12 apostoli
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Menù Metà di 12

Metà di 12. Quick apostolic experience.
Six savoury dishes, plus a surprise dessert.
Three of the chef’s creations to sample, alternating with three dishes that play
tribute to the history of the 12 Apostoli.
Vanguard and rearguard, we assume:
Mauro Buffo vs 12 Apostoli.

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Menu
Moments
menu

Menù Metà di 12

Metà di 12. Quick apostolic experience.
Six savoury dishes, plus a surprise dessert.
Three of the chef’s creations to sample, alternating with three dishes that play
tribute to the history of the 12 Apostoli.
Vanguard and rearguard, we assume:
Mauro Buffo vs 12 Apostoli.

100

Menu
Moments

Mauro Buffo

If you’re looking for Mauro, you’ll find him in the kitchen. His career began very early,
at the court of Gualtiero Marchesi. He took part in Massimiliano Alajmo’s Padua adventure, before devoting four years to the Ferran Adriá revolution. Then he ran off to exile in New York, with frequent retreats in Tokyo, before finally returning to his birthplace in Verona. Currently on a journey towards the hardest place to find: himself.

Mauro Buffo

If you’re looking for Mauro, you’ll find him in the kitchen. His career began very early,
at the court of Gualtiero Marchesi. He took part in Massimiliano Alajmo’s Padua adventure, before devoting four years to the Ferran Adriá revolution. Then he ran off to exile in New York, with frequent retreats in Tokyo, before finally returning to his birthplace in Verona. Currently on a journey towards the hardest place to find: himself.


Moments
Storia di famiglia

GIOCO FAMILY

The Gioco family has been the soul of the 12 Apostoli since 1921. First with Antonio, the porter of a hotel in the city, who took over the place thanks to his friend Arnoldo Mondadori, and turned what had been a tavern since way back in 1750 into a proper restaurant, with the help of his wife Rosella in the kitchen. Then with Giorgio, a pioneer of post-war catering, who made headlines on the international gourmet food scene for the charismatic character he brought to the restaurant, making it a symbol of the city of Verona in the international world of travel in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Among its diners, the restaurant welcomed writers, actors, musicians, sculptors, painters, philosophers, statesmen and captains of industry. Giorgio was joined by his wife Jole in the kitchen, and the restaurant earned its first two Italian Michelin stars.

Then came another Antonio, the son of Giorgio, who steered the restaurant through the stormy waters of the nouvelle cuisine movement in the 80s, devoting his efforts to promoting the local area with a number of important cultural endeavours, such as the renowned 12 Apostoli Literary Award. Today, Filippo – with the support of his mother Simonetta – is guaranteeing new horizons for a place he considers an historical setting with a contemporary purpose.

Moments
Storia di famiglia

GIOCO FAMILY

The Gioco family has been the soul of the 12 Apostoli since 1921. First with Antonio, the porter of a hotel in the city, who took over the place thanks to his friend Arnoldo Mondadori, and turned what had been a tavern since way back in 1750 into a proper restaurant, with the help of his wife Rosella in the kitchen. Then with Giorgio, a pioneer of post-war catering, who made headlines on the international gourmet food scene for the charismatic character he brought to the restaurant, making it a symbol of the city of Verona in the international world of travel in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Among its diners, the restaurant welcomed writers, actors, musicians, sculptors, painters, philosophers, statesmen and captains of industry. Giorgio was joined by his wife Jole in the kitchen, and the restaurant earned its first two Italian Michelin stars.

Then came another Antonio, the son of Giorgio, who steered the restaurant through the stormy waters of the nouvelle cuisine movement in the 80s, devoting his efforts to promoting the local area with a number of important cultural endeavours, such as the renowned 12 Apostoli Literary Award. Today, Filippo – with the support of his mother Simonetta – is guaranteeing new horizons for a place he considers an historical setting with a contemporary purpose.

Moments

The WINE CELLAR

The sommelier is young Elia Trevisan. Elia has wine pairings to suggest for both menus. For a limited number of requests, aperitifs can be organised in the wine cellar.

Explore the wine list

The WINE CELLAR

The sommelier is young Elia Trevisan. Elia has wine pairings to suggest for both menus. For a limited number of requests, aperitifs can be organised in the wine cellar.

Explore the wine list
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THE SETTING

Verona. In a quiet little lane, where time still ticks by at a leisurely pace. The vintage lantern lights the way through to the two dining rooms frescoed by the maestro Pino Casarini. Visionary paintings carry the observer off into an otherworld that appears to refer to the enigma of the circus. The round tables stand immobile, bearing witness to the world that has passed through this place over the last two centuries. But at the end of the day, it’s a simple story of food in abundance, which goes back a long way, evolving all the time.

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THE SETTING

Verona. In a quiet little lane, where time still ticks by at a leisurely pace. The vintage lantern lights the way through to the two dining rooms frescoed by the maestro Pino Casarini. Visionary paintings carry the observer off into an otherworld that appears to refer to the enigma of the circus. The round tables stand immobile, bearing witness to the world that has passed through this place over the last two centuries. But at the end of the day, it’s a simple story of food in abundance, which goes back a long way, evolving all the time.

Moments

Where we are

Open every evening from Tuesday to Saturday, with food served from 7.30 p.m. Open for lunch on Saturdays and national public holidays only, with food served from 12.30 p.m.
Booking required online.

Vicolo Corticella San Marco 3, 37121 Verona. The restaurant is tucked away in a little side street just off Piazza delle Erbe. We advise you to take a taxi or walk, since we are located in a Limited Traffic Area; the nearest parking areas are Parcheggio Saba Arsenale, from Verona Nord motorway exit, Parcheggio Saba Arena, from Verona Sud, and Parcheggio Saba Isolo, from Verona Est. For parking spaces along the street, please consult www.amt.it Radio Taxi Verona +39 045532666.

Where we are

Vicolo Corticella San Marco 3, 37121 Verona. The restaurant is tucked away in a little side street just off Piazza delle Erbe. We advise you to take a taxi or walk, since we are located in a Limited Traffic Area; the nearest parking areas are Parcheggio Saba Arsenale, from Verona Nord motorway exit, Parcheggio Saba Arena, from Verona Sud, and Parcheggio Saba Isolo, from Verona Est. For parking spaces along the street, please consult www.amt.it Radio Taxi Verona +39 045532666.