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Osteria Ara 36

9.3/10
189
Via Ugo Ara, 36, I-28838 Isola SuperioreSee map

Average price €40

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Restaurant menu

Chef Angelo Doriani
  • Average price €40
    Special request
Spaghetti di Gragnano con vongole diamante della Nuova Zelanda crudo di mare e gambero rosso di Mazara Del Vallo
€28
"La nostra Carbonara di lago": Tagliolini alla carbonara di lago
€16
Maccheroni siciliani di grano arso tirati a mano pomodoro bio e ricotta affumicata
€18

Dietary options

See à la carte and set menus

User photos

Tagliolini alla carbonara di lago
Capesante del Maine rosolate al burro di cacao con arancia candita
Entré
Dessert
Carpaccio di gamberi rossi e tartare di tonno
E il rombo nel piatto :)
Rombo in crosta di pane

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.3/10
based on 189 reviews
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Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Federica R.
    Federica R.
    • 10 reviews
    8/10

    We had a very good lunch in the cosy and relaxed atmosphere of this restaurant. We chose a set of dishes from the lake, including the delicious“carbonara di mare”, and the juicy seabass from Canary island. The vegetables used as side were not special and not very well presented. Deserts were ok. Reasonable price, so overall recommended

  2. Kurt-Christian T.
    Kurt-Christian T.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent local food and regional wine. Very friendly, competent and helpful service. Nice atmosphere. Ask for a table on one of small balconies. One of the best (if not the best) food on the island (at moment).

  3. Denise T.
    Denise T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Thanks to reading excellent reviews on this restaurant, we had no difficulty in choosing it for our lunch on Isola di Pescatori. Maybe because we booked the day before online, we were shown to a small private balcony upstairs, which had a beautiful view between the roofs to the lake. The food and service were excellent - I enjoyed the fish menu of the day and my husband chose from the à la carte menu two dishes with truffles. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the excellent wine recommended by the wine waiter. The service was very friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend this lovely restaurant!

  4. Sohel A.
    Sohel A.
    • one review
    9/10

    We ordered the chef's menu. Food was excellent and the wine pairing impeccable. Service was great and personal. The ambience was lovely. Definitely recommended!

  5. Fiona A.
    Fiona A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful chef

  6. Estefania P.
    Estefania P.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Very nice staff, very attentive and focused on all the details, Mediterranean and relaxing atmosphere, food was great, would definitely go back!

  7. Hugues M.
    Hugues M.
    • 5 reviews
    9/10

    Parfait!

  8. Giulietta S.
    Giulietta S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very nice restaurant with amazing food and a friendly service. The quality the products used is top-notch, and the accompanied presentation of the dishes is modern and appetizing! Truly recommend stopping by!!!

  9. Maria Letizia d.
    Maria Letizia d.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Ottimo come sempre

  10. James C.
    James C.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    The best meal we have had on this trip. Unite excellent in every respect.

  11. Cheryl D.
    Cheryl D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful food great service. Thank you

  12. Gene B.
    Gene B.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The overall experience was exceptional.

  13. Jason C.
    Jason C.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Food was only average at best but double the price of other restaurants in town. I was expecting an amazing meal for the price and location for our last night in town and was disappointed for average at best. The scallops with cocoa butter were the best thing we had. The wines weren’t expensive but not so good either. And the communication about the boat made us pay to get there and have to walk a long way on the return.

  14. Aliona V.
    Aliona V.
    • one review
    10/10

    secluded and cozy place, the food was so tasty that I had to make pauses between every bite just to keep the taste. definitely my next trip will be to Sicily ❤️

  15. Maggie L.
    Maggie L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great service and great food!! Recommended.

  16. Ann Z.
    Ann Z.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    Super food, good service

  17. John C.
    John C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delightful from the moment we entered. Charming and elegant food and ambience.

  18. Emanuele V.
    Emanuele V.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    It was really good. The chef has great style and savoir-faire. Chapeau ! My wife asked for some chilly oil to add to the fish carbonara pasta. I expected the chef to be offended, instead he sent us a wonderful mix of extra virgin oil, red chilly, green chilly and basil that matched the pasta perfectly. We suggest they add this option to their menu :-)

  19. Mireille p.
    Mireille p.
    • one review
    10/10

    A very nice restaurant with delicate food, wonderful service and good wine. A wonderful way to discover one of the beuatiful islands in front of Stresa.

  20. Orit B.
    Orit B.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    המסעדה ממוקמת בתוך מבנה אלגנטי ומגישה אוכל משובח. מאד נהנינו. האווירה נינוחה והשרות מצויין.

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How to get to the restaurant

Via Ugo Ara, 36, I-28838, Isola Superiore, Italy

Public transport

Il ristorante è situato sull'Isola Superiore dei Pescatori. Di giorno si raggiunge con i traghetti da Stresa, Baveno, Carciano, Pallanza, Intra, Laveno, Angera, Locarno, Arona. La sera per i nostri clienti organizziamo trasporto da Carciano e Baveno (5€)

Directions to get there

IN AUTO DALL'ITALIA: Autostrada A26 Genova Gravellona Toce; uscita Carpugnino o Baveno-Stresa. DALLA SVIZZERA: Autostrada fino a Bellinzona, poi raggiungere Locarno e proseguire in auto o con il traghetto.

Parcheggiare l'auto a Stresa, Baveno o Carciano. Poi prendere il traghetto per l'Isola Superiore dei Pescatori.

About the restaurant

The Osteria is situated in the heart of the Isola Superiore dei Pescatori, in a historic building featuring frescoes from 800’s. It was owned by Ugo Ara, a famous violinist and composer who chose this very island for his dwelling.

Our kitchen philosophy The prime ingredients, from our salts to our flours, are of Italian origin. They are all of high quality selected with much care in order to offer a healthy, honest and unique dining experience. We prepare fresh bread, bread sticks and cakes every day.

Your vacation is served On our plates and in our glasses, only the very best from this land can be found. We are here to help guide the discovery of the many authentic flavours of Italy from the Aosta Valley to Sicily.

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