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La Cucina di Elsa

Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 267523
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (15 reviews)
“prawns” (5 reviews)
“octopus” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large portion but really average food. We ordered the seafood pasta (recommended by the waitress) and a vongole (pasta with clams). Some of the ingredients tasted fresh (squid, prawn), but the rest... not really. The sand in the clams has not been properly removed. Bread...More

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lunch at Elsa. Simple starter - steamed fish with potatoes and herbs and butter. Super simple and super delicious! Then I had a chickpea soup with fish and my boyfriend pasta. We both loved it! :-) And the wine & the staff...More

Thank TerezaLev
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I always wanted to step in this place, as i live in town, and when the occasion came to go with a friend, all my expectations were satisfied. The place is exactly as it from outside, but i'd rather to go in the summer as...More

1  Thank andcar74
Reviewed 19 January 2018

A cute little place -with hardly 6-7 tables-, with amazing cuisine! We had the seafood platter and it was delicious, well cooked, and super fresh. Great service, great atmosphere!

Thank Faye_JV
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I have been there only a few times but every time it has been fantastic. First of all it is in a good and conveniente place because if you live near or in the center of the city you can go there on foot and...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Nice cosy and small restaurant with excellent food and service. The seafood is really good and our waiter who hailed from Sicily advised us well in our choices. Prices on the high side but was worth it.

Thank Krokk
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

What a delicious meal! 😇we decided to dine at Elsa as two other restaurants that we wanted to eat at were booked out - so we picked it totally by chance but oh were we glad we did! Occtopus stuffed with ricotta and aubergine with...More

Thank filipinka
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Businesslike rather than special. Not cheap. Sat outside in a nice area and had seabass with orange (not sure one would put orange with really good seabass). They got the dessert wrong and the waiter kept calling me 'meestaire', but the main problem was the...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The host of our rental apartment recommended La Cucina di Elsa and we enjoyed our meal very much. The setting under the heated canopy outside was very charming and the food was all quite good. The octopus starter was a highlight as were the lobster...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Lunch for 3 worked out very well. Relaxed and professional staff. Properly prepared food (salmon, salads, grilled scampi, cake, coffees). Service is okay and the portions correct. Slightly higher in price than most.

1  Thank Marcinbrussels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 62
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Paolo Carcano 11, 22100, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como
  • Phone Number: +39 031 267523
Description
From far the best fish restaurant in Como: we suggest to take the Spaghetti with Langoustines, the Fish Grill plate and as an appetizer the Anchovise from Elsa.
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