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Il Cucchiaio di Legno

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Frazione Legro Via Prisciola 10, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 905280
20:00 - 21:30
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Thu - Sun 20:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 14:00
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Province of Novara, Italy
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a dinner with my husband at "Il cucchiaio di legno" last January and it was a very good surprise: very good food, good choice of wine, local products very well cooked, nice place, simple but friendly service. I strongly recommend it. It is a good restaurant for families or groups of friends.

Thank Citro72
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food is rustic and uses traditional recipes and local ingredients and, when possible, is homemade. the menu is fixed so you do not get to choose what you are going to have but, instead, you'll get to taste a lost of different specialities! they recently added a vegetarian menu and a gluten-free one! I went there few times and... More 

Thank Olivia F
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is the most wonderful place. Well worth a visit to look at the painted houses. Turn off right on any of the roads towards the train station. Not many Restaurants or shops close by but for us that was a bonus. The women who run this are very accommodating even offering to do washing for me. The food is... More 

1 Thank 99Teresa
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is not the first agriturismo I've eaten in but it is certainly one of the best. It is important to know that this really is an option for meat eaters and those with a good appetite. We had three antipasti, pasta, risotto and two meat dishes, with no room for dessert unfortunately! The wine list was extensive with good... More 

2 Thank 12jmac1972
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great place to have a dinner. They have a set menu that you don't choose from. It consists of everything from several anitpasti, primi piatti, secondi piati and dolce. You get total of 8 dishes or so. Wine is not included in the price but the selection from Piedmont is good and not very expensive.

Thank plebedev
Melrose, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Wonderful food, excellent wine list, attentive service with a smile and all at a superb price - what more could you ask for? Four antipasti dishes, two different first courses, two different mains plus a choice from at least four desserts and coffee all for 28 euros. Dishes all beautifully prepared and presented and served by staff who were knowledgeable... More 

1 Thank darnickfolk
Hastings, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were told to meet at the restaurant at 8pm, the service started shortly after. There was no menu, just a series of dishes all of fabulous quality. The waiting staff were fantastic and helpful. We had 8 courses before we had to stop - we couldn't manage the dolce or formaggi! Excellent value too.

Thank Simon S
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

If you plan to walk here from Orta San Giulio, make sure you bring a flashlight for the way back! Dodgy looking part of town near the rail station, but probably safe. Excellent value, the prices for bottles of wine are what you would pay for a glass elsewhere. Good, homemade style food. Nothing fancy, just good solid cooking. We... More 

1 Thank Thomas C
Maastricht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice "agriturismo" with no menu but eating what the chef has made. Extended menu, small portions to have tasted a lot of different dishes which have been served by a very friendly staff.

1 Thank rbovens
Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the lady who we rent our house from. What a fantastic recommendation! I am not going to add to the previous explanations but it is fair to say that the food was exquisite! We had the a great selection of antipasti, fresh plastic with tomato and basil, risotto with sausage and mushroom, carpaccio with... More 

1 Thank Maggie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
20:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
20:00 - 21:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frazione Legro Via Prisciola 10, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: +39 0322 905280

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?