One of the most romantic restaurants in Veneto, thanks to a breathtaking view of the Treviso hills, Locanda la Candola in Farra di Soligo is a real paradise for fish lovers. Located on top of a hill, the beautiful rural residence was recently taken over by Alberto Cristante, a restaurateur gourmand with a remarkable experience gained at the Antico Pignolo and Linea D’Ombra in Venice and more recently at the Chichibio in Fener.
A life spent managing top fish restaurants, Alberto’s philosophy is based on excellent raw materials, researched among the best fish markets in the Adriatic sea, such as those of Caorle and Chioggia, or among suppliers of refined specialties such as oysters and exotic fish that he buys from Oyster Oasis in Milan.
Each dish is just as straightforward as Alberto is, conceived to maintain, albeit with small creative touches, the taste of fresh fish as intact as possible, with lightness and concreteness.
The menu will drive fish lovers crazy: from all kind of raw fish to the traditional fried fish from the Venice Lagoon up to the most creative recipes such as scampi and leek cappuccino, cuttlefish noodles with toasted pistachio and julienne of courgettes or oyster risotto & champagne made with the delicious Pink Pearl oysters from the Sacca di Scardovari.
But do not expect only good fish from Alberto: his passion for the search for special ingredients will guide you through other tastings that will make your experience at Candola truly unforgettable, such as the organic olive oil of the Sicilian farm Titone.
The wine list boasts over 550 labels, including a good selection of Prosecco as well as of international wines, especially dry ones such as German Rieslings.
Both the mise en place and the decor, with Murano glass plates, embroidered handmade cushions, and many paintings on the walls, are also extremely chic and charming.
Alberto is also a superb expert on rum and whiskey: at Candola you will find an exceptional selection for very special after-dinner drinks.