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Review of Osteria al Torcol

Osteria al Torcol
Ranked #18 of 171 Restaurants in Sirmione
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Wonderful food carefully prepared. Unusual combinations, all delicious. We have been here a few times now and have been surprised each time. Many dishes make very good use of local ingredients. Excellent range of wines too.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

I will not repeat the several points already made by previous reviewers except to say that the Osteria al Torcol represented the best dining experience of our week in Sirmione and we enjoyed superb food and excellent service.
It is quite small, with about nine internal tables and four outside, and we only managed to get in on this particular Saturday evening by utilising the outside round table by the entrance, as a 20oC evening in late October may be too cold for the locals, but still represents a balmy evening for us Brits. And from there we experienced a steady stream of said locals wanting to eat inside but being turned away as it was full, only to come back an hour later. So, the fact that the locals are prepared to kill an hour elsewhere to eat here should be recommendation indeed.
The standard menu is quite small, but is well complemented by the specials board and both our mains came from there. But a recommendation is the lake Sardines from the standard menu, which were superb and served in a totally different style to usual.

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3  Thank Steve_of_N21
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Small family run restaurant serving authentic Italian home cooked food. Service is excellent and whilst this is not the cheapest option in Sirmione it's worth going for the food and the ambience. Full of Italians which is always a good sign and after 7.30pm people queing to get in. (It's worth booking). In the old town up a side street away from the bustle of the main tourist area.

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1  Thank steviec1211
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

This restaurant was really a pleasant aquaintance!
In a crowded tourist place like Sirmione you are not guaranteed to be served genuine and high class Italian food. But at Osteria al Torcol a young and service minded staff made our visit indeed memorable.
All the courses were very tasty and elegantely presented. Especially impressing was also the waitress's excellent choice of wines, all of it available by glass. On top of all this came a highly innovative dessert: lavender parfait accompanied by wild strawberries. Stunning!
Our food was served outdoors just by the alley where we booked a table in advance, which contributed to the genuine feeling. Also indoors were severable tables, seemingly popular among the local population.

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1  Thank margareta s
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We ate here twice during our 4 night stay. The food was delicious and well cooked, with some interesting dishes on the menu. The waiters were helpful and friendly, with good humour. We did have a menu mix up on our first visit, but the waiter handled it so well, that we came back again, and were glad we did. Service was not fast, but was attentive, and made for an overall very relaxing and enjoyable evening.

1  Thank Geoff F
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