There are lots of pizzerias in Verona, many of them combined to be both pizzeria and the restaurant, offering more choices for lunch or dinner. Pizzeria/ristorante Impero is more known for very good pizza, made on woods. If you like tranquillity, great ambient in the midle of the historic centre and fine but not very expensive food then "Impero" is certainly one of the best choices in Verona.
Favorite Dish: Besides all kind of pizza's you may order meal according to the own preferences.
It is habbit in Italy to have primo, secondo e terzo (the first, the second and the third dish), but in the hot summer days one may lost its apetite. My suggestion for the hot summer days is light kind of food:
- prosciutto crudo con melone, or
- insalata mista di verdura al olio di oliva
One thing I couldn't help but notice during our 2 weeks in Italy is that Italian cuisine in general seems to be pretty conservative, in the sense that menus are pretty similar from one restaurant to the next. Perhaps that's why we were so happy to stumble upon Le Cantine de l'Arena on Piazza Bra. Being so close to the arena, we were a bit of afraid we might have to pay more than what the food was worth, but it turned out to be quite the contrary! Not only was our meal reasonably priced, but it was excellent and for once there were items on the menu that couldn't be found elsewhere. Sylvain went for one of their specialty pizzas (ham and potatoes) and it was delicious, just like my gnocchi al pesto which came with a nice pine nut sauce and fresh parmesan. Service was fast, and although there was an enjoyable atmosphere inside, there also was a nice terrace outside from where you could see the Roman Arena. It sure was a great way to start our weekend in Verona!
It's almost impossible to resist stopping by one of the sunny terraces on Piazza delle Erbe. This piazza is the most lively one in the city, and also one of the most charming. After looking at different menus and sneaking a peek at what people were eating, we decided to have lunch at Caffe ai Lamberti. This little cafe offers a nice selection of pizzas, along with some other Italian dishes and salads. Since we were there on a really hot day, I decided to take a chance and try their chicken curry salad, and it turned out to be absolutely delicious! The salad was fresh, and the marinated chicken was very tender with a nice subtle flavour. I also tried a bit of Sylvain's pizza (Italian sausage and gorgonzola) and it was really good too. Either we really lucked out, or Verona simply has plenty of great restaurants to choose from!
This is the only restaurant on Piazza di Signori so you cant really miss it. We had great pizzas sitting out under a brolly as the sun was beating down. Very good pizzas, not expensive and Dante for company.
We know this pizzeria and restaurant for many years. Now it is fully renewed inside, modern forniture but the old good food is the same.
And the prices are not renewed !
Favorite Dish: Pizza is very good, you can have the traditional pizza or the "metro" pizza, i.e. how long you want, to divide with your friends.
They have a good argentina couisine.
The price I indicate is for the pizza and beverage.
Famous Zac's is on piazza Brá. My friends and I ate here before going to the opera. It is a great place to eat dinner as there are hundreds of people walking around the piazza or eating at nearby restaurants (majority of seating here is on tables outside - but there was plenty of room to move between tables). So it is great for people watching. Service was good and we did not have to wait long for our meals.
Favorite Dish: OK, once again I had pizza. I can't help it, I basically lived off pizza when I was Italy (although it wasn't until about a month and a half after leaving Italy that I had pizza again). The pizza, as usual, was very good.
The absolute best thing about Famous Zac’s though is their deserts – they are massive, I just had to take a photo of our ice-creams when they came because they were so big, I barely got through about a third of mine, it was so good!!
brek is an Italy-wide chain of self-service restaurants. They serve standard Italian food in good quality to reasonable prices.
You can sit inside or at the piazza Bra.
Favorite Dish: Standard Italian dishes like lasagne, bistecca, quite a choice of pasta, antipasti and salads. Wine and beer from the tap.
There are plenty of pizzerias and restaurants in the old core of the town, not easy choise to peek one.
This one, I don't remember the name, is situated on Piazza dei Signori.
Favorite Dish: While eating "Quattro staggioni" or other kind of pizza, enjoy viewing beautiful Piazza dei Signori and numerous tourists strolling around.
Don't stay in the city to eat. If you have a car, go direction Milano and u'll see a pizzeria in the corner....it's cheaper and it's not touristic.
Favorite Dish: Pizza with Muzzarela,Peperoni and olives!!!It's the only one I ate there...but it's very good!
Nose' Mauro located on a hill with a view over the city and fantastic stone oven pizzas the size of a wagon wheel.
Via Trota 3 - 045 800 4757.
La Torretta : very nice restaurant in an old Veronese house. Extensive local wine list (try the amarone del valpolicella) and horse steak! Piazza Broilo , 1 37121 - Verona - 045 801 0099
Favorite Dish: Calzone!!! with black olives and a nice red wine:
"Brunello di Montalgino" --- buon appetito!
This pizzeria is near the river Adige, where the dam is. Is a typical italian restaurant, where you can taste good italian cuisine, but i go there only for the marvellous pizza they serve. There is a menu only for pizza with a choice of at leat 20 toppings...
A Pizzeria, although of course it does a few pasta dishes.
AMBIENCE/DECOR 6.7/10 - good space. nice and airy despite being very busy. Lighting had obviously been thought about and although it was not so subdued it certainyl wasn't glaring. Lighting in Pizzerias tend to be brighter. I had a good view of all the other tables and a good view of all the other italians. I generally felt quite relaxed. Nothign was intrusive, and due to the spatial properties noise and other peoples animated conversations did not interfere with yours. No interferign music. If this place was in london it woudl be considered very cool and 'trendy'[.
CLIENTELE - f this place was in london it woudl be considered very cool and 'trendy'. All italians here, of all ages.
SERVICE - 8/10 - didnt have to wait too long - but then again i maybe woudl'nt have noticed as I was happy drinking wine and chatting and nibbling on olives etc. well organised and efficient
FOOD - 7.8/10 cant really fault the pizza I had. - this is how pizza shoudl be - good thin/light base Excellent quality ingredients, fabulous base. Not too much cheese. - this is not some disgusting american 'pizza' franchise NOR does a pizza in italy resemble anythign like the pizzas sold in pretentious over-priced pseudo-italian 'restaurantsf ifor the unknowing middle-classes n London. Of course u coudl be unlucky and visit a tourist place and Im sure u coudl receive what u migth be used to i did have one gripe, it woudl have been the tastiness of the tomatoes and the plate of olives that were on the table. The tomatoes in my 'caprese' (mozzarella and tom) were absolutely no worse than i would get from a higher quality supermarket in London, but i expect and normally receive a superior quality whilst in italy, especially in the South.
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Favorite Dish: pizza
When we arrived in Verona, we had to go immidately to the youth hostel, whose gates are closed at 11:30. After placing my bags, I had only 30 minutes left and I HAD to eat. The guy from the youth hostel recommended a pizza restaurant 800 metres away. We huuried there and enjoyed real good Pizzas directly from the oven.
Favorite Dish: Pizza Margherita!
The squares are lit at night which makes for a very pleasant atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: The best pizza and pasta I ever had was in Verona. Ate at restaurants/cafe's by Piazza Erbe and Piazza Bra. Ordered a vegetable pizza...had sliced carrots and whole string beans on it.