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La Locanda dell'Isola

  • Italian
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Historic charm
  • Tasty set menus
  • Wonderful scenery
  • Credit cards not accepted

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

For a dining experience you won't soon forget, make your way to Sala Comacina (about a 10-minute drive south of Tremezzo) and take a five-minute speedboat to Lake Como's only island, Isola Comacina. There you'll be treated to the same rustic set menu served at La Locanda since 1947: veggie antipasti; thinly sliced prosciutto and bresaola (air-dried beef); grilled salmon trout; fried chicken with salad; parmigiano cheese sliced from an enormous wheel; and oranges or peaches with ice cream for dessert. The finale: brandied coffee set afire with a dramatic flourish while charismatic owner Benvenuto Puricelli regales you with tales of the island's history. The views are phenomenal, the stories are fun, and the food is better than it needs to be. Work off your meal afterward by hiking around the tranquil island.

Restaurant Information

Address:

Isola Comacina, Lombardy, 22010, Italy

Phone:

0344-55083; 0344-56755

Website: comacina.it

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Tues. (except in summer), and Nov.–Feb.

Published 06/20/2007

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