Verbania Restaurants: A Gastronomic Adventure Awaits

Welcome to our blog, where we will lead you to discover the best restaurants in Verbania and the surrounding areas. You are in the right place if you want a breathtaking lake view or savor unique culinary specialties. Prepare for a gastronomic journey that will delight your senses and satisfy your desire for new culinary experiences. The restaurants in Verbania will offer you not only delicious dishes, but also welcoming atmospheres and impeccable service.

We are committed to objectively describing the restaurants in Verbania, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. We want to help you choose the restaurant that best suits your needs, so that you can enjoy the culinary experience of this special place to the fullest.

Are you ready to leave with us? Let’s discover the hidden treasures of Verbanese cuisine together!

Verbania Restaurants

Here are some restaurants in Verbania. This is not a ranking of the best restaurants but just a starting point to get more ideas on where to eat while also having some useful information.

Tacabutun

Located on the Lungo Lago di Verbania Pallanza, there is a Pizzeria Restaurant. It offers the possibility of sitting inside and outside, with tables arranged both on the street and lakeside. The variety of the menu includes both classic and gourmet pizzas, as well as a selection of restaurant dishes.

Per capita spending: Medium.

Location on Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hsLcrt22MuCyoboCA.

Vincent Bistro

A gastronomic venue located in Piazza Garibaldi in Verbania Pallanza, which offers a glimpse of the lake view. It has welcoming internal spaces and outdoor tables to enjoy the splendid atmosphere of Piazza Garibaldi in Pallanza. Patrons can choose to dine either indoors or outdoors, where they can admire a partial view of the lake while enjoying their dishes.

Per capita spending: between Medium and Medium-High

Location on Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hXcYt2BpYwupaX1w8.

Caffè delle Rose in Via Ruga in Pallanza

A restaurant located in the main and historic Via Ruga di Pallanza, with tables exclusively inside. It doesn’t offer a view of the lake, but the restaurant focuses on the quality of the food. The environment is elegant, with a traditional style with attention to detail.

Per capita spending: Medium-High

Location on Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/jfWjWvYnih832PeS6

Gattabuia Social Restaurant

Social restaurant with fixed menus.

A fixed menu is available for lunch, including a first course, a second course, and a side dish. Menu price: €9.50 (price checked in June 2024)

At lunch, you can only order dishes from the fixed menu. The menu usually includes a choice between two first courses, two second courses, and two side dishes.

The Gattabuia restaurant is located in a historic building. Two interior rooms and a courtyard with a porch are available. The courtyard can be used outdoors in spring or summer. Since the place is nice, not far from the lake, and the food is quite good, especially compared to the more than affordable price, reservations are recommended because it fills up easily.

Here is an example of a June 2024 menu: for the first course, choose between pasta al Taleggio and cipollina and cream of topinambur and potatoes with sesame and sunflower seeds. For the second course, choose between chicken meatballs and tomato turkey or burrata goats. As a side dish, choose between baked potatoes or salad of fennel, black olives, and dried tomatoes.

Spending per person: Low

Location on Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/4hVj4DLJEnqrV7vn6.

Pizzeria Restaurant Fantasia

The Fantasia pizza restaurant is a bar restaurant and pizzeria where you can eat classic or gourmet pizzas. Furthermore, there are also first and second courses as well as hamburgers.

It is located in a good position as it faces the lake. Location on Google Maps: https://maps.google.com/?cid=17327470697170555072&entry=gps.

The Fantasia pizzeria has some tables outside where you can eat during the summer and some tables inside. Average prices, and if you don’t add anything to the pizza or take extra things, the price is affordable. For example, for 4 pizzas stuffed with 2 additions (each addition of our additions cost 2.5 euros) 2 coca-colas, 2 beers and 4 coffees. Price December 2023: 74 euros.

Per capita spending: between Medium-Low and Medium.

Pizzeria ristorante Bolongaro

The pizzeria at the Bolongaro restaurant is located along the shores of Lake Verbania Pallanza, just a short walk from the pier. From there, you can take boats to the islands and to Stresa.

It has an indoor room and an outdoor area available only in the summer and spring.

You can eat appetizers such as sea salad, octopus with fresh tomatoes, goat cheese, ham and melon, beef carpaccio with arugula and Grana Padano, bresaola and buffalo mozzarella. Or we have first courses such as penne all’arrabbiata, spaghetti aglio e olio e peperoncino, spaghetti alla carbonara, spaghetti allo scoglio, spaghetti with clams and lasagna. These are some examples.

