I was recommended this restaurant by a friend from Benevento, and I called to make a reservation for Sunday night (when many restaurants are, in fact, closed). It was a very, very positive experience, and I would come back to Benevento just for another meal here: I was blown away by the quality and taste of the food, the beauty of the space, and the efficiency of the service.
The restaurant is set in an ancient building- I was told it used to be a church at some point, then changed ownership and housed a carpenter's studio and other things before becoming this restraurant. The ceilings are mile-high and everything is made of beautiful stones and ancient bricks, the layout offers every single table privacy (because they appear, almost, to be in little individual niches), the lighting is just perfect, and the decor (table settings, etc) is elegant. They also have a cellar and are very happy to show you around.
When we sat down we were offered a glass of Prosecco, on the house, and some delicious tuna appetizers. The waitress was pleasant and helpful.
The menu, I was told, changes very frequently. My friend and I had scrambled egg with white truffle & duck on bed of greens with balsamic vinegar (starters), steak tartare & pasta with pistachio nuts and aged pecorino (main), wine, and cheese for dessert. There is a large wine list, and a very substantial choice of cheeses- we asked for a desert plate to share, and enjoyed a selection of six cheeses, most of them local from Benevento. We paid a total of 60 Euros for this, which is an unbelievable price both for the ambience of the restaurant, and the quality and elaboration of the menu. My duck was cooked to perfection, delicate and beautifully presented- the steak tartare was interesting, different from anything I had ever had before, and just unbelievable.
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