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1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice cosy and small restaurant with excellent food and service. The seafood is really good and our waiter who hailed from Sicily advised us well in our choices. Prices on the high side but was worth it.

Thank Krokk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delicious meal! 😇we decided to dine at Elsa as two other restaurants that we wanted to eat at were booked out - so we picked it totally by chance but oh were we glad we did! Occtopus stuffed with ricotta and aubergine with...More

Thank filipinka
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Businesslike rather than special. Not cheap. Sat outside in a nice area and had seabass with orange (not sure one would put orange with really good seabass). They got the dessert wrong and the waiter kept calling me 'meestaire', but the main problem was the...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The host of our rental apartment recommended La Cucina di Elsa and we enjoyed our meal very much. The setting under the heated canopy outside was very charming and the food was all quite good. The octopus starter was a highlight as were the lobster...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Lunch for 3 worked out very well. Relaxed and professional staff. Properly prepared food (salmon, salads, grilled scampi, cake, coffees). Service is okay and the portions correct. Slightly higher in price than most.

1  Thank Marcinbrussels
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Lovely little restaurant with street side tables offering a variety of italian dishes , including enormous plates of seafood. Shaded throughut the day with gentle breezes keeping us cool we enjoyed a hearty lunch with beer and wine. Waiter very attentitve but cheeky enough to...More

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Shooed out the restaurant by an unbelievably rude waiter before we could ask if they had space. They had several free tables, but the man hurried over to put "reserved" table signs as we did not have any reservation. It is unacceptable to treat anyone,...More

4  Thank Alitje
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The food was outstanding. I had the exotic salad for an appetizer. It was huge and could have been a main dish (there was pineapple, avocado, greens, shrimp, and octopus). The octopus was perfect. For my main course had the fettucine with clams and almost...More

Thank lamaral1968
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Went with my family in a storm. A nasty man nearly opened the door and practically kicked us out because we did not have a reservation. Unacceptable to treat any tourist in this way. Shame on your staff!

Thank Andrea N
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

La Cucina di Elsa is a pretty little spot not far from the plaza and shore in Como. Surrounded by beautiful blooms it truly is a lovely spot to sit. The food is simple and well-executed. Service was surprisingly fast. A nice local wine list.

Thank The Yum L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como
  • Phone Number: +39 031 267523
From far the best fish restaurant in Como: we suggest to take the Spaghetti with Langoustines, the Fish Grill plate and as an appetizer the Anchovise from Elsa.
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