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“Great food off the beaten track”
Review of Casale Tancia

Casale Tancia
Price range: $24 - $37
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Agriturismo
Reviewed April 20, 2014

A recent plan to visit a favourite restaurant in the Sabina region with a group of Italian friends sadly went sideways, requiring a hasty Plan B. This agriturismo, located high on a pass between the Tiber Rivery and Rieti Valleys combines great food with a lovely view and some very complelling history. First the food... Given that we had been looking forward to our Plan A this restuarant was at an unfair disadvantage, but as soon as the beautiful crispy vegetable fritters came out, I knew Plan B was going to have a happy ending. The fritters were amazing. So was the hearty bean pasta dish. I had heard about this combination before but never tried it and it left me not only wanting more but regretting later that I had not asked for a recipe. The grilled meat and sausage were delicious, the host convivial. All in all it was a wonderful meal and a beautiful, peaceful, rural setting. It is hard to imagine that in April of 1944 one of the most brutal massacres by the Nazis took place just across the road in the little country church. Frustrated in their attempts to dislodge a determined group of partisans esconced on the upper reaches of Tancia, the angry Germans rounded up elderly and very young villagers, some children as young as 2 and 3, and executed them in revenge... This combination of an intensely peaceful rural setting, wonderful food, healthy mountain air, and compelling local history makes Casale Tancia well worth the visit. For history buffs interested in this story, there is a great mini-documentary on Youtube with English subtitles called "Tancia The Movie"

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

A lovely place with a beautiful view and very good food. However, beware of the prices advertised and the owner. we arrived and had antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci. we also had wine, water and coffee. The advertised price per meal is 25 euro, but the total bill for 4 came to 150 euro. When asked about the 50 euro drinks bill the owner was reluctant to explain, and said it was cheaper than in Rome, We all live and have lived in Italy for some time and so prices are no mystery to us. He eventually agreed he had overcharged. But the bill was still high an it seemed impossible to argue - a real shame. we wont return and I notice a similar review in Italian about prices......

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile
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