Dinner on the lake
7 top lakeside restaurants where you can enjoy fish dishes
SUMMER 2020 – Fish-based recipes are one of the strong points of Italian cuisine. Besides well-known sea fish, there are many menus based on lake fish, such as whitefish, with its top-quality meat, char or the renowned lake trout, one of the “must-eats” of lake areas. You can order them in many restaurants, but we assure you that eating them directly on the lake gives them a truly special flavour.
The Lake Garda area, boasting many restaurants where you can enjoy excellent Italian cuisine, is very popular. Well worth trying are also the restaurants on the Caldonazzo and Levico lakes - a 30-minute drive from Trento - or a restaurant on Lake Tovel, in the wonderful setting of the Brenta Dolomites.
If you need some advice on where to go, check out our selection of lakeside restaurants below. Buon appetito!
Ristorante La Terrazza, Lake Garda
One of the best-known Trentino restaurants on Lake Garda, in the village of Torbole. A perfect place to try traditional Lake Garda cuisine (but not only this) very close to the lake. Excellent seafood, an ideal setting ... what more do you want?
Info: Via Benaco 24, Torbole - Tel. +39 0464 506083
Ristorante Il Re della Busa, Lake Garda
It is the gourmet restaurant of the 5-star Lido Palace Hotel, in Riva del Garda. If you are looking for a romantic, elegant restaurant, for a tête-a-tête dinner based on exquisite haute cuisine, this is the right place. The menu includes sea and lake fish accompanied by a selection of memorable wines. Très chic!
Info: Viale Giosuè Carducci 10, Riva del Garda - Tel. +39 0464 021899
Aqua restaurant, Lake Garda
In summer, it is a must to eat fish-based dinners on the marina, enjoying the cool lake breeze after spending a day in the sun. This restaurant is also located in Torbole on Lake Garda. An ideal place to enjoy fish menus, but you can also choose excellent dishes made with the best Trentino products.
Info: Via Lungolago Conca d'Oro 11, Nago-Torbole - Tel. +39 0464 505142
Ristorante Ca’Rossa, Lake Caldonazzo
This is the best choice if you want to eat on the lake without travelling too far from Trento. It takes about twenty minutes from the city centre to reach the restaurant on the banks of Lake Caldonazzo, in Pergine Valsugana. House specials are fish dishes, but you can also order traditional food or a pizza.
Info: Via Valsugana 26, Pergine Valsugana - Tel. +39 0461 530840
Ristorante Taverna, Lake Levico
A well-kept restaurant with a panoramic terrace just a stone’s throw from the blue waters of Lake Levico. The menu includes fish-based dishes as well as many Trentino traditional specialities, such as carne salada (thin slices of high-quality beef, served raw or slightly griddled) or canederli (dumplings). It is just perfect for a relaxing evening, caressed by the lake breeze.
Info: Viale Belvedere, Levico Terme - Tel. +39 0461 706590
Ristorante Castel Toblino, Lago di Toblino
If you have a romantic dinner in mind with a touch of elegance of days gone by, this is where you should come, just a twenty-minute drive from Trento. The gourmet restaurant is housed in the halls of a Renaissance castle, set on a peninsula in the centre of the lake. It is perfect for a candle-lit dinner, toasting to the moon. Prosit!
Info: Localita' Castel Toblino 1, Calavino - Tel. +39 0461 864036
Chalet Tovel, Lake Tovel
From the romance of castles to a restaurant that brings us close to nature. The Ristorante Chalet Tovel is situated in the heart of the Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta (Nature Park), on the banks of Lake Tovel, a small lake in the Dolomites. Traditional Trentino dishes and excellent lake fish. P.S.: Open for lunch, reservations are required for dinner.
Info: Località Lago Tovel, Ville d'Anaunia - Tel. +39 348 062 7003