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Il Sole di Ranco

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Piazza Venezia 5, 21020 Ranco, Italy
+39 0331 976507
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Metz, France
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had a really great dinner there. The 50 euros menu is just fantastic and so valuable for that price. Perfect service and gentle staff.

Thank Fabrice C
London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have been here several times over the last few years and have never been disappointed. This year again we pre-booked a few weeks earlier and had an excellent seed with a brilliant view over the lake for a midweek lunch. To summarise it briefly, the overall experience has slightly declined, compared with the excellent quality of the last years.... More 

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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

It was just the perfect Sunday afternoon: Nice weather, not too hot nor too cold, a nicely decorated table on the terrace with a splendid view over the Lago Maggiore, wonderful food carefully prepared and presented, excellent and very attentive service, a good bottle of wine from the region, good company – everything just divine…. This I call real hospitality.... More 

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Friesenheim, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Do not eat all day, if you plan on having a meal here. We had booked a 4 course meal, but it turned out to be many more courses, if you count all the little dishes that came as well. I haven't eaten such delicious food for a while, and was very sad that I couldn't finish all the desserts... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

You simply must eat here, it is fantastic! The view is lovely, the staff delightful and the food amazing. We have eaten here for dinner, lunch and we enjoy the breakfasts when we stay in the hotel. Truly memorable

1 Thank Cynthia B
Horsham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We were staying nearby in Ranco and celebrated our wedding anniversary at Il Sole di Ranco. We had a wonderful experience - the wonderful view - very good attentive service and we very much enjoyed the food. Courtesy of a thunderstorm, we enjoyed the first part of our meal on the terrace and the second half in the starkly beautiful... More 

1 Thank ridley2015
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Perfect location. Views of the Lago are perfect from the terraces. Wine list of non-Italian wines is highly overpriced, and all in the 1990-2000 range... so many should have been served already. Fritto Misto is a main-course that will fly in a simple restaurant. Not here... Riserva della Famiglia from Coppo was lovely... but also E 150,-

1 Thank Theo V
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

A very pleasant experience at this restaurant, staff were very welcoming and obliging. The menu was varied with lots of choice and the presentation of dishes was of a high standard. The location and views from the terrace really added to the quality of the experience. A really good restaurant and well deserving of a michelin star.

1 Thank 6fy
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Amazing service and food to die for. Sunset views over Lago Maggiore definitely help. Was expensive but for the whole experience absolutely worthwhile.

Thank Squeeze74
York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Fantastic setting on Lake Maggiore in the evening heat. The service and the attention to detail is second to none. The food is first class and sumptuous. The Rosé wine is smoothe and ideal for a summers evening. Highly recommended but do reserve a table the day before. Well done to all involved. Henry, Vicky, Dave & Gill (UK)

Thank Henry H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 38
Italian, Seafood, European, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Venezia 5, 21020 Ranco, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Ranco
  • Phone Number: +39 0331 976507
  • This restaurant is at Il Sole Di Ranco

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