April 28, 2017

Restaurant Review: El Convento

El Convento

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Driving from Desenzano in northern Italy on the rural road that leads to Lonato proper you’ll find a precious, memory-making restaurant known as El Convento.

As the name suggests, this place is a repurposed convent from years gone by.

El Convento pic 2

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They serve an excellent antipasto buffet, and one of the best gnocchi entrees my husband and I have ever had. They make their own house wine and olive oil, go nuts with romantic atmosphere and classic Mediterranean geraniums and bougainvillea.

If you are traveling in this neck of the woods, and have the luxury of access to a car, consider checking out El Convento. The owners greet you at the door, treat you with friendliness and warmth and really have a great thing going here. Worth checking out or including on a honeymoon trip.

Related Reading: 11 Things to Do in Bolzano, Italy

This article was submitted to the December 9, 2009 edition of Wanderfood Wednesday.