Fine Dining in the Ristorante Antica Torretta in Verona

A view of the terrace of the Ristorante Antica Torretta in Verona. © Ristorante Antica Torretta

Verona, Italy (Gastrosofie). Verona, the capital of the Italian province of the same name, is located on the German river Adige and offers residents and visitors an old town that, at first glance, was undoubtedly part of the World Heritage of the United Nations Education, Science and Culture.

Verona was founded in the 1st century BC, and flourished particularly during the rule of the Scaliger and thus in the 13th and 14th centuries AD. From the 15th to the 18th century it was part of the Republic of Venice. A remarkably large number of monuments also date from this period, but also from ancient times and the Middle Ages, and not just the Renaissance.

Just a stone’s throw from the Ponte Pietra, Verona’s oldest bridge, lies the Piazzetta Broilo, originally a walled orchard of the bishop, and today still an oasis amidst the crowds of people strolling and jostling through the streets of the old town Ristorante Antica Toretta on the ground floor of an old building, on which not only the plaster is peeling, but also green.

A view of a plate of tartare in the Ristorante Antica Torretta in Verona. © Ristorante Antica Torretta

That has charm and the ristorante exudes elegance. Thilo Scheu notes in the travel guide “Lake Garda with Verona and Brescia” that this is a fine restaurant in a historic building with a green facade between the cathedral and Ponte Pietra ”. That is in a nutshell and the remark that you can also sit idyllically outside is appropriate. On the other hand, there is little space inside in the neat restaurant with one or the other mirror on the wall.

Scheu writes „great“ about the food and „attentive“ to the staff. Olimpio, the chef in the kitchen, is particularly attentive to the food and can be seen at work, conjuring up flavors and emotions.

Above all, he succeeds in making wonderful starter plates. I can recommend meat or fish tartare and the Chateaubriand with black truffle. The selection of raw fish is good, including a course of pasta and lobster

Ristorante Antica Torretta

Address: Piazza Broilo, 1, 37121 Verona, Italia

Contact: E-Mail:, Telephone / Fax: 045 8015292


Opening times: Daily from 12.15 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7.15 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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