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Ristorante Hotel Al Sorriso, Soriso

18 Via Roma
Lake Orta
Italy 28010
Tel: 39 0322 983 228's insider take:

Nestled in the tiny village of Soriso, five miles south of Orta San Giulio, Al Sorriso is spelled with a double "r" because sorriso means "smile" in Italian. And gourmets have reason to grin, since this is one of the few restaurants in Italy with three Michelin stars (it's also one of Italy's most expensive). Chef Luisa Valazza changes her menu to make use of the freshest local ingredients, in dishes like ravioli with goat cheese filling, or crostini with polenta, onions, roses, foie gras, and pomegranate seeds. The dining room is just as over-the-top, with silver, crystal, candlelight, and mirrors with gilt botanical prints.

Open Wednesdays through Sundays ; closed for three weeks in late January.

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