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La Motta

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PRICE RANGE
US$27 - US$54
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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All reviews risotto the main square an excellent meal attentive service minute walk local ingredients light lunch lake orta terrace piazza shade waterfront village
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Reviewed 30 September 2022 via mobile

My mum and I had a lovely evening at this restaurant. The food was excellent and there were gluten free options available. The staff were friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was very pleasant and relaxing. The interior of the restaurant is also charming and...comfortable, with lots of quirky modern art. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022

Just off the busy plaza and in the shade, the outside terrace is a nice location for dinner. The starter of tuna was a miss. The entree of perch with carrots was tasty but the fish was a bit overcooked. The dish was visually un-interesting...- some perch served on top/next to a lot of long, thicker carrot shavings. Dessert was the best item of apples cooked in red wine served over some type of chocolate base in a wonderful hard pastry shell. The staff was friendly and quick to respond to assistance Ex. there was no bread plates or EVOO on the table for the bread basket they served but they quickly brought the EVOO when askedMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Nice quiet and traditional restaurant, just off the main square in Orta, but with lovely views up to the cathedral. We went for a light lunch and had an excellent meal with great service. Would recommend it over the busier places by the waterfront.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022

My wife and I and another couple dined here one evening. It was a horrible experience. None of us even remotely enjoyed our meal. It was the only bad meal we had during a 16 day trip in Italy.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022

A bit further away from the touristy lake piazza you can find this really cozy terrace restaurant. Lots of plants and flowers decorate the little terrace with views on the higher located basilica. The menu is rather refined and with a modern touch but based...on local ingredients. We really liked the food we chose. You should really go for seafood dishes.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 May 2022 via mobile

This restaurant is perfectly beautiful and the food is indescribably magnificent. We had heard that this outdoor restaurant a bit off the main square had the best risotto in Lake Orta’s village of Orta San Guilio. The risotto with leeks and olives may be the...best in Italy. The service is impeccable. The outdoor ambiance, with candlelight, roses, and lime tree blossoms, could not be more romantic. You will not regret spending a memorable evening here.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 May 2022 via mobile

very tasty food, good and attentive service, sat on the lovely porch , a minute walk from the piazza. very nice ambiance.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2021 via mobile

Just love it! Although not on the water, perfectly located, right in the middle of Orta. Family run place, cured, friendly .. and delicious ! Absolutely great local cuisine, fresh and authentic ingredients and recipes. To be tried and enjoyed. I’ll be back soon!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 28 September 2020

La Motta was recommended by the Mastercard concierge service so we booked dinner there as a special meal during our stay in Orta. We were not disappointed. The setting was perfect on the outside terrace with appropriate lighting and quiet music that was not intrusive...(A lesson for many other restaurants!) The terrace also looks up to the view of the main church in Orta which adds to the ambiance. The staff were extremely welcoming and pleasant and the menu was well-balanced and not outrageously expensive. The wine list was extensive and had bottles to suit all tastes and pockets. The food was beautiful and accompanied by a very good wine at a reasonable price. The whole experience was extremely enjoyable and one of the highlights of our stay in this beautiful town. Strongly recommended!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 July 2020 via mobile

Fancy restaurant. Very nice food, tasty. Good service, little formal. Beautiful terrace and also beautiful inside accommodation.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 13 July 2020 via mobile

Food is fine but menu tries too hard. Reasonable selection - fish pasta etc - but trying to be a “fine dining” restaurant and thus more expensive than others. Still, perfectly taste and no reason not to give it a go.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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LaMottaRestaurant, Proprietario at La Motta, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2020

Thanks for the review Tourboss, our menu may seem hard because we use raw materials that sometimes not everyone knows, however they are the excellence of our Piedmont from meat to fish to cheeses. After choosing a dish, however, you find yourself in the simple...More

Reviewed 7 January 2020

The owner is a very friendly gentleman.The food and the way it is served is superb.The mains and the desert were so tasty.While we were leaving we were also offered some grapes..The place is unique,there was a prison at the back.The owner showed me the...door at the back ,the place itself is so lovely decorated that you can not leave it.This is aplace away from the tourist crowds.Enjoy your food enjoy the atmosphere. Thank youMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 27 December 2019

This place is in the city center of Orta San Giulio. When the day tourists are gone, the center is a quiet small place and this is a very good restaurant. We both ordered some fish which was delicious and very well prepared. We also...had some great wine. Staff was friendly and professional.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 November 2019

The very friendly welcome and a glass of an interesting local wine, featuring a blend of eight grape varieties, prepared us well to study the lunch options. We chose the carpaccio of duck followed by the daily special, baked onion soup. Both were excellent, as...was our shared semifredo dessert. Our host was knowledgeable and informative about the wines of Piemonte. Good value!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 14 October 2019

We were looking for somewhere a little bit special to celebrate my wife’s birthday, not to pricey or pretentious, and stumbled across this lovely restaurant. Waiting staff were very helpful, food a nice mix of local ingredients, beautifully cooked. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2019
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La Motta is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4