Ristorante 12 Apostoli

of Giorgio and Antonio Gioco
Ristorante 12 Apostoli

Records about this restaurant date back to 1750 when the society of merchants –as legend says were called the “12 apostles” - used to meet here. The old osteria was turned into one of the most characteristic restaurants in Verona thanks to Giorgio Gioco a major figure in great Italian cuisine, one of the promoters of “Buon Ricordo”, and the inventor of a famous Literary Award. The setting is evocative and there are a lot of archaeological mementos. The menu is the height of Veronese traditions.

Buon Ricordo speciality

Petto d’anatra all’Amarone

This is the most suitable recipe for a restaurant boasting such an impressive long activity. It reminds the splendour of the Scaligeri Court. No wonder then, this dish is amazing! A combination of flavours: "sformato" – a sort of small flan prepared with Monte Veronese cheese from the dairies in the Lessinia Mountains; duck breast cooked with Amarone wine - Valpolicella pride – that perfectly matches the intense taste of the meat, and then, a sauce gently simmered until thick. All stylishly dished out, actually, a grand meal.

Read the recipe