Lake Garda & Around restaurants

Top Choice Lombard in Lake Garda & Around

Dal Pescatore

Petals of egg pasta frame slices of guinea fowl caramelised in honey saffron; silky tortellini are stuffed to bursting with pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and candied mostarda (fruit in a sweet-mustard sauce). You practi…
Top Choice Barbecue in Malcesine

Speck Stube

You could be forgiven for thinking you’d just arrived in rural Bavaria at this popular Lake Garda haunt. On sunny days, multitudes of bikers and motorists pull over to tuck into sizzling meat straight off the grill …
Top Choice Italian in Sirmione

Ristorante Il Girasole

Sirmione’s best dining experience excels in congenial, well-organised service and traditional food skilfully executed. The three-ingredient cacio e pepe (pasta with cheese and pepper) topped with black truffles migh…
Top Choice Italian in Riva del Garda & Around

Restel de Fer

Set in a quiet residential quarter, this family-run locanda (inn) feels like dropping by a friend's rustic-chic house: expect worn leather armchairs, copper cooking pots and a suit of armour greeting you at the door…
Top Choice Agriturismo in Valtenesi

Agriturismo i Vegher

Well worth the journey along unsurfaced roads and the long booking lead times (book at least a month in advance for holiday weekends, otherwise about two weeks), I Vegher is a place you'll want to arrive at hungry. …
Top Choice Gastronomy in Sirmione

La Rucola 2.0

Calf brains, sea urchins and pigeon breast are some of the more exotic offerings at this Michelin-starred affair tucked behind Sirmione's castle. The place first opened in 1972, but a recent makeover has brought it …
Top Choice Trattoria in Salò

Al Cantinone

It's well worth heading just a few streets back from the waterfront to track down this friendly neighbourhood trattoria, home to gingham tablecloths, fabulous cooking smells and a clutch of regulars playing cards in…
Top Choice Osteria in Riva del Garda & Around

Osteria Le Servite

Tucked away in Arco's wine-growing region, this elegant little osteria (tavern) serves dishes that are so seasonal the menu changes weekly. You might be eating mimosa gnocchi, tender salmerino (Arctic char) or organ…
Top Choice Seafood in Desenzano del Garda

La Goccia Trattoria

Positioned well back from the lake front, La Goccia is a fantastic find, especially for fish lovers. With a chef who hails from Puglia you can expect the freshest seafood carpaccio followed by fragrant home-made pas…
Gastronomy in Gargnano

La Tortuga

Despite its homey appearance Michelin-starred La Tortuga serves a sophisticated menu without undue pomp and ceremony. Appreciative diners at its handful of tables enjoy Garda classics such as pasta with lake perch i…