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“Ravishing fine dining in Trento”
Review of Locanda Margon

Locanda Margon
Ranked #1 of 470 Restaurants in Trento
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$177
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Terrace of rare natural beauty of the city of Trento , Locanda Margon is born by the will of the family Lunelli , owner of Cantine Ferrari , as a place of excellence and experimentation for innovative combinations with bubbles . It takes its name from the nearby Villa Margon, a splendid century representative office of the Ferrari . La Locanda Margon offers guests a twofold proposal : the Living Gourmet , for fans of the cuisine, and the Veranda , for those who do not want to compromise on quality even in a kitchen easier and faster .
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Once you get over the sombre lighting of the room in the 'salotto gourmet', it's a feast. The seats are very comfortable, the tables wide and very well spaced. It is indeed a 'salotto'.

Even before you choose, you are treated to a dizzying selection of amuse bouches that span an incredible range of flavours, textures and produce.

So many dishes a la carte are attractive that one needs three visits to get a complete picture!

At the two extremes, we had an ethereal ziti pasta with capelonghe (razor clams), which was stunningly clean and clear in flavour and presentation, and a powerful, earthy main of hare that was prepared in a way we'd never seen before (I won't spoil the suprise) and yet was firmly rooted in classical French cuisine.

The service, formal but not too much, strikes all the right keys.

We were loyal long-term customers and admirers of the previous chef of the Locanda (Walter Miori) and to be frank we were initially very suspicious when the current chef (Alfio Ghezzi) took over...But his cuisine has completely convinced us: there is a real depth of culinary culture in his dishes, a deep respect for local tradition and for classical techniques combined with a mastery of all modern techniques and a creativity that is sometimes breathtaking.

If there is a restaurant that could be the first to obtain two Michelin stars in Trento, this is it, so superior it is to its starred local competitors, and so comparable in quality to other two-starred places we've visited.

Thank thoughtfuldiner
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Reviewed 26 October 2010

When I heard that we were going to the restaurant associated with Ferrari (which we ADORE and drink tons of all the time), I was so thrilled to see what kind of fantastic local cuisine they would pair with our favorite local bubbles. Other than expecting copious amounts of Ferrari, I also expected a fun atmosphere, a great view (from what I had heard) and some very tasty local dishes.

I wa so disappointed in our experience there. Yes, it is in a beautiful location, up on a steep hillside overlooking the city of Trento. The view is amazing and they have a lovely outside sitting area (im not sure if they let you dine out there. we certainly were not offered that option though it was a beautiful evening in late August).

The interior is nice. Fancy. Quiet. Sort of museum-like. I did not even see a bar or lounge area. The first thing we were asked when we entered was "did we want the prix fixe menu?" Um, we didn't really know. Apparently, the prix fixe dining room was a whole separate (separated) affair. We opted for the regular menu.

We did have a nice procession of Ferrari sparkles and that was truly the best part of the meal, by far. We had some sort of amouse bouche things they brought and they were fine..... We also all ordered an appetizer / salad course as well as a main course, and dessert. The only thing we skipped was a pasta course. The food was all presented in a very fancy manner, elegantly arranged, but completely dwarfed by the dishes. When my fish main course arrived, the first thing I thought was "Where's the rest of it?" And I am not one for huge portions. I can tell you that after two courses and dessert (and lots of bubbles), my husband and I left hungry. Amazingly disappointing to leave a table hungry after a couple of hours at a table and after spending WAY too much $ for what we got. And I'm not refering only to the food. I really think the whole experience should have been much more interesting, much for fun, much more lively..... less.... stuffy.

Sadly, I think Ferrari has really missed an opportunity with this place. it's a great location and their wines are superb and I think that so many people would be thrilled to find a fun, much more hip sort of place to enjoy a glass of great bubbles and a lovely view and some really interesting local cuisine.....

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