Posted on | March 26, 2012 | Comments Off
Carlo and I were in Mantua last week end. Mantua is the nearest place to Verona, where we could find free hotel rooms. It was impossibile in Verona. Vinitaly attracts many visitors who booked in advance. Unlike us, of course!
Saturday night we had a walk through its historic center. We think it is a stately, elegant city apart from the historical and artistic value. So if you are planning a trip in Italy our tip is to reserve a couple of days for it.
Among the many restaurants located in the center we chose one that had a very intriguing menu card exposed outside.
Its name? Hosteria Leon d’Oro (Via Leon d’Oro 6 Tel 338 124 23 11)
The restaurant is very cozy and suggestive. Suspended in time between past and present. Soft lights create a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. The service is good. Friendliness and attention are its features.
But the most important is its menu card. The owners are very careful with modern nutrition, and so you can find a range of proposals from Sicilian to Mantua kitchen, and then fish, meat or vegan dishes.
All that we ate tasted fantastic!
My menu: little polenta serving (made with pumpkin too) on creamy gorgonzola sauce garnished with hazelnuts, Mantua risotto with sausage and a chocolate cake …. very, very good!
My husband’ menu: assorted Italian and Mantua salami, Mantua risotto and the same cake.
We paired these tasty dishes with organic Lambrusco without sulfites.
Not cheap at all: little more than 70,00 €.
Carlo & Loretta