Restaurants

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 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. …
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…
Osteria in Gardone Riviera

Antico Brolo

If you’re a considering a date night, Antico Brolo is the place for you, with seating in an intimate walled courtyard or better still on a tiny balcony frothing with pink geraniums overlooking Gardone. The food is a…
Modern Italian in Salò

Antica Trattoria alle Rose

Go with the flow in this elegant trattoria where Rosanna Faè and Gianni Briarava have been turning out contemporary, local cuisine for 25 years. Say yes to the parade of mixed antipasti – the zucchini souffle in a p…
Steak in Valtenesi

Ristorante Fior di Loto

Describing Fior di Loto as a steakhouse is criminal given the Rolls Royce selection of meat cuts aged between 25 and 40 months. Ten different cuts of meat are displayed in the counter like finely veined pieces of ma…
Contemporary Italian in Gargnano

Ristorante Lido

The sleek, modern Lido is a perfect lunch location, its terrace thrust out over the lake shaded by a pergola and ancient olive tree. Chef Gramatica's dishes are similarly simple and pared back: fish carpaccio drizzl…
Osteria in Salò

Osteria dell'Orologio

This osteria has a fancy feel, pleasant service and tries to specialise in local lake and mountain fare. First courses are mostly excellent homemade pastas including strangolapreti – Trentino-style spinach gnocchi; …
Italian in Gardone Riviera

Locanda Agli Angeli

A shaded terrace, rattan chairs and burgundy tablecloths set the scene for some classic Lake Garda cooking. Tempting choices include veal ravioli, sardines with potatoes and herbs, and fettuccine with smoked eel. As…
Osteria in Toscolano-Maderno

Osteria Gatto D'Oro

This funky-rustic place has shunned the sometimes bland, traditional style of an Italian eatery and added tons of colour to proceedings. But it's no gimmick to hide second-rate food – the pastas are to die for and t…