The Locanderia experience begins by the waiter explaining the day's menu in great detail. It all sounds delicious and so making a choice was very hard indeed. We sat at a table near the kitchen and could see through the hatch to where the four women chefs (all members of the same family) were preparing the food.
We both enjoyed superb pasta dishes. I had rigatoni with (among other things) grouper fish and cherry tomatoes. My wife had the horsemeat ragu. Each of these only cost €7.50. The best dish of all, however, was the dessert, which was a ricotta cheesecake with raisins and amaro lucano (a local liqueur).
The two tables next to us were both interesting in their own ways. On one side, a French couple were enjoying a tasting menu which involved at least 7 courses, including 3 pasta dishes. Goodness knows how they managed to finish every plate but it did all look amazing. On the other side were several members of the owners' family. They seemed to just wander in and out of the kitchen at will grabbing whatever took their fancy including, at one stage, the largest chunk of parmesan cheese I've ever seen.
Forget Francis Ford Coppola's place, head here for an authentic Italian culinary experience.
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