L’Ideale is a great value, non-tourist restaurant in Como. Having struggled to find good food for a reasonable price, we were happy to find L’Ideale just a ten-minute walk from the Hilton Lake Como.

The interior is modern, eclectic but also cosy.

Each table has a different ornament – ours was this dog.

A bottle of Sicilian red wine (Nero d’Avola) €24. Water €3. Some nice bread was included in the cover charge of €2 per person.

We had very good ravioli €13 and seafood pasta €13.

The Napoli pizza €8 was really excellent.

On our second visit, we tried one of the speciality pizzas €16. That was a little strange and I would stick to their classic pizza menu.

I’d recommend L’Ideale when visiting Como and especially if you are staying at the Hilton Lake Como.

Piazza Giovanni Paolo II 21

+39 031 224 2969