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Restaurant • Fine Dining

Locanda di Orta

Locanda di Orta

Located in the beautiful village of San Giulio and overlooking the lake of the same name, Locanda di Orta is a cosy, intimate restaurant that creates simple yet exquisite dishes using local ingredients and traditional recipes. Awarded a Michelin star in 2018, this restaurant takes guests on a gastronomic journey to the past while surprising them with unique and exotic flavours throughout.

Locanda di Orta

Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Andrea Monesi

Andrea Monesi
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Chef Andrea Monesi was born in Novara in 1991 and since he was a child has had a keen interest and passion for food and the many different ways that ingredients can be used. Standing in his family kitchen, he observed his parents cooking and decided there and then that this would be the career path that he would follow.

1 Michelin Star

Mediterranean cuisine

Locally sourced ingredients

Locanda di Orta

Locates in a beautiful building covered in wisteria and dating back to the 1800s, Locanda di Orta is a small, intimate restaurant that serves Mediterranean cuisine, rooted in Italian tradition but with some exotic, international twists. The decor of the restaurant fully embraces the foliage theme of the exterior with floral motifs adorning the walls and the ceiling and provides a cosy place to dine.

Locanda di Orta’s Cuisine

The cuisine at Locanda di Orta focuses on recovering recipes and flavours that evoke personal memories from childhood and the comfort of the family kitchen. The menu is packed with exciting, flavoursome dishes that combine locally sourced ingredients, traditional recipes and a selection of exotic flavours to create a taste explosion for all of the senses. A five-course taster menu is a perfect way to experience the cuisine with a selection of the restaurant’s signature dishes by chef Andrea Monesi and paired with wine from the extensive wine list that boasts over 600 different wines.


The historic building that houses the Locanda di Orta is in the heart of the village of San Giulio and overlooks the pretty Ragazzoni Square. The hotel has nine rooms including three junior suites with a whirlpool bath and a terrace that overlooks the square. Hospitality and comfort are the focus of this hotel with exceptional, attentive service and a relaxing environment that embraces the history and elegance of the building. Indulge in a delicious breakfast on the rooftop terrace in the morning and dine in the Michelin-star restaurant in the evening and enjoy the stunning views of the lake.



Locanda di Orta Via Olina 18 28016 Orta San Giulio Italy


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Opening times

Monday 12:30-14:00
Thursday 12:30-14:00
Friday 12:30-14:00
Saturday 12:30-14:00
Sunday 12:30-14:00

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