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“The best place to eat”
Review of Hostaria la Cross

Hostaria la Cross
Ranked #3 of 92 Restaurants in Garda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$37
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 4 September 2012

We have been regular to Lake Garda over the last few years and discovered this fabulous gem of a place a few years back. The food is tremendous as is the warm welcome and hospitality. The atmosphere is great, like one huge Italian family dinner. Even though we only go back once a year the guy that runs it alwYs remembers us and gives us the best welcome. Proseco is offered to everyone on arrival as well as being directed towards bowls of olives and other lovely little bits. The menu is not extensive which is great as it leaves room for only the best home cooked food. Wine is copious and some of the best I have drunk in Italy. Bottles of limoncelo and other liquers are placed on your table at the end of the meal for you to help yourself. You can easily spend a good few hours here, eating, laughing and drinking (sensibly!!)

Thank Maud73
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Enjoyed the taster menu, a selection of the starters and main course, including free glass of wine while browsing the menu. Great atmosphere, good typical italian food with delicious steak from the barbeque, very child-friendly (my son wanted something that wasn't on the menu - they made it, no problem).
Dessert was a little disappointing. You need to book if you'd like the nicest outdoor tables.

Thank CaitUK
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

A great place for any party. Great atmosphere, super staff, good prices and good food and drink. They never seize to amaze, whenever we go there are our favorite drinks on the table, like Prosecco on ice, good red wine and if something is missing they will bring it right away. On many evenings they have live music and they organize special theme nights. G when you're in a party mood!

Thank gluon
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

We had the distinct pleasure of having a huge lunch at Hostaria la Cross.

It’s off the beaten track but definitely worth the 1 Km walk from the city centre.

The place is a real authentic trattoria with a lively atmosphere and all the classical dishes you expect in such a place.

We went for the set menu (30€) – and what a menu. It was like the dishes just kept coming and it was a FANTASTIC tour-de-force to be taking part in…. Polenta with sausage, various cold cuts, chicken, carpaccio and eegs with mushrooms….just for starters.

Afterwards 3 different servings of Pasta – with my favorit being a very generous gnocchi with truffles dish with so much truffels that I can still almost taste it….. GREAT!!

Believe it or not but then came 5-6 different cuts of meat and chicken grilled with roasted potatoes and veggies. It was more than even I could handle.

Wisely enough the menu did not include dessert (but we got 3 different kinds of Italian homemade cakes) but we took an esspresso to round off the lunch.

If I should mention a few things to improve it even further, then I would not serve a slice of lettuces with every single dish (even the butter) – let the food stand for itself ….. and (this is the first time ever I find myself saying this) many serve a little smaller dishes 

Wine and water was also very reasonably prices (Bardolino Rosso 12€ for a bottle).

Bravissimo – The value for money ratio is hard to beat.

Highly recommended

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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Best pasta dishes we ate in Italy. Nothing to dislike

Thank dianeloades
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