Small family run trattoria close to city centre but hidden down a small side street. The restaurant had an intimate and cosy atmosphere due to its somewhat secluded location away from the hubdub of the more tourist-orientated establishments around the main Piazza. Staff were friendly and couldn't be more helpful. The standard of the cooking was very good indeed. I was pleasently surprised by their attention to detail on the dishes. The homemade gamigna in saffron with salsicce was delicious. The salsicce was pan fried and seared before it was added to the gamigna. This was finally topped with a deep fried sprig of mint which fractured and tuned into small crispy fragments when broken up with a fork, adding to the taste and texture of the pasta. Dessert of homemade peach sorbet on alternating layers of thin crispy almond wafer and soft, white mascapone cheese was a fantastic mixture of flavours that complimented each other, while the wafers gave rise to a texture that was completely in contrast with the rest of the ingredients.
I'm not sure why this trattoria only ranked 86 at the time of visit in the city. I later dined at the Al Sangiovese (then ranked 8) where the staff were even more friendly, but I didn't think that the overall experience at the Trattoria Battibecco was that far behind.
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