Meals at Lago del Bosco | Concordia Language Villages

Meals at Lago del Bosco

Our menu is big and varied and, the best tradition of Italian cooking, always delicious.

Villagers enjoy typical Italian colazione (breakfast), pranzo (lunch) and cena (dinner) together in the sala da pranzo (dining hall). Our trattoria (dining hall) overlooks the lake and is decorated with flags of Italian- speaking nations. 


Good, simple food is fundamental to Italian life and hence to life at Lago del Bosco! We use only the freshest seasonal ingredients and basic cooking techniques to enhance the natural flavor of the food. The menu at Lago del Bosco is diverse, but always delicious!


You’ll love exploring the language and traditions of Italy by tasting authentic regional foods such as risotto alla milanese (creamy rice-pasta dish) from northern Italy…bruschetta (thick slices of bread grilled, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, often topped with tomatoes and herbs)…penne all’arrabbiata (“angry” or spicy tomato sauce made of garlic and hot peppers) from the Roman region of Lazio… or perhaps a fresh cannoli, originally from Sicily. If you want seconds, just ask – in Italian, certamente (of course).


At Lago del Bosco, we enjoy our meals leisurely and in the typical Italian manner. . . First up is some sort of antipasto (appetizer) such as prosciutto e melone (cured, ham and cantaloupe) or Italian meats, cheeses and olives. This is followed by primo piatto (first course) usually a pasta dish such as pasta carbonara (pasta made with eggs, pecorino cheese and guanciale), then secondo piatto (second course) primarily protein such as cotoletta alla milanese (fried pork or cutlet) and patate al forno con rosmarino e aglio (roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary). Salad typically follows the secondo piatto. Then, if you still have room for dolce (dessert), be prepared for the heavenly delights of panna cotta or gelato


All meals are served with water, fresh baked bread (or foccaccia) and an oliera (extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar from Modena). As in Italy, only breakfast is served with milk.



Special Dietary Needs

If you have food allergies, are vegetarian, or have other special dietary needs, just let us know. The chefs at Lago del Bosco will be happy to  modify their recipes to suit your requirements.


Try a Recipe at Home

Here’s a recipe to try at home!

Italian Penne with Garlic and Parmesan

Gratify your hunger with this Italian recipe centuries in the making.

Serves 10

1 lb - Dry penne pasta
1 Tbsp - Salt
¼ cup - Olive oil
5 cloves - Garlic, minced
3 count - Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch - Italian parsley, chopped
1 cup - Shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tsp - Cracked black pepper

Cook the penne pasta in one gallon of water with the tablespoon of salt until the pasta is tender. While the pasta is cooking, heat about a tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about a minute. Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté for about 4 minutes. Drain your pasta, add the sautéed garlic and tomato to the pasta along with the remaining olive oil and other ingredients. Toss and serve.