Many times we travelled towards Tarvisio and Austria (Carinthia) over the SS13 after a well spent day in the Friuli. Also many times we passed the village of Malborghetto, some kilometers south of Tarvisio. Last October 2011 dinner time had arrived and we decided to look for a place to eat. We observed the sign for Antica Trattoria da Giusi and a small gravel path leading somewere. We preferred to enter the village of Malborghetto through the main road and drove into the village in quest of Da Giusi. The restaurant was easily found. We saw that the small gravel path directly leading from the highway ended on the big parking lot opposite the restaurant. We got a hearty welcome and it appeared that in the evening besides the trattoria menu, also pizza is served. Part of the menu is dedicated to pay tribute to the history of the restaurant and some dishes they offer are based on the history of the area. Furthermore the menu is extensive; there is always something to the liking. The pizza menu is offered together with a checklist. If you are not satisfied with the standard pizza offering, you can "build" your personal pizza by using the check list. The food is well prepared, the pizza is good quality, only the prices are a bit higher than you can expect in a village trattoria in Italy. This is especially true for the wine list. The wine is relatively expensive. In addition to the good meal we had as a coincidence another treat that evening. The restaurant is divided in seperate rooms. In an adjoining room a big table with about 12 seats was reserved for what appeared to be members of a choir. They gave, sitting at their table, recitals between the courses. They were indeed very good, better than the "muzak" that issometimes forced upon you in many restaurants.
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