We came here via a recommendation in Fred Plotkin’s “Italy for the Gourmet Traveller”. The service couldn’t have been friendlier, but the food, apart from a couple of stand-out dishes, was average to disappointing.
The highlights of our meal were the excellent lasagne served as a starter, light pasta in rich béchamel sauce with meat ragù, and the Barbera Nizza wine, as recommended by the genial owner.
We also had a promising-sounding leek and potato pie as a starter, but it was quite plain and uninteresting. For the main course, we usually order two separate dishes and share them so that we can both try new things, but two of the four courses on offer were veal, which we try to avoid due to the cruelty involved in raising veal calves in Europe, so we both settled on the “stinco”, which in this case was a fairly aptly named hunk of pork shin, plentiful, but dry and not very flavoursome. It came served with some roast potatoes on the side.
We had a dessert, a layered chocolate sponge with squirty whipped cream, but it too was pretty average.
Both our waitress and the owner were attentive and helpful throughout the meal, but service good more fraught as the restaurant filled up. There was a large table of celebrants nearby who were served an off-piste menu which frankly looked a lot better than what we were served. We waited a long time to pay, as our departure coincided with service to other tables in the restaurant and, despite there being several empty tables at that time of day, the owner turned away people at the door, seemingly because they couldn’t handle any more customers on their own.
It was a filling meal, but probably the most disappointing of our week in Piemonte.
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