March 14, 2023

Best Restaurants in Southwest Area of Lake Como

Nestled in the picturesque scenery of the southwest area of Lake Como are a collection of …

By A.M.A Selections

Lake Como



Photo Source: Veranda at Villa D’Este

Nestled in the picturesque scenery of the southwest area of Lake Como are a collection of exceptional restaurants, each offering a unique culinary experience. Whether you’re searching for Michelin-starred cuisine or local delicacies, the region has something to offer every taste bud.

Crotto dei Platani | Photo Source: Flawless Living

Crotto dei Platani, Brienno

Crotto dei Platani, a gourmet restaurant located in Brienno, is known for its authentic cuisine and excellent wine list. The menu features a range of local specialties, including dishes prepared with locally caught fish. The restaurant’s outdoor terrace offers stunning lake views, making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a family gathering.

Veranda at Villa D’Este, Cernobbio

Veranda at Villa D’Este, located in Cernobbio, offers a refined dining experience where Mediterranean cuisine takes center stage. The menu showcases fresh seafood, traditional Italian dishes, as well as a remarkable wine list of over 500 selected labels. With its sophisticated décor and breathtaking views of the lake, Veranda creates an elegant and upscale atmosphere for dining.

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Kitchen*, Como

Kitchen* is a must-try restaurant for those seeking an exceptional dining experience on Lake Como. Located in Como, it boasts a Michelin star and offers creative Italian cuisine with a focus on seasonal ingredients. The restaurant’s own biodynamic vegetable garden provides the chef with a supply of aromatic herbs and seasonal vegetables, and serves as a lovely spot for guests to enjoy their pre-dinner aperitif.

Materia*, Cernobbio

Materia* in Cernobbio is another Michelin-starred restaurant, known for its inventive and modern approach to Italian cuisine. The menu features a range of seasonal dishes, with an emphasis on the finest ingredients. An on-site greenhouse is the source of organic herbs and vegetables used by the chef in his dishes. The restaurant’s modern dining room provides a welcoming and cozy ambiance, perfect for a special occasion.

Photo Source: Una Finestra Sul Lago
Photo Source: Una Finestra Sul Lago

Una Finestra Sul Lago, Carate Urio

Una Finestra Sul Lago, located in Carate Urio, is a beautiful fine dining restaurant that overlooks Lake Como. Its terrace boasts spectacular views of the lake, creating an ideal setting for a leisurely lunch or an intimate dinner. Start your meal with a “Spritz on the Lake” cocktail and don’t miss the gourmet pizzas that the restaurant is known for.

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Imperialino, Moltrasio

Imperialino is a refined restaurant situated in Moltrasio, offering mesmerizing views of Lake Como in an elegant setting. Guests can choose from a variety of Mediterranean and Italian dishes, including a tasting menu. The restaurant’s charming garden provides a serene backdrop for a delightful dining experience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner or a special evening out with friends, Imperialino is a great choice.

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L˜ARIA at Mandarin Oriental, Blevio

Located in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Blevio, L˜ARIA offers exquisite Italian cuisine infused with Japanese influences. The restaurant’s dining room with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows exudes a welcoming ambiance, and the highlight of L˜ARIA is undoubtedly its terrace, providing beautiful views of the lake and the ideal location for al fresco dining.

Whether you’re in search of traditional Italian dishes or innovative creations, these restaurants are sure to provide an exceptional dining experience on Lake Como. For an even more luxurious experience, consider booking one of our luxury holiday villas on Lake Como.

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