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Hostaria La Vecchia Fontanina

Piazzetta Chiavica 5, 37121, Verona, Italy
+39 045 591159
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“horse meat” (13 reviews)
“pear tart” (5 reviews)
“risotto” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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Piazzetta Chiavica 5, 37121, Verona, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just returned from holiday and we visited here for lunch after finding it by mistake and we are so pleased we found it. The venue was so Italuan in appearance, was spotless and the prices were reasonable. The staff were very helpful and even helped...More

Thank 000000amanda-hull
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We found this restaurant through the Italian TripAdvisor. Excellent regional food, great service, good value & great location. We loved the polenta with ragu & the tagliatelle with a rabbit ragu. Lovely white wine & delicious semifreddo. Everything fresh and home made. The bill was...More

Thank GerardN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expectations were high having read so many positive trip advisor comments.Reviews of the 'workmans lunch promised good, reasonably priced traditional Veronese dishes. We were refused this and instead offered a tourist menu! The surly waitress read the menu to us and against all instinct we...More

Thank abigailjones111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this meal was delicious. I had a dish called bobiglio that had a sauce made with a green vegetable i hadn't heard of before. It was very good. my fellow diners also enjoyed their meals and we each had something different. It had outdoor seating...More

Thank resawolfis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant with great and attentive staff. Mixture of locals and tourists eat here. Away from busy Verona streets. I had grilled vegetables and horse stew with polenta, both cooked beautifully.

Thank Stanja B
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across Hostaris La Vecchia Fontanina and we're very happy that we did. It's a smallish informal restaurant with pavement seating and indoor seating. We shared the starter pear tart with cheese and it was excellent - largely unsweetened pears with lots of nutmeg,...More

Thank TravellerFaye
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were tipped off by the letting agent that this would be the place to go, she wasn't wrong. Great staff, even though they speak little English, but isn't that part of the fun? We all had 3 courses and each of us chose differently,...More

Thank ScottWildman
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We stumbled on this charming restaurant in one of the back streets of Verona. We were met by very nice staff speaking purely Italian. We realised that this must be visited more by locals than by tourists! It took some time to find somebody who...More

Thank Hallgren_Nykvarn
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We drove first past this place in one of those tourist buses and it looked very inviting with its checkered table clothes in a shady courtyard. All of us liked it but we had no idea where it was. It was amazing that we just...More

Thank Sari_Sydney
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Looking for a place that was frequented by locals was a case of waiting until 12 noon and see the restaurant fill up with both building workers and local business people. Don't wait too long at this restaurant otherwise you will miss out on a...More

Thank Alex F
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Raphaela I
4 August 2016|
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Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
Much cheaper than the square, we had starters & main courses with a very large vodka & tonic, blonde beer & 1/2 carafe of wine for €70.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazzetta Chiavica 5, 37121, Verona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Verona  >  Verona
  • Phone Number: +39 045 591159
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