Lago Trattoria translates literally from the Italian as 'lake restaurant,' an apt description, as Lago Trattoria is located in Newport, on the shores of international Lake Memphremagog. At first bite, the simple yet tasteful Mediterranean and Italian fare lets diners realize they have transcended the status quo. Opposite the well-stocked bar is an open kitchen in the center of the restaurant--watching Frank at work is all part of the experience. Frank is committed to using as much Vermont-produced organic food as possible. His dishes (many derive from old family recipes) are true Mediterranean and Italian creations--lighter, fresh-tasting fare offering more flavor variety than the traditional, heavy pasta-and-sauce dishes. The service is second to none and found every night of the week.