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Hostaria Viola

Via Giuseppe Verdi 32 | Fontane, 46043 Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
+39 0376 670000
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (3 reviews)
“white wine” (2 reviews)
“start” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Giuseppe Verdi 32 | Fontane, 46043 Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

The food in this restaurant was way above and beyond what you would expect in a little town like this, just out of this world. We had CULATELLO DI ZIBELLO to start, and I'm printing this in capitals because this ham is way above the...More

Thank Deluxpinion
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We were a group from Israel, Palestine and Italy, and we stopped for lunch last week. The restaurant was chosen by our hosts, and it was the best restaurant I've even in Italy this trip, and it is in my judgement better than several restaurants...More

Thank Omer B
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We attended this restaurant today for a business lunch. Our local host had made the booking and recommended some items from the menu. We started with a selection of cold meats and cheese, the selection was very tasty and parmesan cheese was excellent. This was...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Local food made with care and attention. High quality ingredients but with simplicity, it does not strive to be a Michelin star restaurant yet the food is very nice.

Thank TRozsa
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Our excellent hotel Palazzo Novello suggested this restaurant in a nearby town. Are we glad we took their advice. The same family has owned the restaurant since 1909 and the fourth generation is now doing the cooking. This is not to say it's an old...More

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed 27 September 2015

The kitchen was good. The service also. The wine list poor and not updated. Many of the wines were not available. For me, as a wine lover, a no go.

Thank Enjoygoodlive
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This restaurant was recommended on our business trip to Italy. Well all I have to say is "Grazie Mille" because this was the taste of food I imagined "Real Italian food" to taste like! YOU MUST STOP HERE if your in the area!!!

1  Thank Tayler L
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I have lunch in Viola once or twice a year and I can state 100% it is my favorite restaurant - anywhere! Try the trio of pasta with the Lugano white wine. Just magic.

Thank Cjhodges
Reviewed 30 August 2013

I liked the food, it was interesting and well cooked and presented. The staff was very knowledgable and helpful. I did not enjoy the high temperature in the room and thr Lambrusco wine suggested, The wine was changed with no protest. The prices are reasonable.

Thank sabahlsy
Reviewed 24 June 2013

It is a pleasure to sit in the elegant and cool dining room here and to enjoy the local dishes from the small but varied menu. When presented with many wonderful pasta choices, I become a bigger ditherer than Hamlet, so it is nice to...More

Thank Epices6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 27 - USD 47
Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Verdi 32 | Fontane, 46043 Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Castiglione Delle Stiviere
  • Phone Number: +39 0376 670000
  • E-mail
Hostaria Viola was born in 1909 by the great-grandparents Charles and Viola Santa Besacchi in a small fraction of Castelgoffredo; a peasant family in difficult times began to know and passionate gastronomy and wines to the point of being able to pass on this passion to the following generations. In 1979 the restaurant moved to the nearby, promising and well positioned town of Castiglione , where he soon became a point of reference for the cuisine Mantovana even by those who come from other provinces. Today, the fourth generation, remains the same passion for the culinary tradition of the territory, for the genuineness of the products and for the reception of customer.
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