Il Desco

Elia and Matteo Rizzo

Elia Rizzo, born in 1956, has now given carte blanche to his son Matteo (twenty-eight years his junior). He is really enthusiastic about his role and is never shy about asking his father for advice, working side by side with him and always choosing no more than three ingredients on the same plate: a strict family rule! An ancient Renaissance building with exposed beams and a coffered ceiling with frescoes creates a feel of suspended time for those visiting Il Desco with its traditional cuisine, located in that quiet back-alley in the medieval heart of Verona. Since 1981 Il Desco has been one of the most representative examples of successful Veneto catering, known throughout Italy. One of the newest services provided at the restaurant is the Overture Gourmet: a new proposal accompanying the opera evenings at the Arena, with a chance to try the restaurant’s gourmet menu but in quick time, although the service is as careful and attentive as usual. The large wine cellar below allows enthusiasts to discover the best wines and spirits made in Verona, Italy and France. “No dish is complete without a worthy glass of wine,” is Elia’s motto.

Il Desco

Via Dietro S. Sebastiano, 7 – 37121 Verona (VR)
Tel. +39 045 595358

45 | |

Closed Sunday and Monday. In July, August and December: Sunday and Monday lunchtime
Holidays 15 days from 25 December
Credit cards All