Stays for true gourmets on Lake Garda: up to six Michelin-starred restaurants from Sirmione to Gargnano!
Lake Garda is a must-see destination for all gourmets and foodies. One of the highest concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy can be found here. There are as many as six Michelin-starred chefs working along the coast between Sirmione and Gargnano, and they are all experts in fusing the flavors of the lake with other cuisines to create dishes that are both delicious and creative.
Here is what we have selected for you:
In Desenzano: a romantic meal by the lake at the Esplanade, with a Michelin-starred restaurant
The Esplanade has a beautiful view of the lake, and elegance and sophistication can be found everywhere you turn. The rich menu is enhanced by the technical precision and care taken by their chefs, combining to create an elevated cuisine. Perfect for bubbly lovers, their wine cellar features a wide selection of Champagnes.
Via Lario, 3, 25015 Desenzano del Garda (BS)
In Sirmione: there are two Michelin-starred restaurants: La Speranzina and La Rucuola. 2.0
There are two Michelin-starred restaurants right in the heart of Sirmione.
La Speranzina opens directly onto the lake, and its chef Fabrizio Molteni was a student of the great master Gualtiero Marchesi. He is prized for his precision and technique, as well as creativity, and know how to blend custom and innovation. The fresh catch from both the lake and the sea are the main attractions here, along with local products ranging from local vegetables to game, as well as some Benaco specialties like olive oil. The restaurant's other great treasure is its wine cellar, which aims to delight and elevate all of your senses right from the moment you walk in.
The restaurant – La Speranzina
Via Dante, 16, 25019 Sirmione (BS)
La Rucola 2.0 is situated in one of Sirmione's most enchanting and romantic alleyways.
You can savor cutting-edge, inventive cuisine in this setting that is especially focused on seafood, though you can also try menus from turf to freshwater. Also an option is the one-of-a-kind and memorable experience oftheir tasting menu.
Vicolo Strentelle, 3, 25019 Sirmione (BS).
In Manerba: the Capriccio showcases the creativity and avant-garde cooking of a renowned female chef.
On the shores of Lake Garda, the Capriccio Restaurant offers avant-garde cuisine that is distinguished by a creative and passionate style. Giuliana Germiniasi, the restaurant's chef and patron, has transformed the classic Italian and Garda dishes into modern dishes that have earned the establishment a Michelin star.
Piazza S. Bernardo, 6, 25080 Manerba del Garda BS
In Gardone Riviera: true lake and mountain flavors prepared with style, heart, and passion at Lido 84
According to the Michelin guide, the Sunday lunch at Lido 84 is "joyous and festive," and it is bursting with flavors from the mountains that plunge sharply into the Benaco and the lake itself. The passion that brothers Giancarlo and Riccardo Camanini and their team bring to the kitchen and dining room, as well as their deftness in transforming the flavors of the lake and the nearby mountains into unforgettable dishes, will win you over. With dishes rooted in the region, such as Bagoss for tortellini or stracchino and even sardines, eel, olive oil, and Garda lemons, chef Riccardo Camanini has been able to exalt this incredible corner of paradise. The Carmanini brothers want the meal to be a moment of discovery and curiosity, so if Riccardo enhances the flavors behind the scenes, Giancarlo brings provides even more context through storytelling in the dining room. Finally, the setting is ideal for your lunch or dinner with its patios and elegant rooms.
Corso Giuseppe Zanardelli, 196, 25083 Gardone Riviera (BS)
Villa Feltrinelli: authentic flavors, uncommon herbs, and elegant refinement for haute cuisine masterpieces
The food of chef Stefano Baiocco will entice you amid Art Nouveau and vintage architecture. Chef Baiocco will astound you with both fish and meat dishes because he employs a technical with imagination, linear and whimsical all at once. The real secret to his success—and what truly astounds—is the more than 100 different kinds of herbs and more than 20 different kinds of flowers that he uses in his recipes, all of which are picked from his aromatic garden. It is the only two-star Michelin restaurant on Lake Garda because here tradition is enhanced by creativity and passion, harmony, and refinement that skillfully blend in the dishes that are genuine works of art.
Our advice? Enjoy an aperitif by the lake first, and then let the blind tasting menu surprise you.
Via Rimembranza, 38, 25084 Gargnano (BS)