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Il Clandestino

Via Rossini 5, 28838, Stresa, Italy
+39 0323 30399
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
1 week ago
“Good fish&seafood restaurant”
3 Jan 2018
“Michelin restaurant, really?..”
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Via Rossini 5, 28838, Stresa, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place offers good dishes that are well executed and beautifully plated. The atmosphere is classy with being stuffy and the staff is very pleasant and professional. Only downside is that the service seems to get overwhelmed on busy night which causes delays.

Thank Sebmtb
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We had very mixed impressions, which can be summarized by "how did they get a Michelin rating?". The beginning was very impressive, when the team was open to create a custom menu for one of us, who was a vegetarian. However, none of the dishes...More

Thank Navratri
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Either this restaurant has been taken over by new owners or we missed something. We dine out regularly all over the world and I can assure you this was NOT Michelin food. I read the other reviews and am stunned. We arrived at 7.30 and...More

Thank NounouDromana
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food, excellent service, knowledgeable and helpful staff. The best restaurant we went to in Stresa. Highly recommend.

Thank BGraham1966
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We had the Modern Degustation and were thoroughly impressed. Wonderful service, nice ambiance and delicious food. Highly recommended.

Thank John B
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I had many occasion to visit this restaurant and everytime I have found food excellent and a warm and careful treatment by the staff and the chef itself. Every dish was properly introduced by the chef in person and proposed with the correct wine.I suggest...More

1  Thank Stefano S
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Had tried to book this before we left uk. Were really pleased when we stumbled across it while walking around the town, very tucked away. We called in and talked with chef/owner??, he was great, passionate about his local food, describing the tasting menus, assuring...More

Thank Annieb1900
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I reserved this restaurant for a group of 12 on a saturday for dinner. Franco was very flexible and accommodating. We agreed on the classic tasting menu (degustazione classico). 5 people canceled a couple of hours ahead and Franco did not make a fuss. He...More

Thank sme0
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went with my wife at Il Clandestino last Saturday. This is a fish restaurant nearby the lake in Stresa. Place: nice, a bit more quiet than the lake shore Menu: appealing, meals aren't that expensive for the place and the quality of the products...More

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Il Clandestino specializes in fish and seafood - not the type of cuisine I usually prefer, but the food was exceptional. Don't expect to find anything as basic as fish and chips; every dish was creatively and carefully put together and it tasted delicious! Our...More

Thank R H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Rossini 5, 28838, Stresa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Stresa
  • Phone Number: +39 0323 30399
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