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“reasonable and very good!”
Review of Piccolo Castello

Piccolo Castello
Ranked #90 of 180 Restaurants in Sirmione
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We had an excellent experience at Piccolo Castello. It's in a great location with views of the castle from the porch (downstairs or upstairs) and the service is friendly. I would recommend the trout (it comes as a whole fish but they will clean it for you)...at the time of my visit it was only 12 euros and was about the best fish I'd had anywhere, even at more expensive restaurants.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

We chose this restaurant for dinner on the first night of a two week stay in Sirmione on the recommendation of fellow guest at our hotel.
Sirmione is a lovely resort but in July/August it gets pretty packed and the popular restaurants can get busy, particularly if want an outside table, so we popped in during the afternoon of our first day and booked a table on the first floor balcony for that evening. It's certainly worth doing this because, as a place to enjoy dinner, the balcony of this restaurant is about as good as it gets. Looking straight out towards the floodlit castle and its moat, the busy Piazza opposite and a view of the lake to the side...even if the food hadn't been that good it still would have been a great place to spend our first evening.
Luckily we had no complaints about the food. We chose starters of a seafood salad and a caprese salad, followed by seafood spaghetti for two. Nothing that really stood out but all perfectly well cooked and tasty dishes accompanied by unhurried service and a pleasant relaxed atmosphere.
We found, over the two weeks in Sirmione, the the quality of the restaurants was very good, although prices seem to be higher here than other lakeside resorts. Our meal in the Piccolo Castello was good but not particular cheap for what was fairly straight forward Italian restaurant fare...about 95 euros for two courses with a bottle of wine and tips.
This might seem a lot for a meal of this nature, although it worth remembering that this premises has one of the best locations in this beautiful town and cost was just about justified by the fact that we had a very enjoyable and relaxed evening in such fabulous surroundings.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in as the balcony area looked great from outside. When we got up there all the good tables were reserved. Sat away from the edge so no real view. Ordered sea food salad starter between 2 of us. Really nice. Ordered a bottle of Chianti which was unfortunately out of stock but if we paid extra we could have the same wine but an older vintage. Or we could have a wine of their recommendation for the same price. We opted for the later which was a mistake. Terrible. The mains turned up. My mixed grill looked nothing like the delicious looking photo on the menu and it was luke warm. My wife's fillet steak with Barolo and truffle tasted amazing but, once again, not hot enough. They seemed to be trying but just not hitting the mark. I wouldn't go again.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice and living place. Most likely the best I’ve been in Sirmione. Very friendly service, and the food just delicious. We got the high table at top floor with nice views of the castle. The lasagna and gnocchi were outstanding, very fresh and the latter with a bit of blue cheese. The wine was also fine, even though not expensive. I’d come back absolutely.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Friendly service, very good food (in fact the whole trout was probably the best I have ever had). Mis-ordered an entree, and so glad we did. Ended up being a crumbed scallop to die for. So good. Aperol Spritz and coffee to finish.

Date of visit: July 2018
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