The best? Who knows? Who cares?
Posted 06 January 2003 - 09:32 PM
Here is the combination of food, service, wine and ambiance we love the most—and it is a bargain besides.
The only way to eat here is to take the degustazione—it is impossible to choose anyway— and taste as many dishes as possible.
The seven or eight course dinner costs only €66.oo and we cannot imagine a better value in a dining experience.
This is the kind of food that ruins dinner conversation as you are just too busy concentrating on the flavors. The presentations are artistic but simple and elegant — never taking away from the ingredients on the plate.
The kitchen is the perfect combination of innovation and tradition as the food is decidedly Italian but with a deft touch of internationally inspired creativity.
The huge wine list is loaded with values from throughout Italy and as you would hope has great depth in the best wines of their own Veneto region.
Via A Giovanelli, 2
36045 Lonigo (VI)
(011 39) 0444-830214
Posted 07 January 2003 - 04:44 AM
Posted 08 January 2003 - 07:35 PM
It is nice to have somebody post strong opinions on a very important topic! As we are planning a trip to Northern Italy in early March your recommendation is very timely. I would appreciate it if you provide some details about the cuisine at La Peca. Also, we are planning to stay in the adopted city of my favorite contemporary writer, Tim Parks, i.e. Verona. Have you been there and do you recommend it? Apparently, there are some good eateries in and around Verona, i.e. Perbellini, Il Desco, and the new *** in Rubano, called Calendre. Have you tried any of these? I would appreciate your or anybody else's opinion regarding eating in or around Verona.
Posted 09 January 2003 - 08:12 AM
In additon to La Peca you really should try:
I'll fill you in when I get his list.
Posted 09 January 2003 - 10:50 AM
A few comments of my own:
Al Carro Armato - is super casual (for Italy) and the food is delicious. This is one of the oldest restaurants in Italy. You often sit at a communal style table. It is always packed with Veronese having a great time. Great ambiance and food.
Bottega del Vino – you go here for the wines. Basically a tavern serving good simple food – with a spectacular selections of wines by the glass and bottle. A strange place because it is rough looking inside but everyone is carrying around oversize Reidel glasses. When there is a wait you see crowds of people outside with giant Reidels in thier hands. The wine trade hang out.
Also one of my own just off the shopping area in the center of Verona
Ristorante Greppia –Go here for a very casual local meal. Simple food well done, lots of local families in for dinner. I go here for the Bollito Misto a favorite in Verona.
The restaurants listed here are all very 'Italian' no French style kitchen here.
Posted 09 January 2003 - 09:42 PM
The all risotto dinner at Pila....sounds interesting. But I clicked on the site and still could not understand where it is located. Its own website did not work. Maybe there is a bug in the program...How far is this place from Verona? I am lousy in finding places but my wife so far never erred in driving to the most oddly situated places in bizarre locations so we are ready for the challenge!
Posted 11 January 2003 - 09:53 AM
Do you know the hotel you are staying at? If I have the address I can get you turn by turn directions.
Posted 11 January 2003 - 10:19 AM