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Antica Osteria della Valpolicella
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Price range: $35 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 11, 2013

This cute little restaurant way up in the 'backlands' off the Lago di Garda is almost a 'must'. Alberto, the owner/cook, really looks for the well-being of his guests. My wife & me had a great Italian lunch prepared with love and dedication (e.g. I had an absolutely outstanding Tartuffo-focused 5-course meal). The language 'problems' (our limited Italian & Alberto's English) were no issue at all and after lunch we had a grappa on the house down in his catacombs (=cellar). Just great !

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Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

We have had our best meal here: classic Italian - the finest and all freshly prepared. Service is great: very personal and charming by the chef himself. Try the gnochhi con tartufo.

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Reviewed August 17, 2010

This is a small trattoria in the town of San Rocco, Marano di Valpolicella, in the heart of Italian winemaking region Valpolicella. The drive to get here is spectacularly beautiful. We went here for lunch after visiting the beautiful and popular waterfall park, Parco delle Cascate di Molino (http://www.parcodellecascate.it/indexeng.php), where you won't find many foreign tourists.

Antica Osteria della Valpolicella has the feel of a neighborhood institution, with a mix of the casual and the formal that is charming and memorable. Nice people, but absolutely unbelievable food and wine. They get truffles from the hillsides nearby, they serve wine made within a kilometer or two, and they offer a dessert, cremaccia con amaretto, that will nearly kill you with richness and flavor. I believe we moaned through the whole meal. When I told the waiter that everything was "stupendo," he just laughed. I guess he figures everyone eats this well. It was, for us, one of the top 5 meals we've had anywhere.

Don't expect much in terms of ambiance, except the feeling of being in an authentic Italian temple of food. There's a vista point across the street, and the drive to San Rocco is beautiful. But the place is unremarkable until you put the first forkful in your mouth. . .

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