If you are after real traditional cooking then this humble restaurant is a real find. Madonna is a sweet little town but like many tourist dominated areas it can feel all but impossible to find a place that doesn't feel like it's been sanitized and somewhat over-priced. Sarca is the real deal though. Don't come here if you're after silver service as it's not that kind of place. Dishes might arrive at different times, items listed on the menu won't be available and you certainly aren't going to be offered pizza. What you will find is wonderfully authentic South Tyrol cookery from a real family run restaurant that is welcoming and genuinely enthused by cooking authentic dishes you will struggle to find elsewhere in the town. The kitchen is run by the mother of the family, a stout woman who adds weight to the theory that you should never trust a skinny chef. This is a woman who enjoys food and wants you to share her pleasure at good eating. We were told their signature dish is trout, which comes from the lake that is literally outside the front door. It was spankingly fresh and cooked simply and expertly, the flesh was the right side of cooked and fell away from the bone. The stinko, pork shin, was an enormous lump of beatifully slow cooked meat that was similarly soft and flavoursome. It was paired with a local pasta that looked like a green, kidney bean shaped gnocchi. It was wonderful, as was the venison ragu taglierini and zuppa. The house wine were 5 euros for a 500ml carafe and the dishes - which were all hefty portions - came in between 8 and 14 euros. Don't come here if you want bells and whistles service or fine dining but if you want hearty fare then make it first on your list of places to go in Madonna.
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