Sunday evening can be a difficult time to find somewhere to eat in Italy, as lunch is the main meal of the day. This neighbourhood trattoria had been full at lunchtime, but we had carefully booked ahead for the evening. In fact it was very quiet, but this didn't lead to any compromise on the part of the owners.
The whole atmosphere and menu is of a traditional local restaurant - and all the better for that.
The menu is relatively short - a good thing - and features largely traditional dishes. We began by sharing a risotto of beetroot, leek and parmesan. This was kindly served on two plates! It was just about the best risotto I can remember eating! Then we both chose the duck with caramelised orange sauce and vegetables, which was delicious and generous. A shared cassata rounded off our meal. Or not quite: after enjoying a couple of glasses of wine each, to match our different dishes, we were given a complimentary walnut liqueur with our coffee. Sensational!
The couple who run this restaurant do a wonderful job of welcoming guests and providing delicious, home-style food. It isn't pretentious, but it is very authentic and very good.
Many thanks for a lovely evening and a taste of the real Emilia Romagna!