Fodor's Expert Review Il Desco

$$$$ Verona Italian Fodor's Choice

La 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 careful ingredient selection, but tradition gives way to invention in daring combinations like dumplings with cod tripe and black olives. Some may find Rizzo's creations, such as adding truffles to a fish fillet, difficult to fathom. For an extravagant gastronomic adventure, try the multicourse tasting menu or the limited pre-opera Overture tasting menu. Il Desco's interior is elegant if overdone, with tapestries, paintings, and an impressive 16th-century lacunar ceiling.

Italian Modern Italian Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Via Dietro San Sebastiano 7
Verona, Veneto  37100, Italy


Known For:
  • Inventive, colorful plates of food
  • Elegant, arty surroundings fit for a modern opera
  • Pricey tasting menus
  • Warm welcome from the Rizzos and team
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. (open for dinner Mon. in July, Aug., and Dec.)

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