We found this little gem right across the busy highway from the Marriott Playa Anduluza where we were staying. In fact, we were able to walk from the Marriott to the elevated crosswalk over the highway to the front door of the restaurant in just five minutes.
The first night we walked in, we were greeted by the owner with a warm "Buona Serra" We later learned that he used to own a restaurant in Dusseldorf and decided the climate was a little better in Estepona.
Our server was Graciella, who was charming and refined. My wife and I both selected veal dishes with a bottle of Chianti and a chocolate souffle. It was an outstanding meal although the price was a little on the high side for the area. During our dinner we noticed the owner finishing the preparation of a pasta dish with truffle sauce and lots of cheese in a hollowed out cheese wheel. That meant a return trip a few nights later.
We learned the pasta dish was Fini Fini and we ordered that along with a veal and mushroom dish and a bottle of Rioja during our second evening there. The pasta did not disappoint, nor did the veal. It was a bit more crowded that night and the staff was stretched a little bit, but the service was still excellent.
Overall we loved the genuine Italian food and the warmth and friendliness of the staff.
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