This is the great place, where we had our VT-meeting on saturday evening : We had a room for our group in the back of the bar and at first I had the feeling it is quite small for all of us, but towards the end it even had enough space for the dancing-sessions that you will see in my travelogues...
Favorite Dish: They prepared a lot of small snacks - my favorite was a small glass, filled with bits of tomato and small pieces of bread in olive-oil and fine herbs.
The big bowls with plenty of straws was great to look at and a lot of fun watching the others while they drank it, but I would not call it a specially tasty drink.
Anyway, lots of people seemed to like it !
On my picture from the left :
This bar/cafe can be found at the rear of Castel San Pietro on the north side of the river. San Pietro is on the hill, directly behind the Roman theatre, and it is quite a climb to the top on a hot day. We were desperate for a drink, and ended up having a couple of panini as well - quite good, but not cheap by any means. Judging by the lights, the sound system and the size of the place, I reckon that this was one of Verona's trendy bars at night, and probably hasn't been open long.
There is a website, which I have listed below. There's no useful information on it though apart from the opening hours and some links to other sites. The hours are 10:00 am until 02:00 am every day, by the way. Didn't see ANY sign of a computer, so I don't know why it is called Mako Internet Cafe.
A great little place along one main street going into the middle of the old city. It does not stick right out there to be seen, but just SE past the Arena three blocks. The seating is for only about 20 people, and some locals were ordering form a counter which also had dolce/desserts, all wonderful looking.
Favorite Dish: I had the osso buco, and it was great. Micky partner had a seafood plate of all very fresh and tasty morsels of a variety of fish and mollusks. Salad comes with the lunch meals. They have daily specials and not a typical menu since the items change daily. A warning-the good breads and flatbread and crispy sticks can fill you up before the food gets there. Libations are plentiful and good choices.
Good service at the outside tables here, just off the main square.
Standard but dependable cafe bar for hot drinks, beers, wines pannini and more.
Go when it's sunny and sit away from the shade!
Favorite Dish: A beer and a pannini was just what we were after, simple fare and always a pleasure to sit and people watch on spots like this
I have no idea what the name of this place was, but its situated right next to the Arena, looks into the Piazza Bra and is about half the price of the cafes/erstaurants on the main drag of the Piazza itself. Sit at one of the tables on the street - outdoor service is provided (self-service inside).
Favorite Dish: Nothing fancy - its as much a place for coffee and/or a drink, but much cheaper than those places within 20 metres.
(Its the building on the right-hand side of the photo)
Just adjacent to the Duomo is the cafe bar - looks unassuming from the exterior but enter and at the back is a shady courtyard - handy to escape the heat and enjoy a drink.
We just had a coffee (fnacily decorated with the cream!) and rested our feet for a short while.
Cafe Opera is one of the places in the prime tourist area in Piazza Bra. So you expect to pay a bit more, just because of the location - very close to the Arena. But it IS nice to sit and linger over a cappuchino (3 euros) or a generous mixed gelati (4.5 euros) and watch people stroll by.
Favorite Dish: Gelati of course - mst flavours, but particularly pistaccio, mint or chocolate !
There are several cafes / bars on Piazza della Erbe, some are better than others. We preferred this one as it was well-situated near the market and a good place to linger over a drink in the shade.
Stop for a drink in the early evening and watch the people stroll by.
There's a few nice cafe's and restaurants on Piazza Erbe, one of which I stopped off at and had lunch sitting outside under the shade watching people round the small market stalls. I can't remember the name but I it was down from the fountain (going south) before the small street that leads into Piazza dei Signori. Good food and good service.
What you see in this picture is a Rossini - spumante and strawberries. The thing is that whilst the Piazza Bra gives you a small glass with prefab strawberries for EUR 6, this place gives you this huge thing with FRESHLY mixed strawberries for half the price! This became our favourite place for an evening aperitif during the four days in town. The interesting thing is that it really is only a few minutes from Piazza dell Erbe, yet there were never any tourists when we were there. They were probably too busy paying more for less in the more scenic piazza :) This place seems to be intellectual and fun later in the evenings too judging by the upper floor interior. They have a small bar menu with Italian fare which we never tried but order a drink only and you will also get plenty of snacks. Again, in Bra or Erbe you get a small bowl of crisps whereas here, we got a plate full of olives, popcorn, nuts and carrots. This is probably what I miss most of all in Verona now that I am back...
Favorite Dish: Rossini!
Unfortunately for us "poor" tourist Veron ais not a "cheap" town where having a break for something to eat. Around Piazza delle Erbe or Piazza Dante you will surely find a place inside or outside a nice and elegant cafe (or as we call it in italia "bar"), but when you will look at the menu, you will probably have a bad surprise. An example?? For a "Caprese" (tomatoes and mozzarella) you will pay 8 euros... Too much for me; normally we are not "full" after a dish like that. The same situation when you order a drink or a glass of wine. The best solution is, at the end, walk outside the central area, you will surely find a fast-food!
This wine-cellar and inn is situated right next to the cathedral. It offers excellent choice of wines from Veneto region and the rest of Italy. Besides, while testing the wibes, you can enjoy in the specialities of Verona cuisine.
Favorite Dish: Do not miss to try "spaghetti al olio con peperoncino" or "bolito misto".
Overpriced coffee in my opinion. It’s got the “olde shoppe” thing going on, but it didn’t really work for me. Brioches didn’t look that great either. There’s much better breakfast fare a few doors along.
Favorite Dish: the wrapped little amaretto biscuits (take 'em away with you for train journeys!)
Caffé Dante is the oldest café in Verona. You find it in a Renaissance palazzo on the North side of Piazza dei Signori. It is pure pleasure to sit down and enjoy a coffee at this peaceful place after an exhausting stroll through the old town.
Bottega Dei Vini (OK, it's a bar, not a restaurant)
Huge selction of wines from all over Italy (over 1000 to choose from - in all price ranges). Look at the blackboards for 'todays selections' they'll be largely reasonably priced. Some of the wines on the main list require a second mortgage.
Favorite Dish: Wine.