Al Corsaro is splendidly located at the foot of sheer rock walls leading up to a lakeside castle. It is here, between the beach and the old quarter of the town of Malcesine, between the waters of the lake and the cypress groves of the headland, that a new restaurant has been opened which is destined to become a byword for lovers of lake fish and those eager to discover its taste. This veritable culinary treasure of Lake Garda, forgotten for decades, has been restored to its rightful place thanks to the intelligence of restaurateurs such as Mario and Roberto, who together with Barbara and Roberta have made an elegant art of dining, a professional vocation which will open new doors of discovery to all those who take their places at the tables of Al Corsaro.
Whether you emerge from the winding cobbled streets of Malcesine or wander along the white gravel of the beach, Al Corsaro is always a welcome sight. The hard thing is leaving, once you've tasted our wide range of deliciously flavoursome fish specialities. The owners of the new restaurant – opened in May of this year – didn't just end up here by chance! They have built up very considerable experience in getting the absolute best out of the local fish-based cuisine. This is a style of cooking which aims to present the produce of Lake Garda and the surrounding areas at its most magnificent: not just fish, but a sought-after extra virgin olive oil that is quite unlike anything found in other Italian regions, as well as the excellent wines produced in the nearby Trentino, Valpolicella, and Verona regions.
And so, served up on a platter bright with sun and flavour, you can savour lake pike, lake sardines in saor (a sweet and sour sauce with pine nuts), tortelli with tench, tagliatelle with perch and asparagus, grilled whitefish, a mixed fry of lake fish, as well as bigoli (a type of spaghetti) with fresh tuna or salted sardines, maccheroncini with eel and walnuts, smoked whitefish salad with cherry tomatoes and our locally-produced olives, or even raw tuna slices with balsamic vinegar, char and bass alla mediterranea, as alternatives for anyone who absolutely can't live without a taste of the sea!.