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Hostaria Ristorante

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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 3, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
+39 031 513078
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Had an evening meal here whilst staying at a nearby hotel. It's a one man band, he does everything - which includes giving a warm welcome and recommending wines. The menu is only in Italian but the owner made charming translations. We had a really lovely meal including starters, main course and puddings, all the food was of excellent quality... More 

Thank Kemax
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185 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

First of all the positive comments. It's a one-man band, with him being chef and waiter; and he gave us a lovely welcome. I wish, however, the food had been better. Everything we had was microwaved - when we heard the "ping", we knew that our next course was on the way. Whilst we would like to support this small... More 

Thank CalellaDePalafrugell
1 review
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

......superb food and wine. Gorgeous little restaurant and fabulous chef and owner on hand. Good wine selection....looking forward to returning 🍷😻

Thank Dale E
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

The chef is the patron and the waiter. Pasta with fresh mushrooms as recommended by the chef were fantastic.

Thank waldorf15
Farmington, Connecticut
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Surprising that someone claims to have had a bad meal at this lovely small restaurant . I wrote a review in mid July and stand by my strong recommendation. We visited Hostaria three times for lunch in the eight days we were at Villa d'Este. We felt prices were fair and quality excellent. However, we did not try the fish.

Thank jesichler
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We chose this place because it got an average rating of 4.5 stars on tripadvisor. We were extremely disappointed. Poor food (including un fresh seafood), high prices, and the cook kept microwaving stuff. 4.5 stars guys? Really??? Either this place has really gone downhill, or many of these reviewers have no idea what good Italian food really is. Don't be... More 

3 Thank devo35devo35
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Nice small cozy place with great food and a short distance from our hotel. We met a couple at Villa d'Este who recommended Hostaria, and it even exceeded their glowing description. My husband and I had the tortelloni and the veal and some outstanding Gorgonzola cheese plus excellent wine, which was all very fairly priced. Service was very professional and... More 

2 Thank Kirsten W
Farmington, Connecticut
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Lovely intimate restaurant that only seats about 20 or so. We had a great bottle of Amarone, my wife had an insalata Caprese and then unbelievably good home made salume. I had melon and port wine followed by veal. All courses were of the highest quality and the service friendly and professional. A far better restaurant than the #20 that... More 

1 Thank jesichler
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Cosy restaunat. Excellent food. Best fish and beef we had in Italy. Dessert was delicious too. Coffee was served with a good quality chocolate. Highly recommended. Cash only & no Englis menu.

Thank purplehaze2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 3, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Cernobbio
  • Phone Number: +39 031 513078
Very small upscale place, lovely decor ...only about twenty five or so seats. In operation since 1985. Owner does not advertise and has a steady upscale local clientel. Quality of food and service matches or exceeds the top five restaurants in town. Wine list is a bargain considering the quality and selection.

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