Agriosteria Ai Brillanti (VE)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Agriosteria Ai Brillanti (VE) — Veneto Secrets

Located within the wonderful eco-resort Al Segnavento in the Zelarino countryside, the osteria is the perfect place to taste the farm's products in a warm and familiar atmosphere.

Ai Brillanti is located within a dream that has come true: a 9-hectare farm created by the Bucci family in the early 2000s with the aim of giving life to an oasis devoted to respecting rural traditions and eco-sustainability, where products and animals could be grown in total respect for their well-being and the surrounding environment.

It is here, between the ranch where the Quarter Horses run free in the summer, the pasture of the Suffolk sheep, and the agritourism premises, that Nicola Bucci, together with Federica, created his osteria that uses almost exclusively the raw material, from vegetables to meats, produced by the farm

Agriosteria Ai Brillanti (VE) — Veneto Secrets
Agriosteria Ai Brillanti (VE) — Veneto Secrets

Ai Brillanti is a hymn to local traditions, to our history and to a nice chat over a good glass of wine.

(Nicola Bucci, owner)

The name chosen for the place is a tribute to conviviality and to the friends of all ages who animate the tavern: “the brilliant ones” are, in fact, people who love to laugh and enjoy life and who, with the spirit of English gentlemen’s clubs to which the decor of the resort is inspired, Nicola loves to pamper and make feel at home.

The menu, which respects the peasant tradition of the place, enhances the territory following the seasons, such as the platters based on the delicious cured meats of their production, the garden’s soup, the gnocchi with meat sauce and the beef stew with red wine that Nicola will combine with excellent wines from small local producers who marry the same philosophy of the farm.

Everything, from the wooden paneling to the brazier lit outside the room, gives a sense of coziness and welcoming, where country and reclaimed details are emphasized by the warmth of the candles and Kartell lampshades. During the summer, you can have lunch or dinner outdoors, under the trees, on the tables enlivened by red and white checkered tablecloths with a relaxing background of jazz music.

Agriosteria Ai Brillanti (VE) — Veneto Secrets

Inside the restaurant, there is also the shop where you can buy the very good products of the farm, such as honey, jams or sweet and sour vegetables, and of the wineries with which it collaborates.

And if Ai Brillanti has conquered you too, you just have to come back to try the other experiences offered by the resort, such as the nearby restaurant Al Segnavento, where the chef Patrizia Del Ponte transforms the farm’s products into a fine dining experience (and here is revealed the secret of the excellent cuisine of the osteria) or a stay in the Fiori & Frutti 14-room farmhouse with pool.

The Secret

To the brilliant ones, their most loyal customers, Nicola and Federica have dedicated a wall of the osteria where they hang the most famous quotes told by their guests accompanied by small frames with the silhouette of their faces inside.

Useful Info

Ai Brillanti
Via Gatta 76/c
30174 Zelarino, Venezia
Tel. +39 351 9152386

First courses: 10 — 12 euro
Second courses: 12 — 16 euro

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