The restaurant

The restaurant is part of a historical building dating back to the 1700’s right in the center of Salò’s old town, within walking distance of all main tourist attractions. There are three separate areas:

  • lake-side terrace seating approximately 80 people
  • Main interior restaurant seating approximately 70 people
  • small interior room seating approximately 30 people

The restaurant was opened in the early ’80s when the current lakefront of Salò was still used as a road linking Salò and Gardone Riviera. The restaurant was therefore a place of refreshment for the many tourists in transit from Salò and for those who stopped in Salò to admire all its beauty.
Instead, our management started about 18 years ago. We were looking for “our” place where to express our passion for cooking. Not just dishes, but service and friendliness. The choice of the Papillon was simple because it combines a beautiful and familiar environment inside with a unique lake terrace in its kind. The foresight of the municipal administrations that have followed have also given greater value to the area furnishing it with marble, green areas and lights that in the evening infuse an extraordinary atmosphere.

In all these years numerous public figures have been able to enjoy the kitchen and the extraordinary location attracted by good food and nice view. Now your time has come, we are waiting for you to try our dishes with ingredients of a high level.