Situated just a stone's throw from the Arena, Leo Ramponi's historic family-run restaurant remains one of the few bastions of tradition in the historic center. Leo plays host, while his wife and son work in the kitchen. An authentic atmosphere features 1960s furnishings, an original bar counter, a vintage jukebox, and a lovely indoor garden. Don't miss their house specialties, like their perfect horse pastissada or boiled meat with pearà. Their well-rounded list of wines focuses on Valpolicella (there's also an excellent selection of spirits). Experienced, professional, attentive service.
The best trattorias/bistrots are marked with 1,2,3 shrimps according to their quality grades.