The historic osteria, in the center of Solighetto, is one of those unique and precious places where you can taste the true cuisine of the Venetian tradition in a classy environment made unique by the genuine beauty of the details, the result of the culture and good manners of the past and, fortunately, totally free from ephemeral marketing.
The fine embroidery curtains and the tablecloths as well as the fresh flowers that adorn each corner of the rooms are the fruit of the love of Carla who, together with her husband Giovanni, has been managing the restaurant for almost 20 years. Giovanni, who trained at the nearby Locanda da Lino, created here a perfect convivial joint, one of the few authentic places where you can find a fireplace always on, a genuine home cooking and a good glass of wine.
As a result of the passion of Giovanni and Carla for Veneto’s craftsmanship traditions, the interior decor of the Osteria boasts original artworks on the walls and on the ceiling by the famous painter Lino Dinetto, who also created for them the cool flat plates, each of them differently decorated. Remarkable also the owners’ collection of artistic Murano glass objects, many of which were a gift from their friend Dino Bugno, which gives uniqueness and color to the rooms.
Very famous for the spit-roasted meat, the restaurant offers rustic seasonal dishes ranging from homemade gnocchi to risotto with asparagus, up to meats cooked “in tecia” (in the pot), a traditional recipe. The desserts are also excellent, all handmade by Giovanni’s son Umberto, a passionate pasty-chef. Just to die for are his meringues, the sbrisolona cake, the ice creams and the incredible chocolate Sacher.
In winter, book a table in the fireplace room, whilst in summer you can also eat in the garden.
Giovanni’s mother still breeds capons for his son’s meat spit…and this is perhaps Giovanni’s only secret: the love for things “well done” from start to finish that has been handing down in his family from generation to generation.