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Telephone Reservations

To book with us directly
(Italian and English spoken)

Online Reservations

To book a table of
up to
4 people, via Quandoo

Group Reservations

To book a table of more than 4 people
or for special requests

Traditional. Seasonal. Locally-Sourced.

For over 40 years, Groto de Corgnan has been welcoming and delighting both Italian and international guests by offering a dining experience we describe as “an evening in Valpolicella”. We specialise in a seasonal tasting menu, combined with warm, friendly service, in the ambience of an Italian family home.

We respect and honour the local traditions of Veneto, making our own pasta and lovingly preparing our dishes by hand. Our tasting menu follows the seasons, reflecting the finest produce that each season has to offer throughout the year.

We source our high quality ingredients locally and from small family-run farms and suppliers in the Valpolicella and Lessinia regions.

Tagliatelle Chanterlle
Groto de Corgnan
Summer Salad
Giorgio Soave and Judy Harman
Tortelli nettles & ricotta
History of Groto de Corgnan

Groto de Corgnan opened in 1980 when Chef/Owner Giorgio Soave and wife Assunta chose Valpolicella as the perfect environment to develop a unique restaurant style.

For 35 years this amazing little restaurant remained a beacon for exceptional cooking based on local traditions and seasonal ingredients. It has been listed in the Michelin Guide continuously since 1981.

Today, Groto de Corgnan boasts the same delectable food experience and welcoming ambience but with an unexpected twist.

Giorgio Soave and Judy Harman

In 2015 Judy Harman, an Australian who had discovered Groto in 1999, was dining at the restaurant when Giorgio told her that sadly he had decided to close the restaurant and retire.

Judy’s immediate and decisive response was “Groto cannot close..!” and she offered to relocate with her husband to Valpolicella from Sydney, so that they could continue to write the story of Groto de Corgnan together.

Judy’s only request – that Giorgio teach her everything that had made Groto so important to and memorable for, her and so many other loyal diners.

To read more about Groto’s amazing story, click here...

Giorgio Soave
Pasta with Ragu
Giorgio Soave
Steak with Truffles
local cheese selection


For more than 30 years we have been collecting wines from the best vineyards and winemakers in Valpolicella and across Italy.

Groto de Corgnan’s extensive cellar allows us to offer our guests a selection of over 200 high quality wines.

You can either choose bottles from our wine list, or we can offer you a Valpolicella wine degustation to compliment your tasting menu

Groto de Corgnan
Homemade ice cream

Ristorante Groto de Corgnan address
Via Corgnan 41,
37015 Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella (VR)
Tel: +39 045 7731372, +39 345 7766004 (English)

   For parking, turn left into via Palà just before our restaurant, and in less than 100m you will find a large public car park

Opening hours*

We open for dinner every night from Monday to Sunday at 19:30.

Reservations essential

*For a group of 6 people we are able to open for lunch any day of the week, please contact us in advance.

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