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“Great seafood spaghetti!”

Ristorante Il Merlo Nero
Ranked #39 of 85 Restaurants in Garda
Price range: $9 - $45
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The restaurant "Il Merlo Nero" is located next to the town square, we offer a splendid view of the entire bay of Garda. Our cuisine varies from lake fish and sea food, meat, pasta dishes and pizza. We are happy to have you as our guests.
Dorking, United Kingdom
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“Great seafood spaghetti!”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

The spaghetti al scoglio (spaghetti with shellfish/seafood) is great value at €13...one of the best I've had. Have eaten lunch there 3 times this week. Worth walking the 50 yards or so further along from the main lake front...great position and more space. Was travelling and eating alone...made to feel v welcome and even tried out my basic restaurant Italian!

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“Best spaghetti carbonara on the lake.”
Reviewed June 14, 2012 via mobile

Nothing but good things to say about this restaurant. Great position right on the lake with outside seating and as the restaurant is slightly away from the main front in Garda the seating is not as crowded together as others. The waiting staff are attentive and helpful and make you feel welcome. Food is great with the carbonara being a particular high point.

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“Awful service - didn't feel welcomed”
Reviewed July 5, 2011

Food was not what you expect to pay for at a restaurant, could have and proborly have made better food myself. And I'm no chef.

The waiter was krem enough to Get us in, but then the service finished.
Unprofessional did not ask us if we wanted dessert, he even sneezed twice among the customers and eventhough he had clearly made a mess of the orders at the table next to ours, he made them pay for an extra main course.

Not the place to go in Garda.

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monster0096, Proprietario at Ristorante Il Merlo Nero, responded to this review, July 8, 2011
Dear tutdelafrut, I accept your comment and I will refine our service even if I am sure that our waiters are educated an professional.
About the food I will invite you personally to a dinner tasting, because I'm certain that our chef is compared with the best restaurants at Lake Garda without hesitation.
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“great location but service could be better !”
Reviewed June 27, 2011

A great location directly overlooking the lake ...we went there two nights ...the first night , the food was very good altho' a little pricey and we were prepared to accept hitty-missy service as we were not in a hurry ....second night , the food was not so good and our two mains were served at diffferent times ( mine was almost 10 mins later !) and some of the service was a little off-hand as if they know they don't have to try too hard to attract the punters as it was always busy because of the prime location ....maybe we were just unlucky ??

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monster0096, Proprietario at Ristorante Il Merlo Nero, responded to this review, July 8, 2011
Thank you very much for your comment, we will engage to get better in our service.
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