Offering unsurpassed views over Lake Garda, this hilltop spot is as popular with Gardone locals as it is with summer visitors, but it is a bit off the beaten path (you will need a car unless you trek up from town on foot). The cuisine might be basic and rustic—think pasta al pesto, cheesy baked vegetables, lots of grilled fish, or chicken kebabs cooked over an open fire and served with polenta—but everything is fresh and as tasty as could be. There’s not always a set menu and options can be limited, so follow your waiter’s advice in ordering—and be sure to enjoy a carafe or two of local wine. Call ahead to reserve a table; Trattoria Riolet can get crowded, especially on nice days.