For an unrivaled setting, try this open air restaurant located in the exclusive Villa d’Este. Best of all you don’t need to be a guest, but reservations and adherence to the dress code is required. Overlooks the Lake and the gardens. It is formal and elegant (jacket and tie are required in the evening). Glassed-in or al fresco, windows are automated and can disappear into the ground. In the Summer tables are also set up on the terrace. The menu is traditional Italian haute cuisine. The wine list is excellent.