Found purely by accident whilst trying to find somewhere to eat on the Riva Paradiso,brightly lit Boutique hotel with lively entertainment when everything around is closed.I was directed to their second floor restaurant called La Terazza delle Stelle.............Cosy a bit dated decor,and a menu mostly of pizza and fast food but a few exceptions.A very young waiter with 1960s sideburns introduced himself as Mirko and I was alone except for one other diner tucking away into what appeared a very nice scallopine of veal but I could not find it on the menu...Mirko said the kitchen would prepare anything within reason so I agreed to have the same and perhaps try a carafe of local wine,I chose red and he brought out a 1 litre carafe,this together with the oil fired heater had me sipping away till the meal arrived piping hot and freshly pounded as I had heard the preparation as the kitchen was close by.
Delicious with crisp veggies in a butter sauce and mini roasted potatoes,he talked me into wild berries and fresh cream as a dessert and coffee,actually two double expressos as the wine had taken its toll.A fun evening breaking the deserted streets,helpful waiter good service full of smiles and happy with a generous tip he said little else was ever open but they stay open till the wee hours as customers come from Italy for the nightclub and they get busy toward midnight.Very reasonable prices,worth a visit I would certainly go back..............I checked out some of the rooms and would stay there on a future visit as price and facilities as offered where very good value,
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