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Lungolago Dino Ciani, 21020 Ranco, Italy
+39 0331 975190
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Bairnsdale, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Only had coffee and a jam croissants (so can not comment on anything else) but both was great for a bargain price. The setting by the water is beautiful, good music. Place is well worth a visit.

Thank 420Ange
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

This place is really nice. On the Lago Maggiore side, is really beautiful. We had a very good aperitivo while listening good love music. I can truly recommend.

Thank nightshifter75
Rakvere, Estonia
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

We was there only for breakfast and that was super! Sit outside, take fresh coffe and brioche and have a fabolous wiew to the lake:) The stuff was really friendly and our Italian breakfast very tasty, fresh and enjoyable.

Thank Keio S
Belper, Derbyshire
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203 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This restaurant is located by the ferry stop in this small lakeside village. The views are great and sitting in sunshine with wonderful fresh Italian food is great. Staff were good and I would highly recommend a stop off here.

Thank 2eastwalk
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

What a restaurant! Always open, very nice people, extraordinary view on the lake. The perfect spot. Do not go there for the food, but trust me, you will have a wonderful time. No tourists, only Italians!

Thank Elisabeth T
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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624 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

This small bar/cafe on Lake Maggiore is alongside the ferry stop. It was a relaxing place to call for a light lunch and bottle of prosecco. Limited menu choices, but my lasagne was lovely and the salads were good and all reasonably priced. Great views, pleasant staff and a very relaxing environment.

Thank jandlUk
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is a pleasant modern cafe (not really a restaurant, no cooked food) by the jetty on the shores of Lake Maggiore. The staff are very pleasant and helpful, the food good and not expensive and the setting idyllic.

Thank Espedair
Florence, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

My (good) hotel restaurant hotel being closed tonight (Il Belvedere), I decided to treat myself to the one Michelin restaurant from across the street (Il Sole) but it happened to be full with a party. Having a couple of other options, I decided to retreat to the simplicity of Il Molo just on the edge of the lake where I... More 

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Varese, Italy
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226 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

It really is a pretty place, nice atmosphere, relaxation, two steps and with a beautiful view of Maggiore Lake. The service is friendly and kind. The menu offers several alternatives for a quick meal. The cocktails are well prepared. Maybe there is some little flaw, but I am writing it only to explain the score, all things considered the merits... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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753 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Il Molo is basically a little park at the Ranco lakeside. Nice enough, and a place where the comune of Ranco occasionally hold events. If you're in Ranco, it's something to walk to, but I wouldn't travel too far to visit it.

Thank OlderGuy1956

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Italian, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lungolago Dino Ciani, 21020 Ranco, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ranco
  • Phone Number: +39 0331 975190
a charming place on the lake..open from 730 am till 100 am during the summer period. we serve breskfast,light lunch,aperitif,light dinner,after dinner.open every day in july and august.closing day tuseday.

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