Via Angera, 40, Lisanza
Finding sea pleasures on the shores of the lake is actually possible thanks to authentic seafood bistro Maremio. Entering this place is like stepping inside a fisherman’s house where the smell of the sea is present at every corner. Fresh fish of all possible kinds accompanied by a rich selection of seafood is overwhelming and makes it hard for you to make your choice. This place is perfect for dinner in their cozy maritime interior as well as for shopping or take-away. People stop by to grab fresh fish, ‘fritto misto’ to-go or ready-made seafood antipasti like octopus salad or seafood couscous.
IL SOLE DI RANCO
Piazza Venezia, 5, Ranco
Nothing beats sitting in the shade of pergola on a hot sunny day, enjoying amazing views and tasting awesome dishes prepared with love. This is the reality of ‘Il Sole di Ranco’, a restaurant founded in 1850 by the Brovelli family which is nowadays taken care of by Davide Brovelli. It is Davide himself who has managed to make a perfect link between traditional and modern cuisine. His menu is Mediterranean, simple and fresh and can be enjoyed a la carte or as a tasting surprise menu. Great views and true summer vibe make this place a perfect spot for lunch or dinner.
Via Ugo Ara, 2, Isola dei Pescatori
Arrive by private boat or ferry and enjoy the restaurant of Verbano hotel which has a stunning terrace overlooking Lago Maggiore and Isola Bella set up in the oasis of colorful flowers and greenery of Isola dei Pescatori. Restaurant offers fresh lake fish as well as other Mediterranean delights accompanied by a great selection of wines. Its location makes it a perfect spot for a romantic dinner as well as family gathering. Try their fish antipasto and lake fish specialties. And if you don’t feel like leaving you can stay overnight in their cozy hotel..
Via Piave, 11, Ranco
This amazing spot dates back 150 years ago when it used to be a favorite tavern of fishermen returning from Lago Maggiore. Todays’ modern approach to cooking combined with respect to tradition makes a perfect outcome on your plate. Their large terrace can be enjoyed all year long as it is heated in winter. Belvedere is overlooking the lake and has spectacular views over the lake, especially beautiful during sunset. Their menu is a mixture of sea fish, lake fish and meat dishes. Try some of their traditional starters like hot vegetable omelets or puff pastries and don’t hesitate to stop by either for lunch or dinner.
Via Palazzi, 1, Luino
This restaurant stretches on a few stages and offers big groups seating as well as more private tables right by the lake waters. Passion for food is the signature of the chef and offers mainly Mediternean products, fresh fish and vegetables. Give a try to one of the ‘lake starters’ perch fillet or smoked trout. You will love its fresh and light taste. Continue with delicacies from lake, sea or earth (meat dishes) accompanied by fresh greens or fine wines. Its location at the bank of the lake and beautiful summer decor makes it the perfect spot for festive lunch, dinner or family gathering. After your meal don’t rush home and take a walk in the beautiful gardens of Carmin Hotel with splendid views.