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“Disastrous evening!”
Review of Alla Grotta

Alla Grotta
Ranked #3 of 130 Restaurants in Lazise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$39 - US$78
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dungarvan, Ireland
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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“Disastrous evening!”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We were rather disappointed with Alla Grotta considering as we were told it was the best restaurant in Lake Garda. There is no doubt that the food was good but our night was rather spoiled by a bit of info that was lost in translation between us and our waiter. Our waiter couldn't really speak English and when he was telling us the specials he left out the crucial word "raw" when he was describing the fish dish. This didn't go down well when it came out particularly when we found out that each starter (of which we had got four) was €22. Lesson to be learned: stick to the menu where nice descriptions of all the dishes are to be found in English!

Although the rest of the meal was excellent it couldn't make up for the rather bad taste (literally!) left after the starter.

Visited June 2013
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E Anglia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The highlight of our year!”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

We are lucky enough to spend a long weekend at this wonderful restaurant with rooms, every year, when we attend the Verona Opera!
How could you not fall in love with the location; the beautiful restaurant and the welcome?
The owners are there, day in - day out and are so attentive! The loyal staff have been there as long as I can remember - that is surely a sign of a good management team.
Most rooms are on the small side, except for a few amazing suites!!
But what of the piece de resistance - the food and wine? Whether you have lunch or dinner (or preferably both!) the food is hard to beat! Each plate is not just a beautiful work of art, it encapsulates all that is good about modern cuisine! Wonderful flavours, perfect blend of taste and texture - it would be hard to match in a Michelin starred restaurant. Don't worry about the menu - let the staff tell you what's special for the day!
The wine list offers a great selection of local and international wines - again, allow yourself to be guided to try new wines of the region.
I love this place!

  • Visited July 2013
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Bloomington, Indiana
2 reviews
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“Outstanding restaurant”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Don't want to give away more, it's popular enough already. But the fish menu is simply outstanding, the courtyard is beautiful, the wine selection excellent and moderately priced, and in short, it's hard to beat.

Visited June 2013
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Norway
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Perfect?”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Alla Grotta is a great restaurant in the small town of Lazise. Nice selection of wine, and a menu with both meat and seafood. They specialize in seafood, but we had the steak wich was amazing.

They made one mistake in what we ordered, but not really important as what we got in stead was good as well.

Friendly staff.

Highly reccomended!

  • Visited May 2013
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Halkirk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Amazing food in an idyllic location!”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

We have eaten here and also stayed in the rooms on numerous occassions and are never disappointed. The quality of the food and the attention to detail is always the same - perfecto!
The rooms are clean and comfortable - each one different, but the bonus is you get to sit and ponder at the lake while eating your breakfast - I always feel it's like being in a filmset!

The last time we visited (mid April 2013) the weather was awful, but being in Alla Grotta made it as special as ever - a definate must to put on your list if you haven't already been!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Sandra M
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