There’s no doubt that the restaurants in Lake Como offer an incredible gastronomic experience; effortlessly combining the flavours of the local ingredients with the well-honed craft of the traditional cuisine.
There are certain culinary mainstays that one can reasonably expect from restaurants in Lake Como.
Let’s start with earthy risottos, light-as-air pizzas, crowd-pleasing insalata caprese that are simply a masterpiece on the plate and more. Oh course, there’s certain dishes that you simply can’t leave the shores of Como without trying.
Let’s add polenta, perch, boar, busecca and a stellar gelato or two to that list.
Regardless of taste and budget, a trip to any of the restaurants in Lake Como will not disappoint. Luckily for you, we’ve done the research on where to enjoy the best restaurants in Lake Como for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you can simply turn up and enjoy some seriously good sustenance.
Yogurt & Co.
Dodging carbs? Whilst you can’t go to Italy and NOT try some of its delicious baked goods, there’s something to be said for trying something a little bit different – enter Yogurt & Co.
If you are looking for alternative restaurants in Lake Como, then this intriguing breakfast spot Yogurt & Co. will definitely something to suit.
As you might expect from the name above the door, yoghurt is the main item on the menu here, but you can mix things up by choosing from a wide range of toppings which includes fresh fruit, chocolate, cereals and more.
Alternatively, if you are looking for something with a smidge more sustenance, then why not try one of their waffles or crêpes?
You might be surprised that Como has a hipster side! Case in point – Brothers Cafe in Como.
This charming and quirky little cafe also doubles up as a drinking den and will definitely amp up your hipster credentials.
It makes for a refreshing departure from the more traditional restaurants in Lake Como and is a locals favourite.
Stop by for a cheeky espresso and choose from a selection of freshly-baked pastries to boost up those energy levels for tackling your ‘things to do in Lake Como’ list.
If you happen to venture past Brothers later on in the day, check out their fantastic lunch plates and why not try one of their fantastic cocktails that are expertly-crafted by one of their mixologists?
If satisfying your sweet tooth is a ‘must do’ when visiting Lake Como, then look no further than Pasticceria Melillo.
Just a hop and a skip away from the centre of Como, this bar serves a traditional Italian breakfast from 7.30am every morning from Tuesday to Sunday.
From some of the best croissants that you will find outside of Paris to baked tarts with fresh strawberries, either eat on the go or enjoy a leisurely breakfast over a coffee or three!
For views for days, you can’t beat Ristorante La Punta in Bellagio which offers the most spectacular views on three sides of the restaurant.
Not only are the views utterly faultless, but the food is also absolutely incredible too and it’s widely considered one of the top restaurants in Lake Como.
Peruse the menu for the dishes of the day, but as a rule of thumb, you’ll enjoy traditional, simple Italian cuisine with a focus on seafood.
Particular standouts include cheese & spinach ravioli, cheese & radicchio tortellini and of course, a perch speciality.
La Cava Dei Sapori
If you venture to the outskirts of Como, you will find the fantastic La Cava Dei Sapori, it’s a smidge difficult to find, but when you get there it’s absolutely worth it!
This hidden gem is one of the best restaurants in Lake Como and has the most out-of-this-world Neapolitan style pizzas in a variety of flavours.
We love their award winning pizza – the ‘Campana Slow’ which has mozzarella di bufala and two types of tomatoes.
If you are the aforementioned carb swerver, then there’s still plenty of great options to choose from.
The scallops make for a superb choice and are served with courgette flowers, avocado and lime.
If you love a sharing dish, then opt for the saffron and veal risotto which is one of their best-sellers
Da Luciano – Bottega e Caffe
If it’s good enough for George Clooney, then it’s good enough for us!
Hollywood royalty aside, we do think that the stylish Da Luciano – Bottega e Caffe is a little slice of heaven for foodies in search of an authentic Italian experience.
This family-run restaurant offers delicious and traditional dishes in a charming setting filled with vintage decor.
Enjoy culinary delights such as homemade meatballs, beef tartare and freshly-caught fish dishes paired with a glass of Italian red with the most stunning views of Lake Como.
With five dining areas, this sophisticated restaurant is one of the most romantic restaurants in Lake Como.
It has plenty of snug candlelit corners for loved-up couples who want to embrace the power of amore without missing the stunning lake views.
All the dishes on the menu derive from traditional family recipes passed down from older generations and reflect the delicacies of the region and beyond.
Some of the standout dishes include ravioli, tender lamb chops, octopus salad and a limoncello digestif to wash it all down with.
Osteria La Tana dei Pescatori
If you love seafood, a visit to one of the best seafood restaurants in Lake Como is an absolute must.
The Osteria La Tana dei Pescatori has a stellar selection of dishes for any die-hard seafood fan.
From seared tuna with sesame crust and amberjack tartare to seabass ravioli and seafood mixed grills, there’s something for every taste and appetite.
Orbzii Insider Tip: This restaurant is extremely popular, so make sure that you book a table in advance.
Trattoria del Glicine
Trattoria del Glicine is a traditional family restaurant that specialises in haute Italian cuisine.
Chef-owner Mario is on a mission to offer his guests a far-reaching variety of dishes that reflect the rich gastronomic heritage of Italy.
He personally chooses the best and most locally-sourced products for his creations.
The restaurant wine list features the best flavours and tastes of authentic Italian traditions.
Head out to the terrace where you will enjoy the most magnificent views of the lake and is featured in the Michelin guide.