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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

This became our favourite restaurant during our stay in Malcesine :) Candles lit in a rustic italien courtyard with proper tablecloths & napkins - followed by good food - we sat there & said - "This is the Life" Yes, the food took some time...to come. but you know then that it's being cooked to order.. & we're on holidays aren't we?! Yes , the portions are not huge, but are certainly sufficient if you have a starter or dessert- which you can certainly have as prices are reasonable -€13.50 for my lovely main pasta dish with prawns & ginger. I had a pub & restaurant for many years in a busy tourist town, where the "season" ran from March to the start of November each year - 8 months long. I was very very grateful to have a successful business ,but there were some days when either something unexpected had gone wrong or you weren't feeling well, or had had unjustly complicated clients- sometimes all 3 happened ar the same time ! Waiters are humans - not robots - but if some clients cannot accept this, well no doubt someone will see an "opportunité" ,& in the not so distant future we will find ourselves being served in restaurants by robots..More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2022 via mobile

This restaurant became our go to restaurant in Malcesine after the disappointing drop in quality at our previous favourite. The staff are really good, friendly and efficient. The main courtyard is a great open air dinning location. It is located very near the absolute centre...of the town so is very conveniently situated. Everything we had over three visits this holiday was well cooked and well presented. It is also reasonably priced. Very pleased to have found it. PS…..the tiramisu is fantastic. Just don’t try to pick up the fork.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2022 via mobile

Didn't even get as far as sitting down! Went on the Thursday night and met by a surly, impatient waiter. Asked for a table of 4. '30 minutes' was the curt reply. OK, we said, we'll come back in 30 mins. 'No, you wait there...'. There were tables in the hallway entrance where we could have had a drink whilst waiting but he turned his back and left us waiting. OK, maybe he's having a bad day. So we tried again on the Monday and the exact same thing happened, same waiter, same rudeness. No issue with places being busy but there were plenty of seats available. So, vote with your feet as there are plenty of other friendly, hospitable and welcoming places to eat in the wonderful Malcesine - just not here though.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022

Excellent food, service brilliant. We went back a second evening and might have gone to eat there more often had we discovered it earlier in the week.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022 via mobile

Lovely courtyard to eat in, we were there in the evening, but it would offer shade at lunchtime. It was lovely, seafood from the lake, although we ate late so missed the special fish, must have been good, I would definitely recommend

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2020

This restaurant is located in one of the many picturesque narrow street of Malcesine. Once inside the building you are presented with three options of ambiance for your pleasure. My favourite was the open air courtyard, by the way this option is very popular and...pre-booking is essential. Vittorio is in front of house managing seating and orders. His wife Valerio, who is the chef produces all of the table orders at a very rapid response time, making for a very pleasant dining out experience.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 June 2020 via mobile

Overpriced and very average food. My tuna steak was overcooked, the grilled mixed vegetables were too thick and probably more boiled than grilled.. the food was generally too salty, the mixed seafood platter was nothing special and not everything was fresh. The small bite of...dessert that they offered at the end, tasted too sour, seemed like the cream was off, but perhaps it's an impression or there was too much lemon in it.... The staff and location were nice though.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 7 October 2019

This is a very popular restaurant in the heart of Malcesine. We ate there twice in the last week and both times were excellent. Service is efficient and friendly. The food very good....especially the steak and vegetarian options.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 29 September 2019

sea bass and sea bream, wonderfully cooked butterfly and grilled. very relaxing location, great crème catalana and semifreddo. Enjoy

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019

We have eaten here on a previous visit and really enjoyed it, so returned. We ordered Chateau briand, which we had on a previous occasion and were not disappointed. It was absolutely perfect. We shared a portion of roast potatoes with it and a bottle...of white wine. All good. Service was friendly and efficient. We will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

We needed to wait for a table so l would suggest booking in advance. The food was excellent and it was a lovely setting.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 27 July 2019

Start with the positives we had a table outside which was an ideal setting. Food was OK but not up to the standard we had elsewhere and it was the most expensive meal we had in Malcesine wouldn't go back

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019

Lovely place with a courtyard seating area. The food was the best we ate in Malcesine - my tortellini with cheese and pears was sublime!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 22 May 2019

Been here before so went again. The service is OK but not obtrusive. The mussels were good although the menu has little to offer a non-fish eater. Their starter of octopus pieces is fantastic.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

We reserved a table for evening meal. The first thing we noticed was the friendly and welcoming manner of the staff. All very pleasant. They serve lots of different and unusual fish and pasta dishes. The menu has everything for most palates. We tried both...fish and pasta and they were really nice. The pike is from Lake Garda. The service was prompt and efficient. The restaurant is in a very old Malcesine building, loads of character and atmosphere. For an after dinner liqueur try the Montenegro, it’s really different! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5