Trattoria i Masenini
Restaurant in the centre of Verona: traditional Italian cuisine with a contemporary touch.
Traditional cuisine, revisited
Our menu offers traditional Italian cuisine, revisited with a modern touch. We celebrate regional delicacies such as Veronese horsemeat strips, Roman bucatini cacio e pepe pasta, Milanese veal chop, and Florentine t-bone steak. We select only the best, seasonal ingredients for our dishes, which has made Trattoria i Masenini a favourite for many local Veronese customers. The exquisite fine-dining experience our restaurant offers has been recognised, once again, by the honour of a mention in the famous Michelin Guide 2019.
Our wines and spirits
The restaurant’s wine list mirrors the quality and integrity of our cuisine. The selection consists of the best Italian wines from top quality producers, and our champagnes are produced by artisanal winemakers in France. We also offer an extensive list of spirits that includes a variety of different kinds of grappa and whisky, in particular, several rare single-barrel whiskies for the connoisseurs!
A Historic location
The restaurant is situated in the heart of Verona’s historic town centre, a short walk from the Roman Arena where the Opera Festival takes place every summer. The dining room and outdoor terrace both overlook the medieval Castelvecchio castle that once belonged to Verona’s Della Scala family.
About the restaurant
Trattoria i Masenini was founded by renowned Michelin Star chef Elia Rizzo. Today Davide Zanetti heads the kitchen with the help of his young and talented team. The restaurant is managed by the vivacious Stefano who has been at the helm of the Trattoria since it opened in 2006.
The story behind our name
The phrase “Masenar par l'avenir” literally translates as, “put aside the flour”. However, for the “masenini”, a small group of Veronese carbonari (charcoal makers), the saying became a war motto against foreign invaders. “Masenar”, in fact, also means “to put up a flight” in Veronese dialect. In 1836, the “masenini” met and plotted in the in the adjoining tavern to our kitchens, in order to defend the territory. We would like to honour these Veronese heroes in our name and celebrate their national pride through our style of cuisine that is unique to our Italian land.
Discover the best dishes of the veronese and italian tradition, prepared with care and passion.Read more
The winery consists of local labels, in addition to the fresh notes of Sparkling Wines and Champagne.Read more
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