The name refers to the intimate garden where co-owner Larisa will welcome you warmly, once you've wound your way from the Rialto or San Stae down the narrow calle to this romantic locale. (There's an indoor dining room as well, but the garden is covered and heated in winter.) Larisa's husband, Virgilio, mans the kitchen, where he prepares such dishes as sea bass in salt crust and a grilled fish platter. Be sure to try the homemade gnocchi or pasta—perhaps the tagliolini
(thin spaghetti) with scallops and artichokes. You'll also find some fine meat options here. Desserts, like the chocolate mousse or crème caramel, are homemade as well. The wine list features some excellent regional selections.