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“The tradition of the past placed today” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Agriturismo Il Cucco

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Agriturismo Il Cucco
via Nazionale 83, 40051 Altedo, Italy   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“The tradition of the past placed today”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

dipped in the nature where is possible to have relax without the chaos of the city...with a unique natural breakfast and with rooms of a lost tradition...excellent position to visit the cities of Bologna and Ferrara...great staff very helpful and courteous...so simple but unique, thanks Cucco for the great time

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Rome, Italy
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Dear All,

Having lived in Italy for the last 10 years and the last 3 years in Bologna this restaurant does live up to any of these excellent reviews. This is an average osteria (agrioturismo) with restaurant prices, overall a poor rating in my book.

Went there to have Easter lunch with the family 2 days ago and this is my experience:
- poor parking facilities. Space for 12 cars. Restaurant has space for over 80 guest.

Easter menu:
1) Food.
All the food was prepared in the morning making the salad dull and starting to turn brown at the edges. All the meat except the steak was prepared early in the day making it extremely dry.

2) Service Average/below average.
Waiters did not know what they were serving. We asked for a nice bottle of wine and we were given house wine.

Menu : Starter Green salad with 8 thinly sliced egg. Then a fresh spinach soup. 4 kinds of meat. Dessert 1 ball of ice cream with 1 slice of sweet bread.

Generally the food/service here was not better than a visit to an average trattoria any where in Italy, and we paid restaurant prices : 50e / person.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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avventuriero8, Proprietario at Agriturismo Il Cucco, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
Good morning, sir.
I apologize if I answer in Italian, but none on Easter has had the need to converse in English and then I read that you live in Italy for ten years, why talk in Italian definitely better than me to talk about the 'English .
We are sorry that you have not found good, however, in his review, there are some inaccuracies that undermine its credibility.
The first is that the menu was made up of many flow which together give a sense to the same. In fact, in major Holidays such as Christmas and Easter, we offer our customers a menu specific and articulated, which finds its reason in the fact that members of the host family can share the same course throughout the duration of the meal, just as happens when is invited to a lunch at the home of important relatives.
In this case, the menu consisted of a starter greetings with eggs, Easter symbol, creamed spinach, duck ravioli, three types of meat, a baked and other freshly cooked, garnish asparagus, potatoes and vegetables fantasy , all organic, homemade ice cream and dove, as well as bread and pasta.
The cost of the Easter menu was €. 32.00 (same as last year), excluding drinks: we consider a fair price with no additional costs of service and cover.
The second thing is that no day that our client has spent €. 50.00 per head.
A family of four, only, had no pleasure in finding qusta formula and was therefore the only one to take only a part, however large, of the menu. The wine served was not what the House, but a Pignoletto Reno Bonezzi organic, sparkling and, having chosen not to take the whole bottle, was served in half-liter carafe. The final bill was, outright, of € .25,00 each for a total of €. 109.00 with drinks for four people, that is €. 27.25 apiece.
Another couple with a child who has eaten a plate of pasta, has spent a total of €. 88.00 with quality wine and other beverages. This was the highest average expenditure: everyone else has spent between €. And € 36.00. 38.00 per head.
The third thing is that the price is not related to the type of place where you find, there are restaurants where you spend little trattorias where you spend a lot and also for the farm is this: those of us who prepare everything in house - bread, pasta, sweets, ice cream, biscuits, jams, yogurt - and uses high quality raw materials, can not have low prices.
Then, it is a fair law judge not positive our kitchen and our tastes, and this, as I mentioned earlier, sorry. But we are aware that it is almost impossible to please everyone!
Sincerely, Alessandra e Angelo
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Address: via Nazionale 83, 40051 Altedo, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Altedo
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Altedo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the farm-house “Il Cucco”! Since twelve years, we have opened our family run farm-house to all those people who wish to spend some great time in the country. Every day we do our best to prepare simple and homemade dishes, made with fresh vegetables we pick from our garden and with meat coming directly from our henhouse. ... more   less 
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