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“Very hard to get to, poor service, super expensive but great food!”

La Casa degli Spiriti
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Ranked #8 of 29 Restaurants in Costermano
Price range: US$ 88 - US$ 158
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The restaurant “La Casa degli spiriti” is located on the road to San Zeno di Montagna, in a setting of rare natural beauty, with a beautiful view overlooking Lago di Garda and the town of Giulietta and Romeo.Elegant and refined with Menu à la carte, recognized in 2011 with 1 Michelin Star, careful service and a unique atmosphere located in the beautiful terrace in the garden with breathtaking view of the lake Garda, and the city of Verona.Every day our pastry chef has the pleasure to prepare delicious sweet and ice cream. Our cellar has been awarded by Wine Spectator as one of the best wine cellar in Italy, offer to the lovers of the wine our guests what the best in italy. Our award-winning wine by Wine Spectator as one of the best wine list in Italy, is the place of worship of Bacchus, a prestigious collection of wine resting in the cellar and wine production represent the best of local, national and French.
london, england
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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“Very hard to get to, poor service, super expensive but great food!”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

First off, you need to have a car or a helicopter (they have a helipad) to get there. If you are driving then plug in 45° 37' 04" North 10° 43' 04" East or you will not find it. My Sygic sat nav had the restaurant as a POI but it took me to another village! It's very hard to get to with narrow roads, crazy Italian drivers who don't care about living and endless uphill first gear hairpins.

The place looks great and there are really stunning views. The service is inconsistent. We had 3 waiters, 1 was good and spoke English, the other 2 couldn't care at all. There are 3 taster menus costing 115 euros, 135 euros and 185 euros. We chose to go al la carte with 4 courses (antipasti, primi, secondi and desert) which came to 283 euros for 2 so just over 140 euros per person. I'm glad we did as we had the most amazing Chateaubriand for 2 people at 110 euros. In fact all my courses were awesome but the stand out was the quality of the fillet beef. My wife's antipasti and primi were not to her liking (had 2 bones in her antipasti fish which is poor for a Michelin 35 euro dish) but she enjoyed the generously sized Chateaubriand and dessert. We got free pre starters and pre desserts so we effectively had the same amount of courses as the taster menu.

We didn't drink wine as I had a hard windy drive back down but I think it is worth blowing the cash if you can afford it. If you can only spend your money big for an amazing meal around the lake or are not driving then I would recommend Esplanade instead. It's about the same price but the food is a bit better. If it's any consolation, service is included in the price :)

  • Visited March 2012
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Pinzolo, Italy
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“The best place for a wedding dinner”
Reviewed 2 September 2011

My daughter had her wedding party here . The place is magic ! Only 45 km from Verona It’s located on the hill side right over Lake Garda . Carefully restored it represents an enchanting place to enjoy the discreet charm of an incomparable nature and the unique pleasure of an exquisite hospitality, enchanted by a breathtaking view of the biggest lake of Italy.
The food is outstanding and deserves the Michelin star . They have an excellent wine shop and also a zone where experts cigar smokers can enjoy Cuban cigars.

  • Visited July 2011
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Miami, Florida
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“Fantastic Place”
Reviewed 25 March 2011

Great view and location overlooking Lake Garda, service is excellente and food is very good. Wonderful place if you afford it.

  • Visited March 2011
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northwood
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“Incredible”
Reviewed 1 July 2008

If you are near Lake Garda or Verona you must come here for the views and the food.

Top 5 star restaurant with great menu [ very very expensive] and sensational views across the lake and the city of Verona. Unbelievably beautiful, will win you a great gold star from your guests.Remortgage your house though and allow 150E per head for the experience.

Its worth every cent though and you will want to come back

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