THE PLEASURES OF FINE FOOD IN A SETTING THAT RECALLS DAYS GONE BY
The Brenta Riviera is a location with a long history, which Villa Ducale both illustrates and represents. The tradition of its fish dates back to long ago, indeed as far as the year 1500, when the Venetian nobles began to convert the swampland into terra ferma and put the hauls fished in the lagoon on their dinner tables. This lasted until the 1870s when on Sundays people from all over the north of Italy would meet in the Riviera to taste the fabulous dishes made with the latest catch. Today, the cuisine offered at Villa Ducale is a combination of the secrets of tradition and dynamic modern taste, skilfully weaved together to produce a wide range of delicious specialities.
Freshness, quality, highly-selected ingredients, seasonal specialities, stunning presentation. Typical local dishes with strokes of modern genius.
The cuisine offered by Villa Ducale resembles a small painting that awakens to meet the gaze with its canvas, paintbrushes, colours and different shade. It all becomes an essential part of the composition: the refined yet informal settings; the warm fireplace for the winter months and the lush greenery of the Park in summer; the careful selection of local wines; the ever-present fresh fruit and vegetables for a healthy, balanced diet, and the possibility of catering for allergies and intolerances.
I know that I can always rely on this restaurant and that it will never let me down. With Alessandra’s help, I managed to organise an extra special birthday celebration here! An absolutely impeccable dinner, with fresh food cooked on the spot and waiting times that were perfect for the occasion.
We celebrated our wedding here and received star treatment. The welcome, atmosphere, service and lunch were perfect!
An unforgettable fish soup, you can definitely tell that the restaurant is close to the sea.
A working lunch with fish and seafood. A single plate with tastes of different dishes, all first class and very fresh. Vintage prosecco. The decor of the dining hall is elegant and even the table settings are stylish. Fantastic.
The presentation of the dishes is spectacular: fish — raw and cooked — excellent. We were truly spoiled. Compliments to the chef and all the staff.