The history

La costruzione del Crotto risale a più di cento anni fa, fu infatti fondato nel 1870.
The construction of the Crotto dates back over a hundred years ago, it was in fact founded in 1870. The first owner mr. Taiana, was a bricklayer and decided to raise the building by using the upper floor as a home for seasonal vacationers until 1925. The place soon became a meeting place for residents, peasants, gourmets and travelers. Subsequently the Crotto was sold to Mr. Colombo who together with his son further expanded the structure. From 1978 until today the management has been taken over by two Valtellinese partners who carry on with passion and attention the centenary gastronomic history of the Crotto del lupo in collaboration with the GA Gastronomic Advice.

The place

Located on the Cardina hill and immersed in a suggestive green setting, the Crotto is easily accessible from both Italy and Switzerland. The area is considered one of the most beautiful "Larian Walks" in the Como mountains. A balcony on Lake Como where shade, good air, tranquility and breathtaking views make it a corner of peace and relaxation for all visitors.

The Crotto

The restaurant offers to its guests a large, recently refurbished flowered terrace which, in the hot season, allows you to taste the dishes while enjoying the fresh climate and the scents of the surrounding woods. Internally the restaurant is composed of three cozy dining rooms furnished in a rustic style. The main room can comfortably accommodate up to 50 people and it has a very impressive stone fireplace. Last but not least, you cannot miss the traditional stone cellar typical of the Crotto where, thanks to the constant temperature, the precious wines and cheeses of the Valtellina are kept. The Crotto del lupo is ideal for business dinners and lunches, birthdays, communions and for any other type of event.

The kitchen

Let yourself be conquered by the taste of tradition. In our restaurant togehter with typical Valtellina dishes you will find a selection of fish specialties. The best selection of local cold cuts, carpaccio, "sciatt", cheeses and porcini mushrooms. In addition to the traditional Valtellina pizzoccheri, the former also offer tagliatelle, risotto and the renowned "Chef little kisses" bignè filled with fontina, sauce with porcini mushrooms, cream and tomato. In the latter courses, the shin with baked potatoes could not be missing, a selection of meats cooked on "pioda", seasonal game and a selection of lake and sea fish. Homemade desserts will accompany you sweetly thanks to the refined and delicate flavors. The menu proposals are constantly updated based on the seasonality of the products.

The cellar

What's better than a real stone cellar to store wine. Thanks to the constant humidity in all seasons, this environment allows you to keep all the organoleptic properties of the grapes intact, always guaranteeing a very high level of wine tasting. Come and discover the uniqueness of our Valtellina wines accompanied by a wide selection of the best white and red wines from all the Italian regions.

Book your table

Fill in the fields on the side and send us your booking request. You will be contacted as soon as possible for confirmation. If you need a particular menu due to food intolerances, let us know and we will be happy to meet your requests.

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