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$35 - $70
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Lombard, Northern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the mountains, the restaurant provides a great view of the lake and an ideal setting for a special dinner. We enjoyed both food and wine very much. Why then only three stars? The service was nothing to write home about. In spite of...the big fuss of assigning each of us a number so that all dishes could be attributed to who had ordered them, service was chaotic. Because the waiter didn’t want to walk to the other end of the table, plates needed to be passed around military canteen style. Mainly the waiters were too preoccupied hovering around some big wig other guests a few tables away. so that when drinks finally materialised we poured our refills. With so many alternatives in the vicinity that also provide good food in a beautiful setting, I won’t be back.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022 via mobile

All a bit "on the edge" of being worn out...too many tourists, I guess - because no local would venture this far for an average meal. We booked an Easter lunch. The meal was OK. A bit ambitious for them and we were sat in...the room for children and small dogs...not at the window as requested over 10 days ago. Disappointing -but now we know and won't need to go back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Villa Sostaga, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2022

Arrogant lady, I will not pretend to be accommodating towards you, I am sure we will never again have the displeasure of having you as a guest, and I am very happy about that. You arrogantly demanded to have a table in the front row...More

Reviewed April 12, 2022

Excellent taste of location, quality, kitchen and people, as we remember it from the times before Covid, great you are still there!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Companion796707, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2022

Dear Guest We are happy that you enjoyed the quality of our food, our restaurant team and location with the wonderful lake view. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Family Seresina and the Villa Sostaga team

Reviewed October 31, 2021 via mobile

Superb setting with beautiful views. Broad menu with local traditional dishes and favourites and local produce. The food is prepared to a high standard onsite from the spotlessly clean kitchens. Our daughter with coeliac disease was provided for and chefs offered gluten free options as...required. The menu is accompanied by an extensive wine list to suit all tastes and budgets. But DO ask the waiters as they are knowledgable and keen to help and perhaps to encourage new experiences for your taste buds. ( impressively in a number of languages). The restaurant has a formal feel and may not suit families with young children. The staff however will work hard to make this a memorable experience and nothing is too much trouble. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Villa Sostaga, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Hotel Villa Sostaga. It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed our restaurant so thoroughly. I will pass on your kind words of appreciation to the team and do hope...More

Reviewed August 8, 2021

Breathtaking location, very good breakfast and kittchen in general. Main building very well maintained. We stayed at the dependance and overlooked the a bit outdated rooms as they room maids were outstanding.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Villa Sostaga, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for your positive review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Sostaga in the future. Family Seresina and the hotel staff of Villa Sostaga

Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a fantastic position that you can have a breathtaking view from the Garda Lake. The food is very tasteful and it's a pet friendly place. The owner and the workers there are very friendly and polite making the atmosphere very...nice. I recomend a visit at least once if not more to enjoy this great restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Villa S, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2019

Dear Guest Thank you for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Family Seresina and the hotel staff of Villa Sostaga

Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

We stayed at Villa Sostaga for two nights at the end of August. For my comments on the hotel, please see the separate review. The Ristorante Sostaga could simply take advantage of it’s stunning views over Lago Di Garda and serve mediocre food. It could,...but it most definitely doesn’t! The choice and quality of meals was excellent, whilst the attentive, polite and unobtrusive service was second to none. My partner is vegetarian and there were plenty of options for her. On top of which you have the restaurant’s location. Which makes this one of my new favourite places to both dine and stay. Very highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Companion796707, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

Dear Guest We thank you for sharing your positive impressions about our restaurant on trip advisor and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Gabriele and Gabriella Seresina and the hotel team of Villa Sostaga.

Reviewed August 5, 2019

we hired a private boat to take us around lake Garda and to this restaurant. It really was an amazing experience. The location, the food, the building, the staff... everything was perfect!

