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“Very romantic place, good service and refined cuisine”

Ristorante Esplanade
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$93 - US$131
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: We like to think of our restaurant as a warm and elegant place, where you can feel part of our passion for food and wine .. ..to send you to an exciting experience, each time different.
Paris
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Very romantic place, good service and refined cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Romantic dinner with my wife in this upscale restaurant which is recommended by the Michelin guide.
The outdoor terrasse is very romantic and gives a large view over the lake. There is even a small pier, which extends approx 20 meters above the lake itself, with one table only and this must be a very nice experience (unfortunately, we were not aware of the existence of this "special table").
Service was very professional and friendly.
The menu offers a wide choice of dishes, with a majority of fish recipes.
The wine list looks like a dictionary and it is a true homage to the incredible variety of Italian (and foreign) wines. We could only rely on the advice of the sommelier and the local "vino bianco" that he suggested was a very good match for our choice of dishes.
Our "starters" were essentially made of raw fish and crustaceans and they were both subtle and tasty.
Our main courses were a bit more "sophisticated" (I had a combination of tuna, scallops, mushrooms, brioche and hot foie gras which was rich in tastes, although the tuna was a bit overcooked to my personal taste) and very pleasant.
Desserts were nice and a big step above any other "dolce" we experienced during our trip in the nice region of Lombardia.
All in all, it was good value for money and our best meal in Italy.
Highly recommended if you are in the region.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

This is a beautiful restaurant in a wonderful setting. The food and wine were stunning and the restaurant well and truly lived up to its reputation. We found it to be at least easily on a par with similar rated Michelin restaurants.

  • Visited June 2013
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Maldives
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very good high end restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

We visited this restaurant to experience the food after reading it had a michelin star. The restaurant itself is very beautifully done and the staff extremely precise and well trained.

The food was very good as would be expected and the staffs know;edge of Gluten free was wonderful as was the GF bread served and the small selection of dessert samplers offered.

A spectacular venue for romance and a dining experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Victoria K
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One of my favorite restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

Lago Di Garda is amazing place. We chose this restaurant based on recommendation of our friend. I have to say that was one of the best restuarant ever. Food was excellent and service too. I would really love to come again. Is quite expensive and fancy restaurant but to be honest- we are not eating every day such a kind of food and art on the plate.

  • Visited June 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

the location is perfect, right by the lake garda, the food delicious, specially my starter the "emozione di mare" (sea emotions) and the staff is not only professional but also funny speaking not only Italian but also French, German and English (these are the languages I heard while eating there so maybe they speak even more?).

  • Visited May 2013
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