If you find yourself in Lonato del Garda this summer and you wondering where you can dine out on traditional food of the region, an initiative by the tourist board of the Municipality of Lonato del Garda have made it easy for you. They have devised a scheme ‘Trenta menu per l’estate’ which offers 30 set menus at 17 different agriturismi, trattorie, ristorante and pubs.
You can pick up a guide from the tourist office or any of the participating establishments (listed below). The guide also includes an insert by Pro Loco Lonato(an organisation which set up to promote the towns attributes). The insert lists a few itineraries of short walks in the town, which lead you places of interest such as Il Duomo (church) with its Sorattini dome and valuable arts collection, perfect to build up your appetite or to walk off your lunch or dinner.
The establishments are: Alli Galli Pub, Trattoria Rassica, La Campagnola, Ottolini, da Achille, Milani, Da Arturo, Agriturismo Spia d’italia, Arriga Alta, Le Panizze, Ristorante Antico Corlo, Cascina del Ritrovo, Rustichello, Osteria Orchidea, Pizzeria Linus, Hosteria Le Bagnole and Tana del Gufo.
The first course on the menus include: Capunsei(bread dumplings), bigoli al torchio(type of thick pasta), risotto, ravioli agli asparagi(asparagus ravioli), lasagne di verdure(vegetable lasagne), bigoli con alici (thick pasta with anchovies), macheroncini alla bosciaolo(macarini with mushrooms.tagliatelle al coregone(tagliatelle with whitefish from the lake),
The second course includes: various grilled meats including tagliata (sliced sirloin steak), filetto di maiale(fillet of pork), coniglio(rabbit), carne salata(salted meat), grigliata mista(the classic mixed grill of meat).
Deserts include: crema catalana(creme brulee), semifreddo, crostata(tart), panna cotta.
Set menu prices vary between €15 to €35.