Is a trip to Italy really a trip to Italy if you don’t take full advantage of the world-famous cuisine? Sampling mouth-watering food and wine is as important as marveling at the ancient architecture and finding inspiration in local art galleries. Amidst your exploring, take a break and enjoy a tantalising midday meal at some of the best Lake Como restaurants for lunch.
Situated at the water’s edge, La Tirlindana offers an intimate, and relaxed dining experience. Chef Patricia delivers dishes that express creativity while incorporating wholesome Italian traditions. Expect the smell of freshly baked bread, steaming pasta and fresh herbs.
- Best known for: Lemon Ravioli
- Address: Piazza Matteotti 5, 22010 Sala Comacina, Lake Como
Situated on the only Island in Como Lake, Isola Comacina, Locanda dell’Isola is a special treat. This location offers a unique and outstanding view. Locanda dell’Isola is accessible only by boat, and is a scenic 45 minute trip from Il Sereno. Take in the spectacular scenery and feel the sun on your skin as you make your way to this iconic destination.
- Best known for: Unique Location
- Address: Isola Comacina, 22010 Como CO, Italy
The view from Al Lago is arguable the best that Lake Como has to offer. Situated on the water’s edge, this Lake Como restaurant run by the exceptional Chef Lenzi, Ristorante Al Lago bring innovative, fresh and decadent fine dining cuisine to this sought-after location.
- Best known for: World-class cuisine
- Address: Il Sereno Hotel, Via Torrazza 10, 22020 Torno CO, Italy
Situated in Bellagio, known fondly as the pearl of the Lake, La Punta offers simple, traditional Italian food to warm the soul. The menu boasts a wide range of fish dishes, caught by the owners of the restaurant themselves. A dock is available for those who wish to travel to lunch by boat, making it the ideal place to rest in the middle of a day spent exploring. La Punta is situated in such a way that all three branches of the Lake are visible from the sunny patio, offering a truly jaw-dropping setting.
- Best for: Exceptional seafood
- Address: Via Eugenio Vitali, 19, 22021 Bellagio CO, Italy
Momi is a situated in Blevio, 10 minutes by car or by boat from Il Sereno. The friendly staff and exquisite terrace with the lake view, are the ingredients of a truly memorable afternoon spent with delicious food and great company.
- Best for: At the water’s edge
- Address: Via Per Girola, 22020 Blevio CO, Italy
This casual restaurant in the heart of Cernobbio is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. Harry’s Bar is situated on the main townsquare, making it the perfect spot for people watching. If your long lunch extends into evening, be sure to try the tasty aperitivo that this spot is so well known for.
- Best for: Aperitivo
- Address: Piazza Risorgimento, 2, 22012 Cernobbio CO, Italy
Tigli in Theoria
This charming restaurant in the center of Como boasts one Michelin star, a picturesque location and outstanding cuisine. Visit Tigli in Theoria for lunch in a lovely, Italian palazzo, attentive service and a mouth-watering menu.
- Best for: Romantic setting
- Address: Via Bianchi Giovini, 41, 22100 Como CO, Italy
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