Ristorante Imperialino

4.5
46 reviews
€51 and over
Italian
Our cuisine:
It express the desire to offer Simply Good Italian cuisine, not trivial, not pushed towards the excess of technique, and therefore recognizable in colors, scents and flavors. An essential simplicity, the use of a few, easily recognizable ingredients for each dish and identifiable by our senses.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 46 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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wanderingdervish
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner. Food was good. Location is fantastic. View of the lake is amazing. Food is excellent. But I felt discriminated. I was given a table that was set far back while all white couples and families were offered table with better views. I feel it was either racial discrimination or perhaps because I was alone. I tried very hard to enjoy the evening but I couldn’t get this out if my head. Ideally I should have walked out but I stayed. Except the manager, the rest of the service was good. I will not return to the restaurant.

Ristorante Imperialino
Responded on 24 August 2020

I am very sorry for the feeling you had in the evening with us. I want to assure you that this company has no racial prejudice. I'm sure you have seen some of us with different skin color. The real problem is the lack of attention towards you. The restaurant manager did not understand your discomfort and his mistake ruined your evening here. As you wrote, everything else was excellent. Your review has given us the opportunity to improve and I really hope we can have a second chance to prove it

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vipBill
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way, terrific wine list, and what a view! Highly recommended.

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RossL
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We got the chefs tasting menu. The first coarse was scallops and was really good. Second was a pasta dish that was too salty and the third was a fish and chips that was was not good. The oil that they fried in was rancid.

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NicolaP
Italy
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice location, friendly service and exquisite food.

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Doryssima
Italy
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location favolosa, menu’ eccezionale, gentilezza, servizio impeccabile, cortesia, disponibilita’. Perfetto!

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GuillaumeDh
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with my girlfriend on Tuesday 3rd and it was spectacular. I have asked a romantic table as it was our first time in Italy, and I was very surprised to have a very private table.
Service was discreet and polite, food was excellent, would totally recommend to anyone for special occasion.

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vipAdrianaM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The location is great and we got one of the best tables by the water. However, it was my birthday and I was expecting something like a candle when I ordered dessert. I guess that is not something they do in Italy? Also, our waitress was not very knowledgeable on the menu. In addition, I ordered the Riso e persico reale alla moltrasina and I got a bone in my throat. I mentioned that to the waitress and she could not care less. I mean, she could have give me some advise on how to handle that.

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SammyA
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Scenery lovely food and amazing staff made us feel very welcome and extra special as it was my Husbands Birthday would definitely recommend and return ! Thank you .

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PaoloP
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesca e Mattia superlativi.
Cena eccellente. Vongole squisite.

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vipeatforromance
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We had reservations with open table and I had gone to check this restaurant out earlier that day and confirm our reservations.
Upon arriving on time at 8 pm, there were three tables for two available. We asked for the middle table for two that sat in the open upper level .
We were left standing there while a loud argument started up with a “Prima Donna” SERVER who was saving the table for “someone” and argued with the Maiter D
For 5 minutes. I mean loud yelling from this server walking back and forth yelling in Italian. She asked us to sit at another table. We said no, we had reservations and the table we wanted was open. Other servers and the Maiter D tried to talk to her, but she still carried on. Finally, the Maiter D allowed us to sit down at the table. It was so awkward and I was embarrassed. We were dressed up for our anniversary and we were looking forward to a fun dinning experience with a great view of the lake.
Because it was her table, she had to wait on us and it was awful. I was so upset, that it ruined what was to be a very special night for us. I have never been treated so rudely at a restaurant. I myself owed an Italian restaurant for years and would never allow a server to treat any customer like this.

We ordered wine and sea bass for two and shared a risotto appetizer. The bill came to $150. It was a waste of money. The food was mediocre.
Instead of dinning here, Go to a place right next to it called “The Veranda”. Food, service and prices were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Italy
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Not professional service. Waiter dropped oil on the table without taking any remediation. We had to ask to cover the spot. The rest of the service was ok though. Food was smooth and not particularly tasting/seasoned. Location is just great and very nice. Seats were very uncomfortable.

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DanW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited Ristorante Imperialino whilst on our honeymoon. It also happened to be my wife’s birthday. I let them know before hand and they arranged a beautiful table in a pergola next to the lake offering the most romantic views, especially when a storm was brewing further down the lake. The service was excellent with our waitress wishing my wife a happy birthday, and being very attentive during the whole evening. The rest of the waiting staff were equally as brilliant. The food was fantastic, we ordered from every course and had the shared sea bass for the main event. This was expertly filleted at the table by our waitress. All in all an unforgettable experience for the celebration, made perfect by all the waiting staff and chefs of the Ristorante Imperialino.

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vipStuartC
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My wife’s birthday- venue fantastic and able to easily park in the hotel opposite. Service v good despite a new member of staff dropping a bottle of water on the table - was dealt with by an army of staff who descended the table, stripped it in minutes and brought out everything from fresh including drinks. Food good not amazing but atmosphere was top drawer :) will return

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SilviaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Very nice place, food not at the same level of the location

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vipLoner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super view

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Amazing location on the lake, Dolce vita atmosphere.
Wine selection really interesting, with great signatures from famous Italian winemakers.
Food is close to great but need some improvements to be at such price level.
A we could expect a better service from people. Explain what you are going to eat, the wine you are going to drink with the "degustation" menu.
Few things that could make this place unforgettable.
Nevertheless, don't hesitate to experience this amazing place.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely terrible experience at this restaurant. We tried to order cocktails and the servers were visibly annoyed. Then they brought us aperitivos, explaining they were courtesy of the chef, and proceeded to charge us for them ($42 euro for something we didn’t order). We had an appetizer and immediately left at how bad the experience and the food was. Would not recommend ever. Highly overpriced.

