The first question our guests always ask us is “Where can we eat?”.

Here a list of restaurants in Cernobbio, where our apartments are, to guide you through the streets of this beautiful city on Lake Como shores, with our holiday house as a reference and starting point.

La Corte di Zizi is  located in a lucky area -speaking of gastronomical opportunities!

Just 10 meters out of our holiday apartments, on the right, you will find the “Osteria del Beuc“, which our guests seem to really enjoy: a warm atmosphere, traditional cuisine with a modern twist that won’t leave you hungry and the opportunity to eat outside while enjoying a great view of the lake.

Claudia -the owner- and her staff are dynamic and hard-working, the kitchen is always open and whenever you’ll check-in you’ll find something to eat, but make sure to book a table (031 341633), since the restaurant is always packed with guests.

If you exit our holiday house and turn left instead, heading to the lake, you will be able to choose from several different restaurants: the first one is the Trattoria del Vapore, a well-known restaurant in the historical center of Cernobbio with an area to eat outside,

and next to the Trattoria you will find the Hotel Miralago, a symbol of Cernobbio warm welcoming traditions with a terrace and an amazing view. Turning the corner and taking the road to the center, you can find the Hostaria, a small restaurant under new management that also has outdoor tables.

In front of the Hotel Miralago restaurant, you can find Harry’s Bar – classy and fancy, frequented by VIPs and actors. One of our lucky guests found himself seated next to George Clooney and his wife Amal; here’s what he wrote about his experience at our holiday house:

“one of the endearing qualities of the property, you really feel immersed in local Italian life, also on our last night we were having a meal at Harris Bar (Which is just around the corner from Luca’s apartment) when we bumped into George Clooney and his wife who had gone there for dinner, which was definitely a high point of our stay! I would highly recommend Luca’s property and Cernobbio and Lake Como in general it is just beautiful; I do not think you can get bored of looking out over the lake, and mountains, thank you again Luca for being such a great host. Best regards, James”

Heading toward the pier, on the right, under the plane trees of Piazza Risorgimento, right in front of the lake, next to the children’s playground here is Onda, a great location to enjoy good food while admiring the lake and without losing sight of the children. A little further on is the Cavour Bar Restaurant where, in addition to the cuisine, you can enjoy excellent ice cream and aperitifs.

Next to the pier is located the Lido di Cernobbio: both a lounge bar and a restaurant with an elegant atmosphere, the best choice for a happy hour after a day in the swimming pool, a dinner with a view or a well-deserved cocktail.

If you are craving pizza, look no further than Il Giardino, just outside La Corte of Zizi, in the so-called “Strettoia“, the narrow street between 2 traffic lights where most of Cernobbio shops are.

A few meters further down the same street, and on the same side, you will find the Osteria Cantina Frasca,a modern osteria with a wide selection of wines and rustic dishes. On the other side, however, the Pastry Shop Poletti which, in addition to sweet treats and rich breakfasts, offers light meals of salads, toast, sandwiches and other savory delicacies.

If you are a meat lover, you can taste fine meats from all over the world at the Meat Restaurant in Piazza Mazzini 4, the square at the entrance to Cernobbio, where the roundabout is.

If you dare to try a very innovative kind of cuisine you can’t miss Ristorante Materia(Via 5 Giornate 5, behind the City Hall, in the street heading to Switzerland) where the young but already famous Chef Davide Caranchini will surprise you experimenting with unusual pairings, with special attention for your eyes and your taste.

Just a little farther, in Via 5 Giornate 72, Casa Perrotta proposes the traditional italian cuisine renovated by two young chefs in an elegant but familiar atmosphere.

If you have a car, other excellent suggestions can be found in the hamlets of Piazza Santo Stefano and Rovenna, just above Cernobbio:

Trattoria del Glicine, Via Vittorio Veneto 1 – Piazza Santo Stefano: reviewed in the Michelin Guide, refined restaurant, excellent wine list, outdoor service in the shade of an ancient… wisteria.

Ristorante/Pizzeria Della Torre, Via Vittorio Emanuele II 3 – Piazza Santo Stefano: pizza, home cooking and a large window from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view.

Ristorante Gatto Nero, Via della Libertà, 69 – Rovenna: renowned and refined restaurant with a terrace overlooking the lake. Frequented by personalities and actors.