We were staying about 5 min from the duomo... We walked (direction away from river) and it's about 20 min on foot. It is away from the tourist trappy areas and was full of locals. It's warm, cozy and calm.
Francesco (chef) and his brother were both very friendly and accommodating. We did the 5 course tasting with dessert and though gnocchi was not on the menu Francesco made it specially because my wife told them she loves it.
The best part... ALL THE FOOD WAS SCRUMPTIOUS WITH FLAVOUR AND INCREDIBLY CREATIVE!!! Examples of marvelous dishes included a pumpkin mousse with goat cheese ice cream to kick things off, a fois GRAS creme brûlée as a savory twist on two classic creations and incredible home made cheesecake with peach ice cream.
This restaurant is truly a 'best kept secret' type of place that easily rivals world class restaurants we have tried in New York and San Francisco without the hoidy toidy prices and attitude. It's a little more pricey than the typical places in the tourist mobbed areas but is MILES ahead in terms of atmosphere and food quality.
If you are a 'foodie' this is DEFINITELY A MUST! You will not forget it. We will def go back. Surely by that time we'll have to reserve weeks in advance...
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