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“Rain didn't stop our enjoyment” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Da Osvaldo

Da Osvaldo
Piazzale Marinai D'Italia, 5, 25010 San Felice del Benaco, Italy
036562108
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Esher, United Kingdom
1 review
“Rain didn't stop our enjoyment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

While staying on Lake Garda Italy we took the ferry to Portese where we found a treasure of a restaurant. Run by a delightful young Italian couple who serve everything homemade. We began our meal sitting at a table in the sunshine overlooking the lake while the water lapped at the shingle on the shore. We were given a complimentary starter of a selection of different fish pates, each one was heavenly.
My husband had the biggest grilled trout he had ever eaten, I tried it and believe me it was perfect. My ravioli was very good too.
When the rain fell we were seamlessly moved round to the other side of the building where were overlooked the sweet harbour of bobbing boats.
The proprietor was very friendly and charming. He told us that he creates all the deserts and they are clearly a labour of love. His lemon panacotta with grated zest and strawberry sauce was
simply devine and my husbands semi fredo chocolate and nut desert was again delicious.
This was definitely our best meal while at Lake Garda and the prices were reasonable.
I recommend this restaurant highly.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“What a view! Beautifully situated right on Lake Garda!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The best bit of Salmon I have ever tasted.... the other fish were pretty tasty too!! Cooked to perfection. If you're a fish lover, a visit to this beautifully situated restaurant, is a must if you ever visit Salo or Portese! and if you don't like fish there are other tasty dishes to try. The staff are very freindly and will do their upmost to accomadate your needs.... my son didn't like anything on the menu so they made him some noodles with cheese which he absolutely loved and asked for it in every restaurant we went to after that! The restaurant is right on the lake so romantic... if you were on your own.... we had the kids to deal with but they had fun as they skimmed stones into the lake while waiting for their dinner!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best fish on the lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

If you like to eat fish, you won’t find a better place to eat it. Grilled over coals and served on a silver platter, dressed with olive oil and parsley with chunks of lemon, the grigliata mista di pesce is as simple a dish as you can get, but it looks very impressive when it is served. This platter will fee at least two people and accompanied with an insalata mista and a chilled bottle of Lugana you are in fish lover’s paradise. If you’re not a fish lover, there are also grilled meats and pasta ‘fatta in casa’, (homemade pasta). The setting is equally impressive, especially if you book early and request a table in giardino, which is adjacent to the beach in Portese. The waves lapping on the pebbles and the effects of the fading light on the mountains across the lake as dusk falls, creates a romantic atmosphere that you will want to experience again and again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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