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Date of visit: August 2019
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Villa S, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Dear Guest Thank you for writing this very nice review about our Restaurant Villa Sostaga. We look forward to your next visit. Gabriele & Gabriella Seresina and the hotel staff of Villa Sostaga

Reviewed July 17, 2019

We spent 5 days at Villa Sostaga and had all our meals (except one lunch) there. We always found a great option for each meal. Breakfast is great, there is home made bread, variety of fruits, cereals, cheeses, cold cuts, pastries and jams. You can...order all types of espresso drinks and eggs, pancakes, what else do you need? The lunch and dinner menu are quite extensive honoring the italian cuisine with some international daily specials. Each dish is carefully prepared and presented . This is why I honored the cuisine with the "scarpetta" expression: You want to clean your plate with bread to eat the last drop of your dish" The wine list has about 400 different wines and you can have "aperitivos" or a scotch (about 20 different type), Just sit enjoying the lake views, you will never get tired of this. They also have a very nice selections of "grapas". So if you are into food and drinks you should have a great time as we did. Last but not least, the service was also excellent and professional always with a smile and the wish to please you. Not much more to sayMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Villa S, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2019

Dear Guest We are so pleased to read that you had a wonderful stay, and that you simply enjoyed our restaurant and service. We are also glad that you were impressed with the beauty of the nature and the stunning view you can enjoy from...More

Reviewed June 3, 2019

This restaurant is really charming thanks to the authentic Italian style in all aspects : welcome, food, wine, service, and the talks with the staff … we enjoyed every second of this evening with a splendid view on the Garda Lake. We would like to...do this over again !More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Villa S, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

Dear Guest Thank you for your very nice review about our restaurant and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Sostaga. Gabriele & Gabriella Seresina and the hotel staff of Villa Sostaga

Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

We visited this hotel for a 4 day break. Words cannot describe what we thought of this hotel. It is like living in a country house. We had a terrace room overlooking the lake in the main building. The waiters in the restaurant was extremely...friendly and professional. The food an absolute delight. A tip for a special treat for the day after doing Lake Garda is to take a trip to lake Idro.Much quieter ending up buying cheese In a village called Bagolini. The hotel Views are spectacular. We took advantage of the walks that are recommended on three of the days. One of the best short breaks we have ever had in one of the best hotels .We will be backMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Villa S, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2019

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your wonderful review . Our vision is to create a place where guests can enjoy the natural beauty of the Hotel Villa Sostaga, while experiencing great service, the best quality in dining and relaxation in a comfortable environment....More

Reviewed March 22, 2019

Great food and service, perched on the cliff overlooking lake Garda. Menu was varied, food tasted wonderful.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Villa S, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2019

Dear Guest Thank you for writing this very nice review about our Restaurant Villa Sostaga. We look forward to your next visit. Best Regards Gabriele and Gabriella Seresina and the hotel staff of Villa Sostaga

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Found this little gem on Tripadvisor whilst looking for somewhere to eat that wasn’t too far from where we were staying. It was a very interesting drive with with narrow windey roads leading up to the top of the mountain, but, that made it all...the more exciting ! The hotel was beautiful and nicely decorated as if it were somebodies home rather than a hotel. The service was excellent and the food was to die for. Probably some of the best food we have ever had. We were here for a special occasion as it was my birthday and it was certainly worth the visit. The portions were of good size and the meat was melt in the mouth, so delicious. The wine we had again was amazing. Everything here was perfect and next time we are in Lake Garda we we certainly be coming here again. Thanks so much for the perfect evening!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Due to our late arrival at this hotel, we decided to eat in the restaurant that evening, also because the reviews were very favourable. We were assured in advance that although we were mostly vegetarian but ate some fish we would be catered for in...this respect. So we were initially surprised by the lack of choice, no special veggie option, only a spaghetti Napoli and only one starter of spring vegetable broth which in our opinion, was just pesto flavoured water with a few tomatoes and peas thrown in. We chose sesame crusted sea bass for mains but this was tasteless. The grilled vegetables were inedible as the aubergine was undercooked and therefore tough. Also the vegetables served with the main were cold and the potato 'mash' was a tiny spoonful of puree. This is a very expensive restaurant and has a good reputation so this is why were were so disappointed. The meal was returned to the kitchen but did not come back any better. We received no apologies and therefore decided to eat elsewhere for the rest of our stay. I have reviewed the hotel separately.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Villa S, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Dear guest, We are deeply sorry to read your review. We think your dissatisfaction with our cuisine was due to the fact that you arrived quite late and that the kitchen was already technically closed. We wanted to meet you halfway but with an obviously...More

Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Villa Sostaga is a secret paradise in the middle of Guarda River. Spectacular view and a wonderful restaurant. Staff is more than great!!! I will certainly recommend !

Date of visit: June 2018
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Villa S, Proprietario at Ristorante Sostaga, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Dear guest Thank you for writing this very nice review about our restaurant Villa Sostaga. We look forward to your next visit. Gabriele and Gabriella Seresina and the hotel staff of Villa Sostaga

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5