The Veneto and Friuli–Venezia Giulia Restaurants

Il Desco

  • Via Dietro San Sebastiano 7 Map It
  • Verona
  • Italian
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Cucina dell'anima—food of the soul—is how chef Elia Rizzo describes his cuisine. True to Italian culinary traditions, he preserves natural flavors through quick cooking and selective ingredients, but tradition gives way to invention, even daring, in the combination of ingredients in dishes such as dumplings with cod tripe and black olives. Some find Rizzo's creative combinations, such as adding truffles to a fish fillet, difficult to fathom. For an extravagant gastronomic adventure, try the multicourse tasting menu (€150 per person, not including wine), or the limited pre-opera tasting menu at €100. Il Desco's interior is elegant, if overdone, with tapestries, paintings, and an impressive 16th-century lacunar ceiling. The service, though efficient, is not exactly friendly.

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Via Dietro San Sebastiano 7, Verona, Veneto, 37100, Italy

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  • Closed Sun. and Mon. (but open for dinner Mon. in July, Aug., and Dec.), and 2 wks in June

Published 06/07/2016


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