EATING AND DRINKING
(a short and incomplete list of our favorite places)

DRINKING
  • Al Quattro (Piazza Cermenati - Lecco): A new place where cocktails are made with care and the aperitif is always accompanied by something good to eat. At the Quattro you can also eat excellent sea fish sandwiches and poke. The ingredients are always fresh and of excellent quality. (www.alquattro.yomenu.it). The owners also manage "Il Caffè", a few meters away: it is likely that we will meet there, as it is our second home in the city!​
  • Andreawine Bellagio (Salita Mella 15, Bellagio): housed inside a clothing store in Bellagio, Andrea runs a small wine shop. Here you can choose your bottle of wine from an accurate selection of wineries made by Andrea. On his website, you can also book one of the tastings proposed by Andrea.
EATING:
  • Ittiturismo Mella (Piazza San Giovanni battista, 6 - Bellagio):  if you want to try the best fish from the lake, this is the place to do it. The owner is a fisherman and cooks what he catches in the lake. The fish is always fresh and cooked respecting the local tradition (website).
  • Soqquadro (Piazza Era - Lecco): when we want to eat a really good pizza, we book a place at the Soqquadro. This restaurant is located in Lecco, in a beautiful square overlooking the river (website).
  • Texture (Piazza Roma, 15 - Mandello del Lario): a refined restaurant with a menu designed by a renowned chef. An experience to try for a special occasion (website).
  • Covo Nord Ovest (Piazza Garibaldi, 24 - Malgrate): another good place to eat great pizza. When booking ask for a table in the area towards the lake! 
  • Cardamomo Persian Palace (Piazza XX Settembre, 45 - Lecco): if you are tired of eating Italian food, we recommend you to try this Persian restaurant in the center of Lecco. Hooman, the restaurant's chef, will know how to make you savor the true atmosphere of Persia, with dishes with refined flavors and attention to the smallest details.
  • Ristorante Al Prato (Piazza del Prato, 6 - Varenna): if you are in Varenna for a day on the lake, we advise you to stop for dinner at the "Al Prato" restaurant: a fine cuisine in the heart of the wonderful town of Varenna.