As for fish, we have seconds of grilling, like grilled sole or mixed fried, both normal and lake perch, and so on.

Then we also have second courses of meat on the plate, such as grilled entrecôte, tartare with vegetables, or fillet of green pepper beef.

There’s a large selection of pizzas. The pizzas here at the Bolongaro are characteristically very thin. So they’re good for those who like this type of pizza, while those who love traditional Neapolitan pizza more are better off opting for another type of restaurant.

Average prices. For dinner in June 2024, an example would be a grilled fish, a grilled perch fillet, a side dish of grilled vegetables, a bottle of water, a glass of Prosecco, and two coffees, totaling sixty-one euros, including place settings.

Dalì Pizzeria Restaurant

The Dalí pizza restaurant is located on the lakeside of Verbania Intra, inside the old pier.

As soon as you arrive on the Intra lakefront, you immediately notice it as this former landing stage has a very particular and characteristic structure.

This restaurant has a lake view and has an internal room and an external area, including the pier, which was used for boarding boats. Clearly, the outdoor area is mainly used in spring and summer when the weather allows eating outside.

From the outdoor area on the lakefront, you have a direct view of the opposite shore of Lake Maggiore, on the Lombard shore. You can see Laveno here. You can clearly see the cableway that leads to the top of Mount Sasso del Ferro. Furthermore, you can observe the passage of ferries that cross the lake from the Intra shore and reach Laveno and vice versa. These boats mark the passage of time here on Lake Maggiore.

This pizza restaurant has various meat and fish dishes and a wide selection of pizzas, some more traditional and others with a more modern and refined combination of ingredients.

Location on Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/p8YMAQgWfQjXg8ue9

Average prices for the place

Here’s an example of a bill for a dinner in June 2024: a glass of Traminer, a bottle of still water, two place settings, a pizza (mortadella, Bronte pistachio, gorgonzola and fior di latte), a plate of roast beef with tartar sauce, a plate of grilled mixed vegetables, a seasonal fruit salad, and two coffees. Total: €53.30.

Osteria del Castello (Castle tavern)

Osteria del Castello, Piazza Castello, Verbania Intra. Location on Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/aZXM9cpzTkFghm1d9.

At the Osteria del Castello you can enjoy plates of local cured meats, platters of cheeses typical of our valleys (therefore with local cheeses from the area), Mocetta from Ossola and giardiniera from Canelli.

Pasta and soups, or even fish dishes such as octopus, potatoes and Taggiasche, lake and sea fish according to the catch of the day, Cantabrian anchovies with oregano, carpione fish from the lake, citrus fruits, red leg chops and crunchy vegetables or classics like buffalo aubergine parmesan flan with aubergine cherry tomatoes.

Also, salads for the summer period provide a complete dish. They also have selected meats. Especially when it comes to meat, there is a long list of types of meat with different cooking methods.

Here are some examples of meat dishes present in the restaurant:

  • Knife-made L’Albese – Piedmontese Fassona meat tartare
  • The castle’s veal tonnato – veal in tuna sauce
  • Fassona carpaccio with rocket and parmesan cream – Fassona carpaccio with rocket and parmesan cream
    Second courses
  • English roast beef with sauce – roast beef with sauce
  • Piedmontese tagliatelle with rocket – sliced ​​Piedmontese meat with rocket
  • Giulia meatball with sautéed potatoes – meatballs with sautéed potatoes
  • The American cut of Nebraska – American cut of meat from Nebraska
  • Grilled entrecote – grilled beef entrecote
  • The Piedmontese brown breed fillet – fillet of Piedmontese brown breed meat
  • The ‘marazzata’ Piedmontese rib – ‘marazzata’ Piedmontese meat rib

The strong point of this restaurant are the selected meats, especially the Piedmontese ones, and the typical local products such as cured meats, cheeses and lake fish. There are also classic Italian dishes, but they are aimed more at foreign audiences who want to taste traditional Italian dishes.

The restaurant environment is very pleasant, characterized by an authentic and traditional atmosphere. Outside are stone or metal tables with benches, protected by a patio overlooking Piazza Castello. The patio is covered with lush vegetation comprising wisteria, jasmine and Canadian grapes.

Average prices, considering the dishes offered, for example, a sliced ​​steak, a Piedmontese fillet, a glass of Pinot Noir red wine, a large bottle of water, a cheesecake, two coffees, and two place settings. Total: 67 euros.

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