Derived from an old 19th-century Austro-Hungarian fort with breathtaking views of Lake Garda, the Al Forte Alto Restaurant offers dishes where tastes linked to territoriality meet with modern culinary trends.
Ristorante Al Forte Alto History
The Al Forte Alto Restaurant is housed in a 19th-century Austro-Hungarian fort set in a panoramic position on Lake Garda. Its history began in 1859 when the Austrian Ministry of War ordered its construction to be completed in 1861. The fort is partly a troop lodge and partly a guard post. The fort is a stone casemate worked with a chisel and lime that also from the aesthetic point it has a good impact, despite the purely military destination, also thanks to the presence among the workers of three Veronese stonemasons. In 1861 the upper fort featured 6 cannons of 10 cm, of 4 of 12 cm and of 1 of 15 cm, while the lower one 2 cannons of 10 cm. Unarmed in 1914, it is nowadays in excellent condition, thanks to a recent renovation.
At the lower fort is the restaurant, characterized by a very suggestive environment where the warm stone and the arches give a romantic and intriguing atmosphere to the whole. The kitchen, themed and refined, focuses on typical dishes and seasonality of products, to enhance the fresh essence of the products, mainly local origin.
The splendid restaurant hall is also suitable for banquets and ceremonies, with spaces for up to 50 guests. In summer, the restaurant can also be connected to the panoramic terrace, increasing the total capacity of the structure by a further 40 seats.