An Artist’s Place

Where to eat and have a drink

This is where we eat, drink and buy food!

Here is a list of restaurants and bars in Como that we like to enjoy when we have some free time: we hope you will enjoy them too!

After the recent freedom limitations opening hours can vary from place to place: we always suggest to call before visiting any of these places so that you are sure about their updated opening hours.

For a nice breakfast, a piadina or even a pasta at any time of the day.

Margherita Piadineria Caffetteria

Via Lega Insurrezionale, 9 – just in front of the apartment on the corner with via Maurizio Monti, 1 minute walking

Phone +39 320 492 2315

Il pane di Tina Beretta

Via Rusconi, 22, 10 minutes walking – homemade food, eat on site as much as you need as everything is by the weight; you can also buy to take away.

Phone +39 031 267 096


Drinks & Cocktails

The best cocktails in town!


Via Dante Alighieri, 67 – 5 minutes walking

Phone +39 031 207 3860


If wine is your passion…

Il Sorso Enoteca Winebar

Piazza Alessandro Volta, 8 – 7 minutes walking

Phone +39 031 431 0943


If beer is your passion…

Il Birrvico

Via Borgo Vico, 28 – 15 minutes walking

Phone +39 334 9813642

Italian food & pizza

Osteria del Gallo

It is warmly suggested to reserve a table, especially at lunch!

A truly Italian osteria – 10 minutes walking

Via Vitani, 16

Phone +39 031 272 591


Quatar Pass

A really small restaurant where you can eat fish – 20/25 minutes walking, better to reserve as it is really small.

Viale Borgovico, 178

Phone +39 031 571944



A really small restaurant where you can specialities from Umbria (central Italy) – 10 minutes walking, kitchen is usually open till late (10:30-11:00) call to confirm.

Via Albertolli 5

Phone +39 031 203 0301


Cardamomo Pizzeria

Reservations are not accepted, we suggest to get there at 19:30, when they open so you will be first in the line

Organic flour and ingredients, wood oven, italian/marocchin fusion pizza: we love it! – 10 minutes walking

Via Carloni 2 f/g

Phone +39 031 301 919

Ice Cream & pastry

Gelateria Rossetti

Best Ice cream in town – 10 minutes walking

Via Muralto, 2A

Phone +39 333 947 5412


Pasticceria Dolciamo

A great pastry shop – 20 minutes walking

Via Borgo Vico, 104

Phone +39 412 2799


International food

Sakura Sushi

Real Japanese food prepared by a Japanese chef! – 20 minutes walking

It is warmly suggested to reserve a table!

Viale Innocenzo XI, 30

Phone +39 031 240 221



Great Indian food prepared with love – 10 minutes by car

It is warmly suggested to reserve a table!

Piazza San Rocco, 8

Phone +39 031 261 642


Middle East

The flavours and the fragrances of the Middle East, next to Como Lake – 7 minutes walking

Eat there or take away

Piazza Matteotti 5

Phone +39 031 300 623


We haven’t tried them but they were suggested by friends

Figli dei fiori

Flower shop, Bistrot and Osteria. Can be pricy, check the menu beforehands – 20 minutes walking

Via Borgo Vico, 34

Phone +39 031 571 077


Osteria La Tana dei Pescatori

Only Fish – 10 minutes walking, tables also outside – 10 minutes walking

Via Alessandro Volta, 41

Phone +39 031 207 3188


Lo storico

Probably the oldest in town – 7 minutes walking, tables also outside

Is pricey: check the menu!

Via Filippo Juvara, 14

Phone +39 031 260 193


Osteria Dal Pain

Here you can eat typical dishes from this area – 10 minutes walking, tables also outside.

Piazza Amendola Giovanni 4

Phone +39 031 306270


Cooking at home?

If you want to prepare your own meals, you can find everything you need in these mini and super markets.

NaturaSi – MiniMarket all organic products

You can also buy food they prepare daily, including cakes and delicious bread – 15 minutes walking

Via Gerolamo Borsieri 21, 22100 Como CO

Phone +39 031 241740


If you have a car this is the best option, about 7 minutes by car from the apartment:



Via Carloni Ang, Via Solone Ambrosoli – 7 minutes by car

Phone +39 031 337 0134


If you don’t have a car, or for a quick shopping, the closest market to the Artist Place is a Carrefour Express, located in the basement of a building right after the Duomo (main church):

Carrefour Express

Via Pietro Boldoni 3 – 7 minutes walking

Phone +39 031 275 9222


Another Carrefour downtown:

Carrefour Express

Via Diaz, 99 – 10 minutes walking

Phone +39 031 241330


Open 24/7 Carrefour Market:

Carrefour Market

Via Fratelli Recchi, 18 – 15 minutes walking

Phone +39 031 570895

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