> SlowTrav > Italy > Restaurants > Reviews > Trentino Alto-Adige

Trento: I tre Garofani

Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 33 , Phone: 0461 237543

Reviewed by: jgk from FL, review #3554

When: 2010

The kind of meal Italy dreams are made of. Ottimo!

Directions: about one block behind the Piazza Duomo--easy to find

, photo by

We went for dinner at Tre Garofani. Wow! It was a fabulous meal. We started with complimentary local sparkling wine —dry, not at all like prosecco, refreshing. Then we got a little square of homemade bread with wild boar pate and a tiny salad. It tasted like chopped liver — we all loved it. I had a wild boar appetizer. Small chunks of the delicious, tender meat with a very faint curry flavor to the sauce beside a “tower” of a foamy red pepper cream with small disc—like soft crackers.

We drank a local Traminer from Maso Bastie. Its flowery perfume changed with each course. Ken and Pat shared an appetizer of asparagus flan, smoked duck breast and salad. Bob had a chicken dish stuffed with zucchini and onions. He said the vegetable were great because he didn’t know he was eating them. For my next dish I had to try the local specialty canederli. They are described as dumplings but to me they seemed like balls of very tasty poultry stuffing. I was really glad to try this dish but really was too heavy for a steady diet. Ken had fabulous lamb chops with fennel and peppers. Pat had a house made tagliatelle with fava beans and guinea fowl.

For dessert we all shared a “strawberry salad” (sliced strawberries) bursting with flavor and a zabaione sauce. As we were leaving Ken was saying how we should reserve to come back on Thursday night. It was the restaurant experience Italy dreams are made of: enthusiastic owner out front, wife doing the cooking, beautiful rooms, linens, heavy wood tables, art on the homey walls.

This review is the opinion of a Slow Travel member and not of slowtrav.com.

Back to Top

Car Rental Hotel Booking Flight Booking Train Tickets Books, Maps, Events
Europe Cell Phones Long Distance Cards Luggage, etc. Travel Insurance Classifieds

* Advertise on Slow Travel | Post your travel questions on the Slow Travel Forums

Copyright © 2000 - 2014 SlowTrav.com, unless noted otherwise. Slow Travel® is a registered trademark. Contact Slow Travel

RSS Feeds - Link to Us - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - IB Cookie Policy - Currency Converter - Colophon - Sponsors - Become a Member
Home | Forums | Slow Travel? | Europe Trip Planning | Photos | Trip Reports | Search | About Us | Classifieds