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“Beautiful spot, the rest average”

Residence Ristorante Castello Oldofredi
Ranked #10 of 24 Restaurants in Monte Isola
Price range: $24 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Just a few minutes by boat from the mainland, you'll find yourself buried in a unique and unforgettable atmosphere. The old fisher boats moored in the sun, the old houses with their typical arches and loggias, the drying linens blowing in the wind, while the women and fishermen are chatting quietly. Slow down, leave the mobile phone at home and enjoy the peace and calm of this magnificent setting. You'll get enchanted by the surroundings. Among excursions by foot or bike, wine tastings and cultural tours you'll for sure want to stay longer than expected. Among the old olive trees the huge Castello Oldofredi appears, a historical property that dominates the fishermen village of Peschiera Maraglio. A short walk through the narrow alleys and you'll reach the sunny terrace, from where you have the most magnificent view of the lake. The panoramic pool is the perfect spot for enjoying a book under the shade of the olive trees. After an important renovation residence Castello Oldofredi has acquired it's original appeal and splendour. All apartments have been renovated paying attention to the modern comforts, but keeping an eye on the historical details, such as affrescoes, oak-beemed ceilings and cotto pavements. The apartments are all different from each other. All apartments are well sized and fit four or six people. We have suites and one-, two-, three-roomed apartments. All apartments have fully equipped kitchen, living room with sofabed and bedrooms with double or twin beds, bathroom with jacuzzi shower. The restaurant at Castello Oldofredi offers a traditional cuisine, which is enriched by all the local products of the area around Lake Iseo, which we combine in traditional and modern dishes. The dining room and the magnificent terrace overlooking the lake are the perfect locations for a romantic candle lit dinner or ceremonies, weddings or meetings. The Castello Oldofredi is the perfect setting for special events or enjoying unforgettable moments, and it can be rented altogether for one group or occupying only single units.
Reviewed August 25, 2013

I went with a family party and we ate on the terrace overlooking the lake with magnificent views. The service was unsmiling and they forgot the side orders. The food was similar to that which you get in many restaurants around the lake - good lake fish reasonably cooked. Prices honest.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We liked everything. Great fish, meat, pasta and polenta. We can also highly recomend their own wine and oliveoil.

Thank Ylvpin
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

last Sunday we had lunch here for the first time. Wonderful spot, but very disappointing meal. When we arrived, there was nobody to welcome us or show us a table. After 5 minutes, we just sat down. There was a group of 25 cyclists who were talking (shouting) in such a way that we could not have a convesation at our table. When the personnel finally showed up, they didn't bother to ask them for a little silence for the other guests. We ordered the risotto with perch, which was one of there specialities ... I never had a worse risotto in my life. After 40 minutes waiting, it was finally served ; the rice was "swimming" in a plate of cream and oil and the fish had been frozen. Disgusting. The waitress told me it was not cream but cheese ??? I know that in Italy they never use cheese and fish in the same plate. The second course was ok, but I don't think we ever try again.

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Thank mmwat
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oldofredi, Proprietario at Residence Ristorante Castello Oldofredi, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

First of all there is no oil in the risotto, but it is only with creamed cheese and the end is a rock isaporito tablespoon butter with sage, used for cooking perch fillets taken directly from the fisherman.
I'm sorry if you waited twenty minutes, but it is time to cook the rice as our dishes are freshly prepared!
also we are not allowed to talk to customers and be merry, indeed this makes us very happy!!!

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

What to say, excellent food, excellent view, excellent atmosphere.

Apart from us, there have been only Italian people in the restaurant. Enjoying the good food, wine and the superb atmosphere.

If you ever go to Monte Isola, don't miss that restaurant!

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Thank aroundtheworldnow89
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Excellent food, reasonably priced (mains €8-15), priceless view of the lake from the outdoor seating area and very friendly and effective staff makes this restaurant our uncontested top pick in Monte Isola. The a la carte menu does not offer a huge selection of options, but often that is an indication of high quality food. Indeed that is our impression from our visits. Staff is extremely service minded and helpful.
If you visit Monte Isola, allow yourself a dinner at Castello Oldofredi to enjoy excellent food and the view of lake and mountains while the sun sets... :)

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Thank DkTraveller_12
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