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“Not just a restaurant, more like an experience!”

Osteria al Pescatore
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Brenzone
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Not just a restaurant, more like an experience!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is like no other place I have visited in my life!

There is no menu, no price list - you just get brought food and drink all night and then get given a bill at the end!

But wow - what food! It is all fish, prepared from what is caught in lake Garda that day and it is all cooked to perfection.

At the end of the evening, the owner/host (Livio) gets on the microphone to personally welcome all his guests. We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and this made it all the more special and memorable.

The waitress spoke limited English, but we got by.

If you're adventurous and like to eat fish - then this will be a superbly memorable place for you to eat. Budget about 60 Euros per head, sit back and enjoy the ride!

Visited July 2014
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Bamberg, Germany
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“What an evening!”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a wonderful time in this restaurant! Excellent music, excellent serving, and wonderful food! The restaurant itself is an experience everyone should live. Expect to pay around 120 Euro for two persons, but it is worth it!

  • Visited July 2014
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“Mindblowing”
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

This Restaurant is AWESOME! Only fresh fish out of the lake is being served, the atmosphere is very relaxed and everyone is incredibly friendly. This is how a restaurant has to be. An experience you shouldnt miss if you visit gardasee!!!

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London
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“THE VERY BEST OF LAKE GARDA”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We have dined here a number of times including just after they opened. It is wonderful.

Unless you speak Italian or German it is slightly daunting when you book because there is no menu or clue given as to cost. You get what the hostess is cooking. That is the point though, it is a magical adventure through all sorts of dishes and wines AND the bill is not shocking at the end.

The house wine is really good and just comes with the food which arrives course after course. The daughter speaks English picked up in the USA so it is only booking that is a little tricky.
Try to book the window table which has a perfect view of the lake.

To illustrate the freshness of the fish I recall one evening when two divers in wetsuits (still wet wetsuits) walked in carrying a huge pike (four feet at a guess). The landlord promptly produced a set of scales weighed the fish and took it away bringing back two bottles of Amarone (try it if you haven't) a plonking those on the bar as payment. The two divers then sat on the bar stools and cracked open one of the Amarone.

One of my favourites world-wide.

  • Visited August 2013
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Perth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Small family run restaurant with amazing food and service. Set price and many courses which had fresh fish and the best fish and vegetable lasagne i have ever tasted. Father runs the restaurant with his wife who is the chef. His daughter is the waitress and there was another girl who spoke english and german. Food was fantastic and would definitly reccommend for anyone wanting fresh italian food. At the end of the evening the boss man spoke a few words to everyone, and he got it translated for us and he wished us a fantastic honeymoon. Great touch to the end of an amazing eveing. They made us feel so welcome and were so lovely, his wife also came out to greet us aswell. They make you feel like part of the family! if i ever visit Lake Garda again, i will be back here!
Just remember to book in advance as it is small place with about 30 something seating, it is closed on Mondays also.
A big thanks you to everyone there for making our evening a memorable one!

  • Visited August 2013
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