During my first visit to Lake Como, I spent a weekend eating and drinking my way around each town.


Invited by the new Mandarin Oriental Lake Como – former Casta Diva Hotel – I visited Lake Como. My base was in Blevio, but I wandered beyond, eating and drinking my way through. Here is my short curated list of favorite Restaurants and Bars in Lake Como, based on my own personal experiences.

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Mandarin Oriental Lake Como my host hotel in Blevio during my time in Lake Como.

Restaurants

RISTORANTE LA COLOMBETTA
COMO, LAKE COMO

I would say, my favorite restaurant experience while in Lake Como. Located right in the heart of Como Town, hidden along he alleys of the old district  I was there during low season, therefore the restaurant was rather quiet, so I had time to enjoy the personal services of the owner herself. All dishes, from family tradition and recipes passed down by older generations. The restaurant is cosy and rustic. 

CO.MO BISTROT
BLEVIO, LAKE COMO

Located at the main house of the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como. Open daily from 10am to midnight, CO.MO Bar & Bistrot is the ideal spot for an informal bite during the day and the perfect location to enjoy an aperitivo or an after-dinner drink. A spacious terrace offers al fresco dining in a gorgeous lakefront setting immersed in greenery.

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LA TERRAZA GUALTIERO MARCHESI
TREMEZZO, LAKE COMO

Located at Grand Hotel Tremezzo. Fine dining restaurant serving the great Gualtiero Marchesi’s signature dishes on the most beautiful terrace on Lake Como. Ideal for an unforgettably romantic dinner as the sun slowly sets over the Grigne mountains and sparkling lake waters.

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Bars

CO.MO BAR
BLEVIO, LAKE COMO

Located at the new Mandarin Oriental Lake Como. Always fun and chic. Of course I had to stop to a Dirty Martini, over and over during my stay at the hotel. During the Spring/Summer time, enjoy a cocktail overlooking the sunset over the lake, at their outdoor terrace, followed by a casual Italian dinner at CO.MO Bistrot or a Mediterrenean Michelin Starred gourmet experience at L’Aria.

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T BAR
TREMEZZO, LAKE COMO

With chic and classy interiors leading out onto a charming lakeside terrace, the T Bar has got something to tempt you – whatever the time of day. Located at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. A light lunch to see you through till dinner. A pre-dinner cocktail made by expert mixologists to tinkling of the piano forte as the sun sets. Or a night cap as the moonlight shimmers on the water. Simply wonderful.

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