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The 10 Best Restaurants On Lake Iseo, Italy

Lake Iseo, Italy |© Falk Lademann/Flickr
Lake Iseo, Italy |© Falk Lademann/Flickr
Most people have heard of the stunning lakes of northern Italy – particularly Como, Garda and Maggiore. Yet Lake Iseo remains a lesser known spot despite its natural beauty that rivals any of the other nearby waters. There are a number of fantastic restaurants arround this lake that offer everything from delicious locally-sourced fish to classic Lombardy grilled meat dishes. Here’s our guide to 10 of the best.
Monte Isola © Falk Lademann/Flickr

Ristorante Le Margherite

If you’re looking to try more local fare that comes straight from the lake, head to Ristorante Le Margherite in Clusane, a lakeside town known for the popular dish tinca ripiena al forno. Tinca, or tench, is a fish related to carp that is found in abundance in Lake Iseo. At Le Margherite, it is baked in the oven and served along with polenta.
Address & telephone number: Ristorante Le Margherite, Via Risorgimento Traversa Settima 251, Clusane, Italy,+39 030 9829205

Iseo © gigile/Flickr

18B

If you’re looking for an alternative to pasta, pizza and local seafood then 18B is where to go. Here, you can create your own burger with an assortment of different buns and fillings to choose from. If burgers aren’t your thing, there are other options to choose from – even sushi. Make sure to enjoy a cocktail and the scenic view, as 18B is located right on the edge of the lake.
Address & telephone number: 18B, Via Lungolago Guglielmo Marconi 18/b, Iseo, Italy +39 030 2033093

Lovere looking over Lake Iseo © Katty Piazza/Flickr

Azienda Agrituristica Cinque Abeti

Azienda Agrituristica Cinque Abeti is set high in the dell’Alto Sebino hills above lovely little Lovere on the northern end of Lake Iseo. This rustic agro-tourist stop-off is famed for its fine home-made cheeses and earthy Lombardy pasta dishes. All food is made using organic, locally-grown ingredients. It’s not the easiest spot to reach, nestled between the fir forests and undulating fields of the Bossico plateau, but diners here are in for a real treat.
Address & telephone number: Azienda Agrituristica 5 Abeti, Via Rifugio, 7 Bossico BG, Italy, +39 035 968165

Pisogne, Lake Iseo © Daria Lipova/Flickr
Sardine con Polenta, Trattoria Al Porto, Lake Iseo Courtesy of Trattoria Al Porto
The coast of Monte Isola, Lake Iseo © Joseph Richard Francis