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Osteria Sali e Tabacchi

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Piazza San Rocco 3 | Frazione Maggiana, 23826 Mandello del Lario, Italy
+39 0341 733715
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09:00 - 23:00
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London
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience made of great local food, the wine is insane and the staff are really attentive. Special thanks to Juliana, we stayed at the adorable B & B behind the osteria and she ensured we understood the menu and helped us with hiking tracks the next day. The real italy..

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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Our night started badly, the sat nav on the car directed us up a tiny alley into someone's back yard. Fortunately we managed to find our way to this Osteria. The owner provided a warm welcome and two glasses of Prosecco. From there, the meal was delicious, with a mix of regional dishes. The meal was reasonably priced and the... More 

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Thank AnnaBrendan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of our stops during or 20th wedding anniversary road trips. Best B&B and amazing food and hospitality! We are a couple homebrewers and looking for the next great tasting craft beer. In the middle of wine country. This place delivered! Our host we're amazing we had terrifying drive and did not want to attempt drive once we... More 

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Thank Teqnik10 D
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious food with wonderful owners. We had the best meal of our weeks stay in the Italian lakes at this gorgeous restaurant. We stayed at the b&b which is just as wonderful as the restaurant. Highly recommended food, service and surroundings - all at a very reasonable price too.

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Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

During our stay in the B&B next door, run by the same owners, we went for dinner in this lovely Osteria. Normally we don't take 3 courses but this time we couldn't resist due to the quality of the dishes. They where served and prepared with love and care by the owners. We have visited lots of restaurants in Italy... More 

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Thank Loerse
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

When wandering around Italy we trust SlowFood guide. We weren't disappointed: quality of food in this small restaurant (30 seats + 4 only outdoor) was excellent: we tasted dishes with fish from the lake both as antipasti, primi piatti and secondi piatti. We were 4 but ordered 5 desserts, all incredibly tasty (budino al cioccolato, raspberry sorbetto, strawberries and vanilla... More 

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Thank Francesco M
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit to this lovely authentic restaurant. The quality of all the ingredients is faultless. Whether lunch or dinner I would highly recommend

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Thank Miss Sarah H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Hands down best food I've ever had in a restaurant. This is the true Italian experience and it simply cannot be missed. This restaurant should be the model for how to do something right. The food is crafted by hand every day and you can tell. They made the best ravioli I have ever tasted. Still dreaming of it... The... More 

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Thank Kate H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very good local and traditional dishes, products and wine of high quality, nice and small place with nice staff.

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Thank Michèle O
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Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was a highlight of our European trip. There are few restaurants that offer high quality, homemade food of this calibre. This coupled with exceptional service from hosts Gabriele and Guiliana make this the perfect restaurant for dinner with friends or a romantic dinner for two. I recommend the lasagne, tortellini and the panacotta. We were fortunate to also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza San Rocco 3 | Frazione Maggiana, 23826 Mandello del Lario, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Mandello del Lario
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 733715

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