This is a small simple osteria in the centre of Gubbio, the enchanting medieval town near Perugia, in Umbria, Italy.
There are few dishes in the menu, all typical from the area, and the choice for non meat eaters is very limited.
However the few dishes are very interesting and tasty. I know because between the four of us, we ordered almost 90% of the entire menu…
Brustengo, a word that even for us italians is unusual and obscure, is a sort of piadina made with fried dough, resembles a pancake in shape but it’s not a pancake, it’s more like a pan fried pizza dough.
It can folded, with the filling inside, or open, exactly like a pizza. The fillings can vary, cheese, cold cuts, tomato sauce, mushrooms.
It’s very tasty, like all things fried.
However my recommendation is for the “Cotiche e Fagioli” stew.
This is an old fashioned italian dish (it can be found more or less in every region), and it’s a “poor” people type of dish, don’t expect this in posh a-la-mode restaurants (unless some w* chef has created a “variation”).
It’s a bean stew with pork skin in tomato sauce.
Yes it’s pork skin, that the “cotica” (singular), hence the “cotiche” (plural).
For all the stews lovers, don’t miss it!
The owner prides his wine list, but I can’t comment, we don’t drink.
Good service, friendly owner, easy going.
Cheap and great quality.
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