These elegantly rustic Verona restaurants feature superb pastas, extensive wine lists and vast selections of grappa and other liqueurs that will make you forget your waistline for a night and explore the culinary scene with abandon. It is very difficult to find a bad meal in this city—pretty much all the city’s restaurants or trattoria serve excellent food—but as a starting point, here are a few of our favourite spots.


Il Desco
Pictured above, this Michelin-rated restaurant is said to be one of the best in Italy for fine dining. Their meticulously crafted menu offers a plethora of local specialties prepared with a twist. The wine list also offers some interesting less known bottles aside of the classic such as Bertani and Quintarelli.

Al Pompiere Verona restaurants

Al Pompiere

Al Pompiere
A classic among Verona restaurants, you won’t get in without a reservation. Two cozy rooms with black and white pictures of personalities hanging on the walls. An army of salami and cheese hangs around to entice and the professional service makes this place perfect for a friendly evening spent dwelling on the complexities of the Valpolicella and Amarone wines. Get the plate of ham/cheese and you will be set. The rest of the cuisine is excellent too; the risotto al Amarone is a classic.


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Bottega del Vino Verona restaurants

Bottega del Vino

Bottega del Vino
If you’re a wine lover, this is the place to be. This restaurant/wine bar boasts a cantina of 80,000 wines; add local specialties into the mix and you have the ingredients for an incredible evening.

Osteria del Duca
Said to be the house of the Montagues, this very characteristic 13th-century medieval structure serves simple, rustic dishes. Expect pasta with fresh tomatoes and eggplant or a grilled steak with rosemary.

Osteria del Bugiardo
This quaint osteria, whose name means “the liar,” is one of the hippest Verona restaurants and wine bars, serving simple local dishes, fresh salami, cheese and pasta.

Ponte Pietra Verona restaurants

Ponte Pietra

 

Ponte Pietra
Right at the tower watching over the stone bridge, this new restaurant offers a great location and superb food. With a chef who worked with the Bottega del Vino and Pierre Gagnaire in Paris and an owner who’s also a Somelier, it’s become one of the hottest Verona restaurants. (They can even do degustation in their cellar.)


About the Author

Georgia-Yuill

As a columnist for The Slow Road, veteran Trip Designer Georgia Yuill draws upon her experience as a guide, a hotel expert, an Italian resident and, above all, a facilitator of fun.




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