in the past week i visited this restaurant with my family after having been told about it by a good friend of mine.
The restaurant - trattoria is a typical country style building - nothing special or to write home about, but with fantastic views.
The restaurant owner came to the table and explained that he did not bring a menue for us as he wanted to explain the dishes he had on offer - we trusted him and he was very knowledgeable but this was our mistake as wedid not know what to expect or what the dishes were priced at.
Everything he bought was delicious but as i go through the menue with you it is obvious that some of the dishes he bought in comparison to other noteable restaurants in the area cost just too much for what is offered.
We had a great wine, red aglianico - great price and great quality, one litre 7 euros.
the covers cost a standard 1.50 euros and water priced correctly at 1.50 euros.
He bought a side plate of rocket which was not wild with a grating of truffle and a grating of parmesan on it and this cost 6 euros - not worth the price.
The ricotta with truffle and honey was beautiful and priced right at 4 euros for two portions.
the mozzarella was also priced very fairly at 2.20 euros for two pieces- this was fresh and local to the area.
but the cured wild boar was over priced at 7 euros for a side plate.
A baked dish of mashed potatoe with white sauce and mushrooms in my opinion was also over priced at 5 euros.
Two plates of mushrooms were charged at 5 euros each - that is 10 euros, absolutely ridiculous.
He even charged 3 euros for a plate of fried potatoe peel - basically a waste product he recycles on his menue - just baked and salted - how on earth can you charge a diner 3 euros for waste.
The platter of cured meats was not badly priced at 5 euros 50 cents but two tiny plates of parmesan cheese and goats cheese infused with a truffle that made it almost uneatable was a little pricey at 7 euros as the pieces of cheese couold not have weight more than 40 grams each piece - that would be around 200 grams charged at 7 euros
I understand the truffles are expensive but this was too costly for what was offered.
THE PASTA IS REALLY WELL PRICED AND DELICIOUS AS WAS EVERYTHING - I AM NOT CRITICISING THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE I AM STATING MY LEARNED OPINION ON HOW INCONSISTENT THE PRICING OF HIS DISHES ARE AS YOU WILL NOW SEE.
a beautiful plate of ravioli with truffle and sage butter - 7 euros and worth every cent as was the plate of pasta with wild boar sauce and provolone cheese - 7 euros and again great portions and great taste.
I asked for a taster of vegetable soup made from pigs intestines and he bought me a plate which i ate anyway but left the pieces of pork as i did not like what was inside the soup and this cost 5 euros - i guess you could call that fair -
the side of broccoli cost 2.50 each plate, again fair in price.
THE MEAT DISHES WERE SUBLIME . greatly priced for the quality of the meat -
veal steak - 7 euros
wild boar stew - 8 euros and a beautiful fillet of veal with porcini mushrooms, 11 euros even though i had to send it back as i had asked for it to be done medium to well and it was basically blue the first time round.
The house desert of chocolate fondent was beautiful and cost 3.50 cents and the industrial desert my son had was charged at 4.50 euros - coffee and liquor was on the house as was a slice of goats cheese that i had for desert.
The total bill was 120 euros in 3 - that is 40 euros a head and in this area the average price figures at around 30.
I advise everyone to look at the menue before ordering and not trust the owner to bring dishes to the table to then charge at the price of a good steak -it is sad as the food and his service was impeccable but due to this error i will not return.
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