Seeing some other reviews nudged us towards choosing La Tana, very tired and weary after a day long drive. A drink in a bar saw us almost falling asleep while waiting, and as we staggered around the corner to find the trattoria we found that it was not open until 20:15 that night . . . . another half an hour to wait.
How worthwhile this turned out to be!
We opted first for the cheapest set price option; inconceivably priced at 18 euros, it included water, (piatto di tipita del nostro) a fabulous antipasti of specialties of the region including three types of cheeses, small olives, meat, the best home made bread and other delicacies; and then an option of either a fava broad bean puree with charcoal grilled peppers, or fresh orecchiette with tomato sauce. This was accompanied by a salad of crisp vegetable crudites.
A glass of house wine each, the best house wine tasted thus far in months of travelling, and we were then served desert of a delightful local cake. It was well past our bed time, and we declined coffee and toddled off to our hotel.
The atmosphere was delightful as well, with good linen, large glasses and good ice buckets and a nice touch of a small candle and cactus on each table. Service could not have been friendlier, and I was keen to return the following evening, where we sought to try the local lamb, which was delicious, as well as the bean puree and revisit the antipasti platter which included some different items this night, as delightful as the first. A bottle of local Rose was great.
A nice little town, but "La Tana" is a real gem and worth travelling well out of your way for. Fantastic food at great prices. I only wish that this was my 'local'
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