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“Even Italians eat here!”
Review of Al Porto di Arco

Al Porto di Arco
Ranked #14 of 80 Restaurants in Arco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 21, 2012

In a week's holiday at Torbole we ate lunch out in a different restaurant each day, and this was the only one I would wholeheartedly recommend. It was also - and this is no coincidence - the only one where the majority of the customers were speaking Italian. The place had a good vibe - the staff were obviously enjoying being there and the service was friendly and efficient. The food was great - this was the best meal we had all week.
Great to find a place that hadn't abandoned its standards to cater for the lowest common denominator of German and British tastes.

1  Thank Sanz1820
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Absolutely fantastic pizza / pasta / wine - service was great. Get there either early or late, or alternatively decide to sit inside, makes no sense to wait for a table outside.

Thank Lyontravel
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We have visited this pizzeria on every occasion we have visited Lake Garda since the early 90's which has been quite a few. Earlier with just my wife and more recently with children. We have just come back, 3rd week August. Pestered by my youngest to vist Al porto pizzeria and queue, something we have always done for the fantastic food. On arrival we didn't recognize the usual staff and the decor had changed. We were showed to our seats inside and viewed the new menu's. No meat lasagne, whats that about ! I had the bruschetta the gnocchi and the Tiramisu. The bruschetta was very good, the gnocchi ok and the tiramisu, what a dissappointment. Obviously the old family have sold the business on since our last visit and what a shame, Fancy edible swirls, (you don't need to do that in Italy!) on the plate and big contemporary plates with decorative portions disguise the now, generally, average food and average service. In the old days if the plate went back with unfinished food, the waiter looked concerned and often asked if everything was ok, unfortunately no more. The pizzas still looked good but I am afraid to say that will be our last visit. For those used to the old owners, lower your expectations. Reasonable food if your'e passing but probably not worth the queue.

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Thank Simon C
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

New management of Pizzeria al Porto right in the centre of Torbole incredibly succeeds in turning one of the best value for money pizza and fish restaurants in an awful "catch the tourist" place. But for table cloths,, which are now grey and elegant, everything is worse than before. Above all service and value for money: you'll pay expensive prices for small quantities and ordinary quality.
If you miss old management, you'll find them at the new Pizzeria Al Porto Di Arco, 2km west of Torbole on the road to Arco at Garda Thermae resort. I did not try it yet, just a warning because I noticed lots of people review it under the old one here on TripAdvisor.

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3  Thank Mariziller
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Fantastic pizzas and superb service. A bit difficult to find as they had recently moved - it is right of the petrol station and opposite the botanic garden. Definitely recommend it!

Thank flyaway78
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