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Piazza E. Motta 33, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had a quick drink here last night after dinner and it was lovely. Great, friendly service and lovely just sitting relaxing in the square.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Good drinks and a friendly owner in this small bar. If you get a table outside it's great for watching people in the main square - and no other bar in San Giulio stays open as late.

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Thank Mike J
London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The best Martini for a long time. Made to perfection as well as passion. Perfect location on the side of the square to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and watch the world go by.

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Thank brobecs
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We headed here before dinner one night and snagged a table straight away. It got much busier as the night went on and tables are limited you need to be early or patient. The drinks were cheap and delicious and you get some complimentary snacks, Nice spot to sit and watch people go by, enjoy the evening and just relax.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We had a reset evening drink here on the little balcony overlooking the square. Fantastic cocktails and complimentary charcuterie , nuts etc. The owner worked in various cocktail bars in London - he knows what he's doing!

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Thank NCB24
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014

This is a great little bar right in the main square of Orta San Giulio...quiet during the day, this place comes alive after dark! We spent a couple of nights enjoying cocktails and, on one occasion, went up and sat at the little table for two on the upstairs balcony...the perfect vantage point for people watching and very romantic! The... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Just popped in for a late night drink and were given cold meats and crisps as an accompaniment. There is a sweet balcony but only for two and so get there early! A great friendly place.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

When all the other restaurant/bars are closed one can depend on Il Laboratorio to be open for one last sip of wine before turning in for the night. While most people sit at street level for people watching, we enjoyed the tiny balcony above with room for two and a view of below. The prices are very fair and in... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

This is a great little bar in the square overlooking the lake in Orta. Sandro likes to specialise in cocktails, but you can get a decent glass of wine or a beer. When all the other bars have closed this is where the locals and late night tourists sit outside till the early hours. Sandro is a great host and... More 

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  • Address: Piazza E. Motta 33, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?