Dal Pescatore - Mantova

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Dal Pescatore is an iconic temple of Italian gastronomic history, and Nadia is one of the most amazing female chefs on the planet.

Located in a bucolic countryside setting in the Parco dell’Oglio in northern Italy, not far from the beautiful city of Mantua, Dal Pescatore offers the combination of a restaurant, and a hymn to good taste and to family values.

The success is due to the owners, the Santini family, who have been at the helm here for generations. Owner and restaurant manager Antonio Santini’s grandparents opened the place in 1925, and Nadia, Antonio’s wife, was trained by her husband’s grandmother Teresa, when she married into the family in the 1970s. She has held three Michelin stars at the restaurant since 1996 and still runs the kitchen today with her son Giovanni. In the dining room, Antonio circulates and talks with guests, while Alberto carefully decants a Barolo wine.

The cuisine is classic Italian, with vegetables and herbs grown on the property. From the enormous decorated menu with a cover that changes seasonally, do not miss the grilled eel and the legendary rich pumpkin tortelli (Tortelli di zucca) with their amaretti-crumb filling, rolled in soft egg-yellow pasta.

Dal Pescatore

Riserva del Parco – Runate,
Canneto S/O,
Mantova, Lombardia,


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