Il Sorpasso Wine Bar takes its name from the cinematic masterpiece created in 1962 by Dino Risi, featuring the great performances of Vittorio Gassman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, and Catherine Spaak. In this movie, the director explores the different personalities of the characters, bringing them to life as well-rounded figures: just like a glass of fine wine that reveals its complexity.

Our inspiration arises from both a passion for race cars and high-quality wines. Located in one of the most charming spots on the shores of Lake Maggiore, Il Sorpasso Wine Bar was founded in 2004 in Laveno Mombello, a delightful bay in the province of Varese characterized by a lively and electrifying atmosphere and serving both as the starting and ending point for several people coming from different places.

Cars can overwhelm you with emotions, ignite passions and rivalries. Driving a race car is a true explosion of sensations. If you think about it, wine isn't so different, it's just enclosed in a more intimate, delicate sphere, like a long breath with closed eyes.

This is the soul of Il Sorpasso Wine Bar, the perfect place to share a glass of wine while admiring the breathtaking view of the Gulf of Laveno nestled between the mountains and the beautiful Lake Maggiore.


Giovanni Barisi


Russell Lalli


Massimiliano Desogus

Massimiliano Desogus

Head Bartender