Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; Big Change for the Better!!
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; after hearing that The Ball House had become under new ownership (although it be over two years ago!) we decided to return to our once upon a time local watering hole for Sunday Lunch, (having been very disappointed both with the service and the food with the previous owners).
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; a pleasant surprise – we can’t praise the new owners enough for their presentation, service, quality of food and attention to detail – 10/10!!
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; we have since returned from having a midweek meal, which was just as enjoyable.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; we can’t recommend The Ball House highly enough, only that you should check out this place yourself.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; Excellent Location! Average Service!
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; after arriving late in the evening on our first day in Malcesine we ventured into the quaint but small town centre with its even small harbour, littered with Italian pizzerias, restaurants and bars, we decided, due to its location overlooking the lake, to eat at Ristorante Pizzeria Italia Da Nikolas. Unfortunately, we were turned away as we had not booked.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; bewildered by the number of empty tables and the questioning of the ‘booking issue’ we were then told that they were closed! Being really confused as to whether or not something had got lost in the translation, we found an alternative Pizzeria.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; later, during our stay at Malcesine, we decided to venture back to the Ristorante Pizzeria Italia Da Nikolas at a slightly earlier time whilst grabbing an outside table under the arches adjacent to the harbour. Whilst the food was average and just ‘ok’, we didn’t feel particularly welcomed which left us thinking we should have taken heed from our first encounter with this establishment.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; therefore, the only advice I can give about this restaurant, is its excellent location adjacent to Malescine harbour, which overlooks Lake Garda.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; A Trip To Paradise For €9.00 Return!!
Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; from the harbour of Malcesine there are regular ferry boats travelling across Lake Garda to Limone. We decided to take the smaller and perhaps more intimate ferry boats located within the harbour, which travel on the every half hour and return from Limone on the hour.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; once mid-water the surrounding views are fabulous; the castle in Malcesine; the other crafts zig-zagging across Lake Garda and the mountain range with its picturesque buildings hanging off the side of the mountains, combined with all the olive trees and beautiful flowers.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; you will not be surprised when visiting Limone as it is a beautiful place to visit with its multitude of shops and quaint alleyways.
The return trip is just as pleasant.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; I would highly recommend if you are visiting Lake Garda to use the local ferries.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; A Perfect Waterfront Location!!
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; a perfect location for a quick and light refreshment. We did not get the opportunity to sample any of the culinary delights due to limited time before we returned to the ferry.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; very simple, straightforward, no hassle restaurant. No complaints about the service or the taste of the beer!!!
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; Non-Existent Service!!
Bella Vista Ristorante – Location 10/10
Bella Vista Ristorante – Service 0/10
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; if your intention is to be served the same day, then our advice is try another restaurant.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; from the moment we received the menus, it was as if we became invisible. We waited; and waited; and waited!! No service!!
Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; my wife went to use the conveniences, which by all accounts was quite a trek from the restaurant area, which in itself took almost 10 minutes before she returned. We waited; and waited, and waited!! Still no service!!
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; whilst other customers had been served around us; the people who had arrived just before us had their meal delivered, eaten and were about to leave when at which point we decided to do the same! As if we remained invisible, not one of the many waiters, one who was stood against what appeared to be a service cutlery location, did not even bat an eyelid or question our departure knowing that we had not ordered anything.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; after returning to the UK and reading Trip Advisor, it was without doubt clear that we had a lucky escape and that our experience was not dis-similar to others on Trip Advisor.