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Il Cucchiaio di Legno

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Via Prisciola 10, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 905280
Thu - Sun 20:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 14:00
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
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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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Strasbourg, France
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We went in the evening. They open at 8pm and it seems they like to seat everyone about then, as everyone is served the same set menu. But what a menu - and we were offered seconds of everything! Don't take them though- you'll never make it to the end. The delightful waitresses just flew around depositing their divine dishes... More 

4 Thank FrenchSandgroper
Swansea, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Great food, set menu. If you're a fussy eater then maybe not the place for you, but if you like to try new things then this is perfect. Good choice of wine at reasonable prices. First class service with a smile.

1 Thank AmandaNeath
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice setting and spacious green safe space outside for children to play. Excellent food. It's a set menu of several small sized beautiful courses and the birthday cake was very light and fresh. Definitely would go back again.

2 Thank Valeaia
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Hidden away above lake Orta, you will find a cosy agritourism where you can enjoy a delicious set menu of not only house made dishes but also bred and grown on the premises. The menu changes each week and consists of a mixed entree of cold cuts, cheese and other interesting nibbles. A taste of 2 different pasta dishes and... More 

1 Thank samanthabudano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: 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?