We had a superb dinner at the Ristorante Mas. We were in the area for a skiing holiday, and we were a little underwhelmed by the choice of restaurants in Lovere, but the Ristorante Mas is a real gem. We are almost tempted to go back to Lovere, just for the opportunity to eat at this restaurant again!
Don't be put off if the restaurant is empty - we were the only diners for much of the evening when we visited, although some locals arrived later, and I note that some of the other TripAdvisor reviews have also mentioned that the restaurant is often quite empty. This doesn't mean that the place isn't good!
The owner is very helpful, and even though we don't speak much Italian, we made ourselves understood, and he took a lot of time and trouble to explain the menu and to make recommendations.
For starters, I had soup, and my wife had scallops with prawns and langostines.
For main course, my wife had sea-bass, and I had roe-deer.
For dessert, we shared pears in red wine, served with an apple semi-freddo.
All washed down with the host's wine recommendations. Absolutely superb.
If you ever find yourself in Lovere, and aren't sure where to eat, then I would highly recommend that you head straight for the Ristorante Mas.