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“Popular Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of la Montanara

la Montanara
Via Montanara 18, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Popular Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

We enjoyed an evening in this restaurant but it's popularity made it hard for more than one visit.
Excellent staff and a delightful location. A restricted menu makes it a great choice for fresh ingredients.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Riva del Garda”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

If u want to eat something -really- good, u have to go to La Montanara. Small and nice place, present some tasty course as u can eat in a real "Riva's family" every day. Try the good "Pennette con erba cipollina", one of my favorite dishes. The place is small, be prepared and maybe make a reservation... but the price and the food quality repay all the waiting time!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Riva del Garda
1 review
“The best choice in Riva and best value for money...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

We have recently been in Riva del Garda and had been recommended La Montanara. We were instantly in love with the place and it ended up we went and ate there either for lunch or dinner almost every day. Very friendly service and lovely and varied Italian cuisine. - And the absolute value for money!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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derbyshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Worst meal ever in Italy for 20 years”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2009

Always check that there are Italian customers in the restaurant you decide to eat at - a simple precaution. If there aren't any, don't eat there. We didn't unfortunately follow this rule with Ristorante la Montanara, just tourists seemed to be present. I chose the entrecote steak. The meat was tough with seams of gristle running through it- I couldn't eat this. The manager took it away, then came back to tell me that the staff in the kitchen had tried it and they thought it was fine. I tried to point out that it was the customer's opinion that was the important one here, but to no avail. I was bullied into paying for a meal I hadn't eaten. I hope the kitchen staff enjoyed the steak I paid for. With over 20 years experience of visiting and working in Italy, this was the worst dining experience I have ever had.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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