Fodor's Expert Review Il Gabbiano

$$$$ Bariloche Italian

Staff at this cozy but elegant candlelit house on the Circuito Chico near Llao Llao boast, "we don't serve lunch because preparing dinner takes all day." It's hard to argue with that after you sample the exquisite Italian menu, which changes weekly. Look for pumpkin ravioli or tortelloni stuffed with wild boar; they also have a way with fresh trout. Friendly, bow-tie-wearing waiters provide an ingredient-by-ingredient explanation of each dish. A beautiful wine cellar is open to guests.

Italian Romantic Intimate Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Av. Bustillo, Km 24.300
Bariloche, Río Negro  5400, Argentina

2944-448–346

www.facebook.com/ilgabbiano.bariloche/

Known For:
  • Authentic, homemade pastas
  • Charming bow-tie wearing waiters
  • Melt-in-your-mouth osso buco
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.–Wed. No lunch, Reservations essential

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