Ristorante Imperialino
Responded on 10 August 2019

Dear Guest, I think your review will not give to other people the correct idea about the restaurant. You order the drinks and those were charged on the bill. The food that was brought to you with the drinks was complimentary. I'm sorry the staff gave you such a bad feeling. I hope there will be a second chance to have you here and give you the most wonderful experience. Please contact me if you with to book, Best Regards, Umberto Butti

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KiziaM
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 out of 10 dining experience. Between the world class food, impeccable and friendly service, the most breathtaking and romantic setting there is absolutely nothing to fault. Would recommend to anyone traveling to Lake Como.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely dinner in a super enchanting environment

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HUERLIMANNK
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we sued to visit your restaurant frequently in previous years. but about 2 years ago you changed the chef de cuisine and Food became too sofisticated and for us just a chef's show.
so we stood away for about 2 years and made a trial again last Friday andwere positively surprised to find a resonable choice of tasty dishes.again.
the only thing: the way you describe your dishes is misleading and easily misunderstood. e.g. you offer
scallpos with asparagus: we found 4 / 5 scallops well prepared, but only 2 little bits of baby asparagus, totaly hidden under a huge bunch of green salad, I expected to be served asparagus together with the scallops not a platter stuffed with green salad.

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GiuliaF
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ho molto apprezzato sia il servizio, elegante e mai invadente, e la qualità del cibo.
Giulia

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Gianfry
Italy
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Posto bello, piatti ben presentati e con materie prime d eccellenza..il tutto in una location romantica e suggestiva .. coccolanti da un servizio presente ed elegante

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JohnC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here on our first evening staying at Grand Hotel Imperiale. It was excellent, the food, wine, service everything. I dined at Theoria (Michelin *) as well during my stay and I would consider Imperiale on a par and certainly would return over when considering the price differential. An excellent restaurant, in an excellent location.

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OpenTable Diner
Italy
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience!
The food was amazing and the service was sensational!
Highly recommend this restaurant friendly attentive staff ,excellent food in a beautiful location!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fine-dining restaurant in Moltrasio with a very nice lake view, this is definitely a place for a special occasion. The service was impeccable. The fish and sea food dishes were perfectly made. The price was more than adequate for the quality offered, in fact we even got a 20% discount because we stayed at the hotel. We really enjoyed it and hope to be back next time we visit lake Como!

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YijiaoZ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and service from the waitstaff. We celebrated my fiancées birthday and they were very accommodating in making it special. It was extremely easy to book through open table.

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Doryssima
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Location strepitosa, ristorante pieds dans l’eau, vista impareggiabile sul lago, ambiente raffinato, belle tovaglie, personale giovane molto disponibile, cortese, educato. Il servizio forse un po’ troppo veloce, nel senso che avevamo appena terminato la pietanza, che ci veniva portato via il piatto. Il pane e’ stato portato via senza chiederci se prendevamo un secondo piatto, per cui al momento dell’ordinazione del formaggio, hanno dovuto riportarlo dimenticandosi pero’ il piattino individuale. Mangiate 3 focaccine contenute nel cestino del pane, e alla richiesta di una quarta, erano terminate. A mio avviso non ricco assortimento dei desserts, tra i quali uno era anche terminato. Prezzo giusto, porzioni minimal. La posizione pero’ appaga la mente e il cuore e si sorvola sul sevizio, da perfezionare in piccoli dettagli.

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CJ89
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant great food and amazing views. Very romantic! 9/10...wish they had a few more meat options for the mains, otherwise faultless.

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ViaggiatoreG
Italy
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

#laperfezionesullago

un'esperienza meravigliosa! location spettacolare, servizio perfetto con ottima carta vini e cibo davvero ottimo e ricercato, il miglior ristorante sul lago di Como, assolutamente da provare.

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RobertoM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant.
Was there for my wedding anniversary and everything was perfect, from food to service and ..
lake view (literally at 1 meter)

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BertB
Italy
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening tasting the local food. Somewhat expensive though.

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Lydiavd
Italy
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, because of the beautiful view and the good menu. We would recommend a dinner or lunch at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow...best meal on Como! Staff impeccable on every level. Food and wine selection excellent. Views of the lake the absolute best.. Highly recommend...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A parte il cocktail di frutta che non era molto bevibile tutto il resto era perfetto

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MarinaD
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had a wonderful solo evening at Ristorante Imperialino. The ambiance is absolutely stunning, with gorgeous views over Lake Como. I tried the traditional menu, which consisted of mostly local ingredients. The staff were friendly, welcoming and made sure I was comfortable and enjoying myself throughout the evening - thank you!

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massimo
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

location fantastica,cibo e vino davvero ottimi, personale professionale ed efficiente. ho apprezzato che nel menu non ci fosse solo pesce di lago ma anche proposte di mare. ottima la amuse bouche. una leggera incomprensione sul vino è stata gestita perfettamente con la sostituzione del calice offerto dalla casa. congratulazioni

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Francesco
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luogo eccezionale vista meravigliosa ottima accoglienza e il personale estremamente Cortese preparato e professionale

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversario di matrimonio

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StefaniaL
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location stupenda con una vista da sogno, pietanze ottime con impiattamenti da capolavoro e spiegazione di ogni portata. Personale di sala cordiali, preparati e sempre sorridenti. Davvero serata meravigliosa.

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Ironbeast75
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, beautiful place, everything was ok

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Ristorante Imperialino is rated 4.5 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.