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Ristorante Gardesana
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$58 - US$116
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The "Gardesana" building has more than 500 years of history. It has been built by the Venetian Republic for the meetings of the Council of the Ten Communes of this side of the lake.After Napoleon, during the Austrian domination, until 1866, it had a dark period of decadence.At the end of the last century, it was transformed into a hotel and, in a few decades, it became the centre of culture, arts and good cuisine.In the last fifty years, it has been preferred by famous personages like: Beniamino Gigli, Toti Dal Monte, Angelo Dall'Oca Bianca, André Gide, Stephen Spender, Vivien Leigh, Lawrence Olivier, Maria Callas, Luis Trenker, Dino Risi, Ugo Tognazzi and Vittorio Gassman.In 1980 the building was bought by Mr. & Mrs. Lorenzini. They continued, with enthusiasm, the improvement of the hotel and restaurant in order to satisfy their distinguished guests.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible Service, Food and scenery! Hase a really really good evening with an awesome diner. Unusually combos which tasted all delicious. Perfect and friendly Service. The most tender steak i have ever eat! Summary: just perfect!

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

An exciting gastronomic experience. Wonderful food, excellent service, a real treat. So much so we went twice in a week.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

We have chosen to have our wedding lunch at this restaurant because we love Torri del Benaco, and come to have a Spritz at the little port everytime we are in the North of Italy. We never had been at the restaurant Gardesana before but we risked to book our wedding lunch there from abroad because of the beautiful spot. Our wedding crew was small (10 people) and we phoned to ask if they could receive us. From the moment we got in contact with the Gardesana staff they were amazing, and super efficient. We chose a fish based menu and even if we didn't have time to taste it in advance (which they have offered us to do) the food was excellent. They have prepared a beautiful table at the upper terrace and we could see Torri del Benaco as we wished!!The service was just perfect with Atilio attending all our wishes and the professional Sommelier that has chosen the best wines ever. He must forgive me that I lost his visit card because I would like to mention his name and give him not 5 but 6 starts for his service!!! We will never forget our beautiful wedding lunch at Gardesana!! Thank you again!!!!

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Decided last year while touring the lake that the Gardesana was really worth a visit. We arrived today and booked for dinner having heard so many good reviews.
The restaurant lived up to its reputation in every way. A complimentary glass of frizzante and an amuse bouche of a cheese and vege confection promised great things. The tartare in deconstructed form was just excellent, an art statement as well as being delicious. My wife had the lamb with raspberry sauce as her main and loved it. My macceroncini carbonara was probably the best pasta dish i have ever eaten. We had deserts as we just had to. My wife had the pineapple ravioli stuffed with chocolate fondent, i had a saffron infused creme brulee, we were both so impressed. The chef here is a genius.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We made our reservation for dinner our first night in Torri Del Binaco because we were staying in the hotel and thought that it would be less complicated than finding another restaurant. We are so glad that we did because the meal was one of the highlights to our stay in Lake Garda. The setting is beautiful looking over the harbor but the staff and food are the best parts. The restaurant is elegant but not at all stuffy. The staff is very attentive, friendly and helpful with suggestions. The food is delicious, creative and beautifully prepared and presented, but not weird like chefs often like to do these these days. For example, my starter was a perfectly poached egg surrounded by a light cheese fondue and topped with freshly shaved truffles. Wonderful combination. I equally enjoyed my risotto. We highly recommend the restaurant.

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