A vantage point in the hills above Cernobbio provides a splendid view of the lake at this celebrity favorite. Specialties include spaghetti alla chitarra con carbonara di fave e pecorino di Pienza (spaghetti with broad beans and Pecorino cheese), risotto alla parmigiana con ganassino (risotto with parmesan cheese and braised beef), and lake fish. Save room for the warm chocolate torte, with its delicious liquid chocolate center. Reservations are a good idea.
Sep 23, 2010
Everything about Fodor's review is correct ... it is a wonderful place with exquisite food and a charming atmosphere. But beware a bit. My husband ordered the more expensive pasta with perch ... they tried to pass off the pasta with shrimp instead. They then tried to add on a 10 euro charge for splitting an appetizer. And we were treated badly after confronting our waiter with both problems. It is definitely worth going to Il Gatto Nero for dinner,
but keep an eye on your food ... and your bill.