Il Pinguino: . . . we all scream for ice cream!
Whilst strolling down Via Cavour to find the lake, I walked past this ice cream shop then doubled back to make a purchase!!
I had ananas (pineapple), vaniglia (vanilla) and stracciatella. All I can say is "Yummmm-y"!!
I was served with a smile and the price was average - I was one happy lady!
It was nice continuing me stroll eating gelato!
It's a pick-up and go shop, so there is no seating facilities. They also sell drinks and slushes.
Caffe’ & Caffe’: coffe lover's delight
Its not really a restaraunt, but its just a really nice place to hang out and talk. They have lots of (delicious) variations of coffee, as well as tea, and a big selection of coffee accessories for sale (as well as chocolate!).
They also have a set of advertisement postcards that you write and they will send FOR you... which is a great thing imho; they advertise, and you keep in touch :)
there is also have another location in Como, but i can't comment on that because i haven't been there yet.
Favorite Dish: I love the Anise tea and Giandiuotto coffee. My good friend Filippo loves the cappucino specialties and the hot chocolate.
Risotrante-Pizzeria Acquario: Lakeside Aquarium
Its the percfect example of your basic italian pizzeria and food, only it offers a nice view of the lake (although there is a road between the dehor and the actual lakeside). Good food at good prices, only you have to walk a bit along the lungo lago (lakeside road), which one of the reasons its not as expensive as the restaurants along the lake in the city center.
Basically, this is a pizzeria, but you can also order all the other dishes. However, pizzas are the best, truly delicious!!
I forgot the name of this restaurant, unfortunately, but it's also a small hotel at the same time, and not exactly in the center of Lecco, but maybe 5 minutes drive on the lakeside on the way up to Varenna.
The view is really lovely, and the staff is very kind and friendly!