The 8 best wine restaurants in Verona 2024

Verona is a city where you really can enjoy some traditional Italian dishes – paired with great wine. Whether you are going to wine2wine Business Forum in November or for a weekend vacation, here are the wine restaurants in the city that you don't want to miss!

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  2. Phone: 045 800 4535

    Address: Via Scudo di Francia, 3, Verona

    There has been so much said and written about this classic place in fair Verona, so what can we add? Just go there. Enjoy. If you’re like us, you won’t want to leave. But if we must say something more, we might add that it’s a perfect place to sneak in for some cichetti (tapas) and a few glasses of wine in the bar in the afternoon when you’ve had enough of sightseeing and shopping. For lunch and in the evening you will be served classic Veneto cuisine, and it will be perfect. The wine list, well, ask the sommeliers if you can see the wine cellar. It shows the decades of collecting, not only b...

  3. Phone: +39 045 800 0653

    Address: Via Ponte Pietra, 19A, Verona

    On via Ponte Pietra, one of Verona’s prettiest streets, “the friar’s alcove” is a venerable Veronese institution with outdoor seating and a vast selection of wine. The cosy interior is bustling and intimate with little room for maneuver. Overseen by owner-chef Massimo Perna, the menu includes classic local staples like homemade donkey ragù, risotto all'Amarone and gallina croccante (roasted Veronese hen). The extensive wine list (156 pages) has something for every taste and budget, ranging from a glass of Valpolicella Ripasso starting at 7 euros to a 2009 Château Mouton Rothschild that will...

  4. Phone: +39 045 592650

    Address: Vicolo San Silvestro, 10, Verona

    The “dark innkeeper” is another hidden gem, tucked away down an unassuming side street opposite the medieval Castelvecchio. Widely regarded as Verona’s finest fish restaurant, owner Simone Lugoboni is a familiar face to his many loyal customers who return regularly. A fresh catch comes daily from the markets of Chioggia, Venice and Cagliari, while oysters, caviar and lobsters are imported from further afield. The cellar is exceptionally well stocked, with French, Italian and German bubbles and whites dominating. The refined wine list offers wine by the glass (starting at 5 euros for a cris...

  5. Phone: +39 045 803 0537

    Address: Vicolo Regina D'Ungheria, 5, Verona

    Trattoria Al Pompiere is an authentic local institution established in the first half of the last century by a retired fireman. It was named "Al Pompiere" by its early regulars in honor of the founding innkeeper. In one corner, a cured meat deli overseen for many years by the now-retired Natalino offers 35 hams and salamis; next to it, a cheese counter boasts more than a hundred Italian cheeses. The menu, which relies heavily on local products and producers, features simple seasonal dishes with an emphasis on the cuisine of Verona and the Veneto region, such as gnocchi with wild boar ragù from...

  6. Phone: +39 045 803 3730

    Address: Via Carlo Cattaneo, 11, Verona

    Not far from the ancient Roman Arena, Ristorante Torcolo da Barca has been serving traditional Veronese cuisine since the 1930s. Today it is managed by the Barca family, restaurateurs in Verona for generations, who have recently renovated the interior, restoring it to something approaching its former glory. In the winter months, you’ll encounter the trademark trolley of boiled and roasted meats, accompanied by the famous local pearà sauce, while the award-winning cellar contains around 8,000 bottles, including a wide range of prestigious Italian labels such as Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Masseto a...

  7. Phone: +39 045 878 0860

    Address: Vicolo Corticella San Marco, 3, Verona

    Hidden away in an unassuming courtyard in the heart of Verona’s historic centre, this is one of Verona’s most renowned restaurants. The magnificent external lamp above the ornate arched doorway indicates that you’ve arrived at the right place. Under the ownership of chef Giancarlo Perbellini, the 12 Apostoli has recently reopened following a significant refurbishment. Inside, crisp and modern fittings mesh with original historical architecture. Guests can choose between three tasting itineraries offered in the two historic rooms, the Vòlto and Fresco rooms, or the new Chef's Table experience,...

  8. Phone: +39 045 804 1929

    Address: Via Ponte Pietra, 34, Verona

    Overlooking the River Adige and the ancient Roman bridge that was destroyed during the Second World War, Osteria Ponte Pietra offers some of the most evocative views of the city in a truly romantic setting. As you would expect, given that owner Gianni Pascucci also ran the famous Bottega del Vino for twenty years, the cellar is nothing short of sumptuous. While Italian labels dominate the list, there is also an extensive array of Champagne to choose from and a careful selection of French, Slovenian, German and Austrian whites, as well as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. The...

  9. Phone: +39 045 595358

    Address: Via Dietro San Sebastiano, 5/7, Verona

    Best Long List of the Year International Open 2024

    Elia Rizzo opened the doors of Il Desco for the first time in 1981. His son, Matteo, now runs this prestigious Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Verona, bringing a freshness and vitality to match the best traditions of Veneto and northern Italy. The name of the restaurant itself, “Il Desco”, is a rather quaint way of saying “the dining table”, and there is certainly something reassuringly old-fashioned about the restaurant, offset with a vibrant splash of modernity in the contemporary art and use of colour on the plate. On the menu, fish prevails, but there is no shortage of local...