Restel de Fer

Italian in Riva del Garda & Around

Going to the restaurant at this family-run locanda (inn) feels like dropping by a friend's rustic-chic house: expect worn leather armchairs, copper cooking pots and glinting blue glass. The menu focuses on seasonal, local delicacies such as rabbit wrapped in smoked mountain ham, char with crayfish, and veal with Monte Baldo truffles.

Upstairs, swish farmhouse-style accommodation (single €70, double €90 to €120) is chock-full of old oak dressers and hand-woven rugs. It's 1km east of the centre of Riva.