VISTERIA, THE NEW FINE DINING RESTAURANT OF HOTEL ROYAL VICTORIA
24 October 2023
Varenna, the Hotel Royal Victoria of R Collection Hotels group presents its new fine dining concept, the Visteria restaurant.
Open from early May, the sophisticated and elegant restaurant in the medieval village of Varenna offers an immersive dining experience involving all the senses with an enchanting view of Lake Como.
Recently renewed in the Interior design with spectacular stained-glass windows, Visteria is the magic of Lake Como and the village of Varenna with one of the best views.
Visteria, in its English pronunciation Wisteria, wants to remember the ornamental wisteria plant of the lovely outdoor pergola that, with its vibrant color in lilac, pink and white shades, represents the emblematic symbol of the Hotel Royal Victoria offering guests a pleasant and outstanding surprise.
Open six days a week, except Tuesday, for dinner service from 19.00 to 22.00, Visteria is open for Hotel Royal Victoria e Villa Cipressi guests as well as public, both local and international who are looking for a restaurant with excellent quality to live multi-sensory experiences with the food and wine proposals.
With 28 seats, Visteria offers a refined cuisine in the menu proposed by Chef Francesco Sarno, originally from Campania, specialized in luxury hospitality, with consolidated professional experiences.
Chef Francesco Sarno
Visteria offers a standard menu with a sophisticated selection of dishes or the option of a 4-course and 6-course tasting menu, among which a vegetarian tasting option is available. The cuisine wants to enhance values and tastes of Italian tradition in a fresh and sparkling key. The raw material is of the highest quality and dialogues with the territory with choices of Mediterranean ingredients based on meat, fish or vegetables. Among the best dishes, suggested by Chef Sarno, the lemon, scampo and buffalo risotto, the buffalo and eggplant first course, the parmesan and truffle artichoke or the scenic cooked and raw vegetables.
Visteria is the fine dining in Varenna which stands out for a sophisticated design studied to the smallest details. A warm and cozy atmosphere given by the choice of materials and textures, marbles mixed with wooden tables and velvet seats, a game of natural lights created by the bright stained-glass windows which are a main feature in the restaurant, enhancing the view.
From the chromatic point of view, Visteria offers a game of oppositions, passing from a warm color like the brick one which is the main color of the room, recalling the tradition of the place and structure, to the blue of the curtains that resumes the color of the water of the lake on which the restaurant is located.
The result is a restaurant with a strong aesthetic impact with details of strong personality in the selection of furnishings. A large picture gives character and identity to the place, which at the same time acts as a sound-absorbing panel, ensuring acoustic comfort. Not only aesthetic, but also comfort. Each piece of furniture is studied to guarantee and ensure a unique experience for the guest, making the service easy and the place pleasant.
Visteria is multi-sensory, not only for taste and palate, and for unequal sight, but also for the soft music that accompanies the culinary path of the guest with the delicate brightness of the lights creating a charming atmosphere.
Visteria is easily reachable from the historic center of the village of Varenna, by car or by lake thanks to the private pier made available to all guests helping in this way to make the experience a real charm.
For guests who desire it, Visteria also offers the possibility of tasting a cocktail selection for an aperitif during the sunset at the dedicated Cocktail&Bar located at the entrance of the restaurant, or at the end of the dinner, closing it with a quality bitter.