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“Brilliant food, best we had in Italy this year”
Review of Osteria al Torcol

Osteria al Torcol
Ranked #9 of 160 Restaurants in Sirmione
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
amsterdam, netherlands
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Brilliant food, best we had in Italy this year”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This is a little gem in Sirmione's old city. Food is of very high quality, and they know their wines! We let the waiter choose the wines and, apart from him getting really enthusiastic, that was the best decision of the day! Pasta's were great, as was the meat. With the starters they served us 4 different kinds of flavored salt which really changed the flavor of the food. Setting in the garden across the street is romantic. We've been here twice now and still think its the best.

  • Visited July 2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best of Sirmione”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is located very nicely away from the main tourist path, and has cute, romantic terrace uphill. Menu is not huge and it is a bit pricy, but I believe these guys care and know what they are doing. Many interesting items on the menu, not the most common ones. My scallop&sage pasta was so good I wanted to cry. ;) also pasta with duck&mushrooms was delicious. Service was professional, quick and friendly.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Romantic terrace!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Apart from a downpour this was a beautiful place to eat. Fish was fresh and cooked to perfection and our waiter was attentive and suggested an excellent wine. One man, I think might have been the owner, was quite agitated and abrupt and made us feel that it was inconvenient to serve us when it was raining on the terrace even though there were a few other couples eating, this being the reason we didn't eat here again or give it an excellent rating. An otherwise enjoyable evening!

  • Visited June 2014
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Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews
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“Great food and knowledgeable staff”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This restaurant is among the more expensive that I tried in Italy in general but its also one of the best.

The staff was friendly and knew much about the food they were serving. Much was also for the Garda area.

Antipasti and a pasta for 2 for approximately 60 euro including 2 glas of wine.
Not among the cheapest places in Sirmione, it more among the higher end but if its worth it if you have something to celebrate or really love great food.

Cosy place that I really recommend.

  • Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous "foody" night out”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel we were staying in.

The staff were very friendly and obviously very passionate about food and wine. They seemed to have wine specialists, champagne specialists and food specialists who could advise us on any of their areas.

The wine list was mostly local and the one we were recommended (one of the Lugana wines) was delicious. One of our party was recommended one of the local sparkling wines, which was equally delicious. The only slight hitch was when one of our party asked for Bailey's and she got the waiter's grandma's home made BAY LEAF liqueur (which was also delicious by the way).

The food was excellent - especially the mixed grill of Lake caught fish.

All in all a very special meal in a lovely setting.

Would highly recommend this place..

Visited July 2014
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