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La Cucina di Elsa

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Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 267523
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable seafood lunch. Top notch service. Excellent octopus and pasta. A great place for lunch in Como!

Thank DaddyWags7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The salted cod dish and mixed fish grill were delicious, but the octopus in green sauce was the absolute best. Great, quaint restaurant in Como.

Thank John W
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

... and pasta ... and you feel in heaven, or almost. The service is very attentive and friendly - and polyglot. The atmosphere is modern and at ease. The food is fresh and tasty. One little disappointing point: the pasta was a bit too salted. The lobster and the anchovies were just great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

good service, nice terrace, and good food. We had octopus potato and baby arugula salad which was quiet tasty although had to put a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil on top. The paccheri pasta with octopus pistachio and basil was delightful. The mixed sea food luinguini "allo scoglio "was delightfullly seasoned. the grilled mixed seafood was very tasty and... More 

Thank Nazemg
Sao Caetano do Sul, SP
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and very nice place. I ate a pasta with "pulpo" and pistacchio.... Recommended! I intent to be back.

Thank Alexandre Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The atmosphere is lovely, sitting outside but surrounded by a wall of plants/ivy. We had a great wine. My son loved his steak. It is still his favorite restaurant in Como three weeks later. The staff was very friendly, The food was fabulous.

Thank Heather F
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A small but lovely family restaurant to have a great fish dinner in Como. Few tables inside and outside, dishes of the Sicilian tradition mixing fish and vegetables. I had mussels and Fish spaghetti ending with a great tiramisu. All was good, light and with a great taste. Great hospitality, the restaurant owner is a very nice person. I'll go... More 

Thank Tracynew
Adlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Fantastic little place. On the edge of the brilliant Piazza Volta (go to Krudo for after dinner drinks), it's a great place for couples and it's proper Italian cooking rather than tourist focused 'general'. More expensive than most places we experienced in Como, but still good value compared to England.

Thank Mark G
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We have been to Como several times can't believed we were missing the succulent dishes springing out of elsa kitchen. They have an outside seating area that very pleasant BUT be ware on friday the city of Como picks garbage right about dinner time best to dine inside and the AC works best ... FOOD: I had the sea bass... More 

Thank ManhattanTower
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this place whilst walking through Como and decided to see if we could get a table. The staff accommodated us however - we did both notice other tourists approaching and the owner saying no. I found that a bit strange but what I did notice was that they were in relaxed clothes (shorts and t shirts) and... More 

Thank Katriona D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$53
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?