Restaurant Il Crotto, serving the best grilled meat in the village of Lierna since 1892

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The best grilled meat on the shores of Lake Lecco

Between the restful green of the plane trees, just a few steps from Lake Como, lies Ristorante il Crotto. We serve delicious, typical Lombardy cuisine, enhanced with the flair of our experienced family chefs. Our rustic and cosy restaurant is ideal for big family gatherings or romantic evening meals. At the heart of the excellence of Restaurant Crotto is the passion for work and the history that links the Cattaneo family to the restaurant. Perfecting the recipes over the years, at Il Crotto you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes: delicious starters, fresh pasta, fish seconds and grilled meat cooked in the main hall, followed by handmade desserts. And the view of the lake from our terrace is unmissable in the warm summer months.

Menù of the Crotto di Lierna

Discover our menu: from handmade pasta to our grilled meat or fish. Finally, don't miss our desserts, all home-made!

Discover the history of the Crotto

Our passion for catering has very distant roots: since 1892 a family history that has maintained traditions over time.

Itineraries and natural paths

Crotto di Lierna is a crossroads for many paths that run along the lake. Taxi boat service for those arriving from the lake.

Events and Ceremonies

You can celebrate an anniversaries at the Crotto di Lierna in a traditional location surrounded by the lake and its mountains

130 years

We have been serving the highest quality in food and service since 1892

Il Crotto: the ideal location for special occasions

If you are looking for a unique place to celebrate a special occasion in the area, Crotto is the place. We offer spacious and welcoming rooms, a wonderful terrace overlooking Lake Como, a large grill in the centre of the main hall where dishes are prepared and cooked in view, and parking shaded by plane trees for over 180 years. You will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in local nature and history, by following the famous hiking path that leads from Lecco to Colico around the mountain. Nearby you can also visit the Longobard Castle of Lierna or the famous Riva Bianca and Riva Nera.

Gastronomic break of excellence.

With us you can immerse yourself in true Italian nature and history by sampling our excellent traditional dishes, made using local ingredients using our family recipes.

A truly unique place.

The restaurant itself was once an old inn and guesthouse which has now been transformed into our cosy and rustic venue- where you can enjoy wonderful views of Lake Como and taste our specialties: appetisers, fresh pasta dishes, meat grilled in the centre of the main room. A truly unique place.

Visiting Lierna? Do not miss the pasta dishes served at Ristorante Il Crotto

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Reviews on web

Here you will find the opinion of our customers after putting us to the test. don’t forget to leave us a review after you come to Crotto di Lierna.

"Pranzo a meta’ del Cammino del Viandante al Crotto: mai scelta fu piu’ azzeccata! Tagliolini al Tartufo di Norcia seguito da cialda di mandorle e nocciole con mousse ai tre cioccolati. Semplicemente deliziosi! Servizio cortese e impeccabile (cameriera signora Coca). Chiedete le bruschette alle erbe del posto: veramente notevoli.

Matteo D

"Un posto delizioso per una domenica a pranzo. Lo staff è stato davvero gentile e amichevole - nonostante il nostro arrivo alle 14 senza prenotazione - e ci ha accolto con crostini e aperitivo di benvenuto. Abbiamo preso 3 primi e un secondo, tutto squisito! Sicuramente da ritornarci

Elisabetta S.
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"Our first meal out in Lierna yesterday (24/08/18) and we could not have made a better choice. The team accommodated us despite not booking in advance on a Friday night and the food is wholesome, very tasty, and good value for money. Check out the home made sorbets. You will not regret it!.

Katrina C
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