My husband and I had dinner at Tivoli in January 2014 while visiting Cortina on a skiing holiday. We chose the six-course tasting menu which included, among other things, raw lobster, pumpkin soup with truffles, beetroot risotto with prawns and venison.
In all honesty, we were slightly apprehensive after reading some of the reviews on TA and also because in our experience some Michelin-starred restaurants just don't provide a worthwhile experience for the money. Luckily, we were utterly wrong when it came to Tivoli!
The food was good, inventively presented but lacking the pretentious gimmicks that, again, sometimes seem to accompany a star. The service was top-notch, considerate and friendly but without being snooty or snobbish.
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the restaurant staff, including the chef himself (!), went out of their way to make us feel special with lots of surprises and small touches. Thank you so much to you all!
Taxi from the the town center was 12 euros going to the restaurant and 15 euros coming back.
The only thing I didn't particularly fancy (on ethical grounds) was the fact that there was foie gras in many of the dishes. I don't understand why some restaurants still keep putting it everywhere. Also, the portions were big considering how many there were and tea came in your ordinary office tea bags (although, in all honesty, bad tea seemed to be the norm everywhere in Cortina).
The price? It came to around 360 euros for the two of us, including two tasting menus, a bottle of sparkling wine, a bottle of red wine, a coffee and tea and water. Yes, it's a lot of money but the experience we had was definitely worth it.
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