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“Truly amazing”
Review of La Rucola

La Rucola
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Ranked #21 of 162 Restaurants in Sirmione
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $126 - $315
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Benbecula Island, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Truly amazing”
Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

For our last night in Sirmione we decided to go to this restaurant. My sister and I went here 11 years ago. I must say we had a wonderful time here. The knowledgable sommelier was outstanding and the wine he suggested was very good. The food was immense. The devious reviewer who said the bread was stale well I can assure you the homemade bread was fab. Very tasty and served with the butter and oils.
The added extras from the chef was another bonus. Also delicious.
I had the Kobe beef tartar for first course. It was beautiful and my husband had the scallops.
All in all a delightful experience. One in which we look forward to returning.
Service and food a real treat.

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Dornbirn
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just great”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great food, Perfect service - something to recommend if you are looking for a nice evening as a couple.. Expensive - but worth the experience!!

  • Visited August 2014
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United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Past its prime”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We went back to La Rucola after ten years. It was not a happy return. Back in the days this restaurant shined out for the creativity and quality of the cuisine. Not any more. The bread was stale and poorly made and so was the desert. How can one serve a (dull) mango and passion fruit sorbet in the peak of the Italian summer when local fruits are at their best!? The starters and the mains showed glimpses of the genius that once characterised this restaurant, but not enough to justify 150 Euro per head. The same may be said about the matching
wine menu, which was uninspiring and with some rather odd combinations. The decor of the room where we dined displayed little eye for taste. The service was also not adequate: the wine was often served after the food had been consumed and we almost needed to get up and pour water ourselves. Not good enough for a restaurant at this price level.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in town”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Lovely. Food delicious. Service excellent when not too busy. Menu extensive with dishes to please everyone this was the only restaurant w visited twice a their spaghetti with clams was so goreous.

Visited June 2014
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London
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

I celebrated my birthday with my husband at La Rucola and it was a very enjoyable experience.

We chose to have a starter and main course instead of the tasting menu as we didn't think we'd manage to eat that much. We were presented with various appetisers and and amuse bouche and a taster of beautiful desserts at the end of meal so we still had the opportunity to taste many wonderful creations from the chef.

Everything we ate tasted superb and demonstrated the skill, creativity and imagination of the chef without the "performance art" style in some Michelin starred restaurants which personally I find a bit pretentious. We enjoyed the food immensely and the welcome on our arrival and service throughout were very professional without being too formal.

The wine list is very interesting and a special mention here for the sommelier (unfortunately we didn't get his name) as when we explained our interest in the local Lugana wines he enthusiastically talked us through the list, provided some tastings for us and ensured we chose we a fabulous bottle to accompany our meal. He was very helpful in writing down the names of the wines we'd tasted and we are now in the process of ordering some to direct from the producer.

The price for all this? A very reasonable €200.

  • Visited May 2014
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