This is a very centrally located restaurant in Verona as it is just in front of the famous clock tower and very near to the Via Mazzini, which is the main shopping street in Verona. It has a very nice ambiance and underground dining area.
For starter, we had ham again but this time served with assorted vegetables like grilled eggplant and zucchini, boiled egg, sun-dried tomato and mushroom. All are locally produced and their freshness is guaranteed! The thing with Italian starters are that as long as the ingredients are fresh, their taste won’t be far off or disappointing.
Next we had the mushroom gnocchi (gnocchi di funghi, hand made soft dumplings). Mild tasting and the texture is just nice (not too soft or chewy).
Lastly is the risotto with Amarone wine (Risotto all’Amarone) and no meat this time! It is one of the most popular dishes of culinary tradition of Verona and a must try here. At first thought, many would cry to use the precious Amarone (which is the famous wine produced in the region) as a cooking wine. However after eating it, you will fully understand that it was worth it. The strong flavor of the wine mixed with the locally produced rice is the ultimate combination and the texture of the rice is retained. I reckon it is a simple yet hard to cook dish.
Address: Corso Porta Nuova, 7 37122 Verona Province of Verona, Italy