La Montecchia
An Italian vegetable garden

A place where vegetables shine

Proof that simple, traditional, vegetable-based dishes can hold their own in the Michelin guide, La Montecchia has maintained one star since 2009. The menu is 85% vegetarian, but also includes Alajmo family classics like Erminio's steak tartar. The wine list contains over 600 bottles, over half of which are available by the glass.

The menu

The flavors of summer can be found in all the dishes at La Montecchia, from Eggplant “in saór” and pine nut sorbet, Mezze maniche pasta with scorpion fish “guazzetto”, black olives and burrata to Vegetable tartare with seed crackers (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free) and obster with spicy bean cream and chopped tomato “guazzetto”. And to finish your meal on a light note, try the Chocolate bark with chopped raspberries, or the Peach puff pastry with lavender gelato.

The team

Erminio Alajmo manages the dining room alongside Mauro Meneghetti, Erminio’s right-hand man and the restaurant’s wine director since La Montecchia opened in 1994. Executive chef Simone Camellini prepares Max Alajmo’s seasonal menus with his own team of young talent.


La Montecchia restaurant is located on a spectacular estate at the base of the Euganean hills.

The wooden-beamed dining rooms is both elegant and intimate.

The sitting room opens up onto a terrace that overlooks a golf course.

In a separate wing of the building, there are two large event spaces that can hold up to 400 guests in complete privacy.

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