Cantu Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Cantu

July 25, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Cantù is a city and comune in the Province of Como, located at the center of the Brianza zone in Lombardy. It is the second largest city in Brianza.
Things to do in Cantu

1. La Cadrega

Via Nobili Calvi 15, 22060 Montesolaro, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 031 781955
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 476 reviews

La Cadrega

Reviewed By exiledblue - Rovellasca, Italy

We have been waiting for a long time for this day to arrive. For a weekend, you need to book very early. Unfortunately for us our daughter was got sick on the way there so we couldn't actually relax at the table with one of us having to be constantly worrying about her
Whats to say? Food was very good, wine was reasonably priced, service was friendly and attentive,
Pasta was fresh and tasty, fiorentina was perfect and desserts tasty.
Only 1 comment, which was not a problem for us but maybe would be for some, was the lack of a menu and therefore prices. There was however a wine menu.
All in all we spent 210 for 3 antipasti, 2 primi, 2 fiorentina, 3 desserts, 2 bottles of valpolicella repasso, water and coffees. All good value.
We left a tip and I thought it was a nice touch that the waitress came out and said thanks

2. Restaurant Unico

Via Achille Grandi 32, 22063 Cantu, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$118 - HK$965 +39 031 700589
Excellent
35%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 353 reviews

Restaurant Unico

Within Hotel Axolute

Reviewed By Sandro666 - Milan, Lombardia, Italy

Not far from Milan and near Lake Como, one finds the city of Cantù. Near one of the roundabouts is a restaurant with Bar and hotel called Unico. The restaurant is downstairs and offers excellent traditional Italian cuisine as well as super pizzas. Upstairs one finds a chic bar with a great happy hour, where two of the bartenders Giorgio and Claudio mix up some of the best martinis I've ever had. Prices are very reasonable and the wine list is great. One of the best kept secrets in Lombardy. Give it a try! Cheers, Sandro Fazzolari, composer.

3. Ristorante Osteria La Vignetta

Via Ettore Brambilla 23, 22063 Cantu, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$204 - HK$345 +39 031 706286
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 639 reviews

Ristorante Osteria La Vignetta

Reviewed By Tom K - Venice, Italy

Brought there by friends from Cantù I've to confess, I cannot add anything new to the things the others wrote ! Just open thing: I come around a bit and there is nothing I hate more than figuring out that the "packaging" promised more than what you find. Here it is the opposite ! The risotti are just great in their sober but tasty way they come....The waiters and the owner gave me the feeling of having been there before.....Even I'm not nostalgic at all, the place gives you a feeling of turning the wheel a bit back in time......in a nice but not fake way !
Unfortunately I've to wait till my next business-trip there to return , but it is promised to do so !

4. Osteria il Gallo Nero

Via del Gattorano 1, 22070 Vertemate con Minoprio, Italy Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$385 - HK$581 +39 031 901998
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 315 reviews

Osteria il Gallo Nero

Reviewed By exiledblue - Rovellasca, Italy

We have looked at this restaurant for some time and happily finally got there.
The waitress, who I assume is the owner, is very informative and rightly clearly proud of her menu. We started with lardo with chestnuts and honey and a bacala/potato plate. Both were delicious. For primi we had a gnocchi cooked with a delicious cheese and a pasta again both were faultless and for a secondi I had tartar which was again presented well and most enjoyable. I wish the website was better as I could do the dishes more justice with their correct names and ingredients.
The restaurant was full and I suspect it often is as and there is a young man assisting the owner who should be empowered to do a little more perhaps taking responsibility for desserts and coffees allowing her to spend more time with the tables who are ordering.
A very nice dinner in a very nice restaurant with jazz in the background, we will undoubtedly return.....Not a place to take young children!

5. Ristorante Il Garibaldi

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 13, 22063 Cantu, Italy Reservations Italian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 031 351 4658
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 179 reviews

Ristorante Il Garibaldi

Reviewed By r_deveth - Leuven, Belgium

A few years ago, we first visited this restaurant - by accident really. However, the experience was so good, this is now our favorite Italian restaurant - bar none! So each time we visit Italy, we travel to Cantu to have a wonderful meal.

6. Il Giardinet

Via Rebecchino 10, 22063 Cantu, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner +39 031 712686
Excellent
40%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 162 reviews

Il Giardinet

Reviewed By LA-Italia - Los Angeles, CA

Very pretty restaurant, with lots of rooms. We sat facing the garden (appropriately enough). Very light and bright. I had the pumpkin ravioli with truffle cream sauce. VERY good. My father had a very simple spaghetti with tomatoes. They cost the same. Huh? Mine was a very good deal, his (while tasty), not so much. Oh well. Very small menu, so don't expect a ton of choices. And there is no wine list. Essentially, you walk by a wall of bottles and pick one. Umm, ok. So this means I have to ask how much each bottle costs?
My plate alone was 4*, but the combo of my father's simple dish costing the same, and no wine list at all, brings it down a star.

7. Al Torchio

Piazza Castello 4, 22060 Carimate, Italy Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$385 - HK$581 +39 031 791486
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

Al Torchio

Reviewed By lyndamacIreland - Ireland

Head waiter very pleasant and spoke good English. Food was excellent, but not cheap, but then there are no bargains in Northern Italy!! so be prepared to pay more for everything. Lovely touches to our meal and free lemoncello after, nice touch. Staff did everything to make our meal memorable and it was. Thank you Al Torchio.

8. Park Hotel

Via Venticinque Aprile 14, 22060 Figino Serenza, Italy Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Seafood Lunch +39 031 780792
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 97 reviews

Park Hotel

Reviewed By Exp_Trav_9 - Brasil/Suiça

Excellent choice of Italian menus, carefully cooked and presented, at moderate prices. We went there for a family dinner, and even with small children, were very friendly served. Modern style of interior, modern equipment in kitchen. We tried taglierini, risotto, and fish, all of it excellent. For finding Figino-Serenza, 15 km south of Como, we recommend a GPS-navigator. We stayed at the Villa Argenta, close by, under the same management, and were very satisfied.

9. La Muraglia

Via Dante 22, 22063 Cantu, Italy Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$243 +39 031 714155
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 332 reviews

La Muraglia

Reviewed By lucoh99 - como

I suggest this restaurant to everyone who wishes to eat Chinese food in the neighborhood.
The restaurant consists of a three-zones ambient which mix classical Chinese vases and touches and modern, Italian furniture and touches.
The environment is actually quite simple and not particularly pretentious.
The service is ready, accurate, fast and very friendly, although sometimes too hasty, and the dishes, all prepared with care.
The raw materials, it is to say, are a bit the ones you can find in all Chinese restaurants, with some additions of fresh vegetables or other dishes of the day.
For an evening Chinese in the area, however, definitely recommend it, because I've appreciated most of the dishes, moreover the dumplings, the soy pasta, the fish dishes, and the vegetables.

10. Trattoria Carlito's

Via Venti Settembre 6, 22060 Cucciago, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 031 787769
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 291 reviews

Trattoria Carlito's

Reviewed By Tom K - Venice, Italy

If friends from the area wouldn't had brought there. The trattoria is like the little town: small and cosy ! Stroll a bit around , that makes space for the food you'll get ! The fried "gnocco" (some kind of empty fritters of bread dough) come with the cold cut's of very good quality, the wine of the house goes well with it !
The kitchen is very down to earth, feeling a bit visiting the aunt which cooks well .
Better book the place, locals love it (almost everybody is knowing everybody).
Fausto will have certainly some joke or gag ready...certainly in Cantù-dialect .
Cannot wait to return !

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