Locanda Castelvecchio (VR)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Locanda Castelvecchio (VR) — Veneto Secrets

An undisputed institution in Verona and guardian of its most authentic culinary traditions, such as the meat stew with “pearà” sauce served in white gloves and luxe silverware, the restaurant has a truly unique history to tell, dating back to the 18th century.

A former pharmacy in the 18th century, it became in 1831 a delicatessen store, actually the oldest we have documentation about in Verona, until 2000 when was turned into the current classy restaurant.

Locanda Castelvecchio (VR) — Veneto Secrets

With a timeless interior décor made of original furnishings dating back to the 19th century harmoniously mixed to contemporary design elements, the Locanda Castelvecchio is definitely one of the most romantic hot spots in the beautiful Verona.

Locanda Castelvecchio (VR) — Veneto Secrets

Book a table in one of the charming little rooms and order the meat stew that will be served to you with the scenographic traditional trolley. Above the restaurant, the inn offers also four beautifully decorated rooms with a great view of the Adige river and Castelvecchio.

The Secret

The legend tells that during the occupation of Verona by the Lombards, the pearà sauce was invented by the cook of King Alboino as a “potion” to give strength to Rosmunda, his young wife, who wanted to let herself die of hunger after Alboino had killed her father and forced to drink from his skull.

Useful Info

Locanda di Castelvecchio
C.so Castelvecchio 21/a
37121 Verona
Tel. +39 045 8030097

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