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“Fine if you are a Local”
Review of Antica Contrada

Antica Contrada
Ranked #34 of 167 Restaurants in Sirmione
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 15 May 2013

The setting overlooks the lake. Beautiful, with fake Roman columns. If you are a local the service is fine. Otherwise go somewhere else. The staff were less than welcoming and service was indifferent with waiters patrolling rather than serving. The food was grossly overcooked. I has a seafood medley of lobster, langoustine and king prawns from the grill - all were dried up. My wife has beef but that was also overcooked and dry. The bill for this one course was the highest we paid all week - and we ate in some excellent restaurants. If you are looking for a good meal in a friendly atmosphere at a reasonable price - go somewhere else.

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Reviewed 14 January 2013

We didn't have any info about any of the dining facilities in Sirmione, and chose this place for a funny reason - because there was a Bentley parked outside :) This was the best combination of food quality, service and ambiance I've had in Italy (has been there for three times). My friend and I split tagliatelle con carciofi and grilled seafood plate. Tagliatelle was perfect, but the lobster took too much work for us as inexperienced lobster eaters :) We also had a desert plate, which included three samples of desserts, and all of them were pretty good. White house wine was descent. The restaurant seems to have a terrace facing the lake, but it was closed when we were there (January). I can imagine it would be very nice to sit outside and watch the lake. Overall this place was a great experience.

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Thank Dariya P
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

We went here after being recommended to try the fish dishes,had a set seafood menu at €35 per person which is not at all bad for Sirmione , all in all a very pleasant 4 coarse meal good clean establishment and service was good waiter took time to explain the content of the dishes also presentation of the food was amazing enjoyed our evening thank you.

Thank Bunree
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

This restaurant is located in the Columbare area and could be easily missed but worth searching out. We had also eaten in the current number 2 & 3 on Trip Advisor but this surpassed them by a long way. We had the tasting menus at 30 euro each and it was well worth every cent. It represented real value for money in comparison to many reataurants in the old town of Sirmione. Fabulous food and very welcoming and friendly staff. We chose to sit in the garden which offers a partial view of the lake which was lovely.

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Thank scallyIreland
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

We literally stumbled upon this gem because we parked outside, in a side street nearby (free). It had the Michelin 2011 in the window, the setting looked nice, so we went in. There are 2 menu options, one for the sea (with fish theme) and one for earth (with meat). We had one sea theme, the rest a la carte.
it was excellent. the pasta with fish was a favorite of our son, the antipasti with octopus was a favorite of my husband. I had the grilled branzino, and the whole fish appeared, to be dissected on the spot by a waiter. The waiting was our only spot of dissatisfaction, it resembled in parts being in an army canteen.
For deserts, a wild sharing went on, with the votes still out if the tiramisu was actually better than the mocca semifreddo.
After this rather satisfying and sumptious lunch, we staggered into town (the house white wine was excellent too..), and congratulated ourselves for eating first.

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Thank Christine_sing
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