Lake Como Gourmet


Tasting delicious food in Lake Como

  • Lario Cuisine

    Visiting an area means discovering its history, culture and natural beauty, but also enjoying the aromas and flavours that its cuisine has to offer. With the mountains, hills and plains that surround it, Lake Como offers tasty genuine products. As is typical of Italian culinary tradition, Lake Como offers food as varied as the local area: a real gastronomic treasure trove, from lake fish to cheese, cold cuts and meat-based dishes.

    Missoltini (sun-dried shad) Larian-style tench, pike fillets, risotto with perch, maltagliati with lavaret roe and famous traditional Lombard dishes such as casseoula (pork and savoy cabbage) and buseca (tripe) all accompanied by the ubiquitous polenta uncia and tocc, and washed down with some good local red or white wine, are just some of the dishes that you will see on restaurant menus in the Lake Como area.

    In the valleys and mountains you can sample peasant cooking, essentially based on yellow taragna vuncia polenta. Full fat cheese is a typical product of mountain dairies. It is still made today in copper pans on wood burning stoves and the cheese is left to mature for at least three months in natural grottos or cellars.

  • Top Tips
    • the famous Missoltini (sun-dried shad)
    • lavarello in "carpione"
    • risotto con i filetti di pesce persico
    •  lo Zincarlin (ricotta with salt & pepper, fresh or aged,
    • polenta uncia and tocc
    • casseoula (pork and savoy cabbage)
  • Quick facts

    Best restaurants in the area

  • ·         Il Cantuccio ad Albavilla (CO) 1 Stella Michelin chef Mauro Elli

    ·         Mistral a Bellagio (CO) 1 Stella Michelin chef Ettore Bocchia

    ·         Da Candida a Campione d'Italia (CO) 1 Stella Michelin chef Bernard Fournier

    ·         I Tigli in teoria a Lago di Como 1 Stella MIchelin chef  Franco Caffara

    ·         La Locanda del Notaio a Pellio Intelvi (CO) 1 Stella Michelin chef Sara Preceruti

    ·         Pierino Penati a Viganò (LC) 1 Stella Michelin chef Pierino Penati

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