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Via Lario 3, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
+39 030 914 3361
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Titchfield, United Kingdom
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523 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped off here for lunch. Restaurant has the choice of indoor and outdoor seating in busy or quiet areas. The vegetable open sandwich came with Marie sauce and was spot on - as was the house white wine and beer. Good service too.

Thank maddiePortsmouth
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been travelling across Europe for the past month, researching and discovering the best of what the old continent has to offer, from various perspectives. And I must say, following a friend's recommendation, one of the top places I have come across, was Esplanade, located in Desenzano, right on the shores of Lago di Garda. With fantastic views and... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 30, 2017

we enjoyed a wonderful lunch here. The staff was so knowledgeable and friendly, making the experience very memorable. Marzio was great and helped with our wine suggestions. We enjoyed some delicious food and would definitely return there. Thank you!

1 Thank Rosalind T
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2016

My wife and I took our daughter here for her 15th birthday and we had a great time. We had the Menu Degustazione for 100 euros and it was worth every penny. Each course was delicious, but a particular favourite was Tartare of Raw marinated Gobbetti prawns. The service was very friendly and the location on Lake Garda just beautiful.

1 Thank Lovefoodandculture
Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Amazing food, amazing service! Had so much fun. We asked for a dessert wine and they brought us 4 tasting to choose from. All were great but we found a favorite.

1 Thank gabby b
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We cannot add much to the dialog, as our experience matches that of most others. We can only reiterate: the setting is fantastic, the food is wonderful, the service outstanding. We will come back next time we are visiting Garda.

Thank Pat M
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016

As it was my birthday, we decided to come here and have the tasting menu. This consists of 8 courses plus an amuse bouche, so it's quite an experience. I could actually have done without the "pre-dessert" of tiny patisserie, but all the other courses were beautifully crafted and absolutely delicious. There's an intensity of flavours that you simply don't... More 

Thank DaveDee
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous time at this restaurant. The food was exquisite, our waiter Matt was very professional and had a great sense of humour which made our experience even more enjoyable. The owner of the restaurant also came over to make sure we were having an enjoyable experience which was lovely. We had a table outside with incredible lake... More 

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We were invited at this restaurant during out visit in Desenzano del Garda. The restaurant is located on the lake and obviously has a wonderful view of the lake. The service is perfect and the staff so well trained! The food is wonderful, a mirage of taste! I recommend the seafood and their desserts!

Thank Arina M
Zug, Switzerland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Great place for a romantic dinner. Staff were happy make recommendations. I was very impressed with the local wine they recommended for about €20 a bottle. The food was also excellent. A very enjoyable evening

Thank Mark B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$93 - $131
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Lario 3, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Brescia  >  Desenzano Del Garda
  • Phone Number: +39 030 914 3361
We like to think of our restaurant as a warm and elegant place, where you can feel part of our passion for food and wine ..
..to send you to an exciting experience, each time different.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?