A steel, wood and glass pile-work construction on the shores of Lake Mergozzo, just outside Verbania, is home to this rapturous restaurant. An enchanting location, where time seems to slip slowly by across the water. Clear days offer breathtaking views of the Alps. Piccolo Lago, open for lunch and dinner, was awarded its second Michelin star in 2007. The focus is on fresh-water fish and local cuisine. Like many chefs, Marco Sacco fell in love with cooking at a young age. At just nine years old he was already helping his food-loving father in the kitchen. It’s a lifelong passion that he continues to stoke with new ideas and experimentation. The interior of old pile-work has been totally refurbished and houses two kitchens: there’s the “technical” kitchen downstairs and the “noble” kitchen upstairs. Marco Sacco is the kind of chef who likes to have fun with his food, and manages to come up with quite an array of at times madcap combinations. Try sturgeon with peach and mallow, followed by slipper lobsters and snails, and move onto carnaroli rice with miso sake and spirulina algae. For the boldest of diners, we recommend the chef’s table – an electrifying show custom-created for each guest.
Via Turati, 87
28924 Verbania Fondotoce (VB)
+39 0323 586792
Number of seats 60 | |
Closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday lunchtime
Holidays From November to February
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