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“Fabulous location, but avoid the calzone”
Review of Ristorante Venus

Ristorante Venus
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were fortunate to arrive early, right at noon, since we got a lovely table right near the lakeside. Within half an hour, it was completely full, mainly with European tourists. Our rather frazzled but extremely nice waitress switched handily from English to French to German and handled the crowd gracefully and speedily. We had been told that the town of Orta San Giulio was far more crowded and touristy than Pella, where we were staying across the lake, and this outing and lunch certainly proved it. We mistakenly chose calzone instead of regular pizza, and they were puffy and golden brown when they arrived...looked very promising. But the large amount of anchovies in them made them terribly salty. We probably should have anticipated that, but were disappointed. The fabulous, monstrous ice cream desserts we had definitely made up for the less than delicious calzoni. Well worth a stop for lunch in a wonderful location. Just get there early to get a table with a good view...and order something other than calzone.

Thank Kate W
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

The staff here were really helpful and made our evening. The restaurant is on the lakeside and is good for aperitifs as well as full meals. The food was very well presented, and my steak was mouthwateringly tender.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Always reliable, providing good food at excellent prices. The lakeside position in the Piazza Motta captures the atmosphere of this very special town. The staff are very attentive and helpful. Our thanks for another lovely dining experience

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Thank David W
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Just arrived at 3 in the afternoon having flown in that day. It wasn't too busy and we chose it as it was still doing food, albeit only salad and pizza, and it had a terrace overlooking the lake.
I had pizza and my wife a Caprese salad, both were excellent. The waitress was very helpful especially with the wine list because there are hundreds of wines to choose from.

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Thank GoddardMalaga
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

An interesting menu, putting different flavours together, as well as serving the traditional and very good pizza. There is an outside but covered terrace, overlooking the lake. The staff are efficient and friendly and the service was good. Food great too.

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Thank ukcamel
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