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US$23 - US$56
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Lombard, Northern-Italian
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Reviewed 2 October 2021

We visited this restaurant while in Mandello. The servers and manager were very friendly and accommodating. The dishes were super creative and wonderful. A nice change from some of the others that are very much the same in what they serve. We saved this restaurant...for our last night as we need it would be the best way to end our stay. If you want something very unique and different from other place while in Italy, you must dine at this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 September 2021

We chose this restaurant for its wonderful situation overlooking the lake and the reactions of earlier comments. Unfortunately, we have to disagree on the comments. Though the meal itself was very fresh and tasty, the service let us down. It took about 20 minutes to...place our order and we had to ask one hour later that when our first course would arrive. Then our fish main took approximately another 30 minutes to get to our table. They did apologize for the lateness. However, when our dishes were cleared we were asked a few minutes later if we would like dessert….we sat yet again for another 20 minutes and with no one coming, we finally decided to ask for the bill. They apologized again for the delay but, by this time, it was too late. Shame all this happened. The food was very nice and fresh and the view was a delight, but good service, which is also part of the meal for an enjoyable evening, failed us in what could have been a nice dining experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

Wonderful scenery, dining just beside the lake on an open - but covered (in case of rain) - terrace. Some original choices as far as dishes are concerned. The menu keeps proposing some “classic” dishes over time while allowing for new proposals to emerge (I...have dined there twice in a month with friends and we found new dishes proposed that allowed us to try something new). The wine list is restricted but there are a couple of good wines to be selected that fit perfectly with the food. Service is kind and attentive. Never overbearing or overfamiliar. We will returnMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

Service is perfect. Covid protected, nice staff, knowledgeable and polite. English and Italian spoken. Menu is variated, well ellaborated and simoly delicious!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 29 June 2020

We loved this place and went twice in 3 days . Excellent flood, everything is home made, refined and delicious. And cherry on the cake, you get top sit right by the Lake with a lovely view! Make sure you go there

Date of visit: June 2020
BeppePini, Proprietario at Il Giardinetto, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2020

Goodmorning Sabine, we are proud that you enjoyed your stay, and appreciated our service. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit Mandello del Lario. Sincerely Beppe Pini

Reviewed 23 October 2019

We had lunch there, the menu of the day. Very kneat place, friendly staff, excellent location by the lake, tidy toilets as well. I can recommend! Grazie!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 27 September 2019 via mobile

Just had dinner at this restaurant with family. We arrived at 9:15 pm and was told the kitchen closed at 9:30 pm, they still seated us. We appreciated being seated and were not rushed to order. All the food was great, service great as well....We had the house white wine which, for the money, was excellent. We would eat here again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

We arrived just 30 minutes before closing for lunch but were agreable to receive us. The restaurant overlooks Lake Como and has a splendid view so you enjoy a breathtaking view while eating. We had a shrimp ravioli which was absolutely delicious. And the desserts...were delicious too. The service was great. It is a real gem to be found on n Mandello del LarioMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 1 August 2019

If you want to taste real, local Italian cuisine with a breathtaking view, you should come here! And definitily try their suggestions, we were not disappointed. For one bottle of wine, a bottle of water, two first courses, two main courses, a cup of tea...and an espresso we paid 95 euros.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Spectacular lakeside dining surrounded by mountains. Scenery doesn’t get much better than this. The food, wine and service were equally comparable to the scenery. All at very reasonable prices, around €90 per couple.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Issam M
25 August 2017|
Response from BeppeP69 | Property representative |
Hi, I wrote you back to confirm your reservation by e-mail. Anyway We wait for you on 23th at 8 p.m. Regards Beppe
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Il Giardinetto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5