The island of Comacina in Lake Como is cursed. Possibly because some participants in the Fourth Crusade, which destroyed Byzantium, deployed from there; possibly because of inter-city state rivalries in the middle ages. In any event, for more than 50 years, the Locanda restaurant has been redeeming the island’s history.
The Locanda is casual and welcoming. On any given day, there are families with children at one table, young couples at another, and groups of friends of various ages, shapes and sizes. The service is unpretentious and fast, the portions are huge.