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 an environment made unique by the beauty of the works of art that the Perenzin family has collected over the years.
Pause to observe the fine fabrics of the curtains and tablecloths, those that once proudly gave themselves to their daughters as a dowry, the always fresh flowers that adorn every corner of the rooms, or the finely restored medieval wooden sculptures.
Every detail is the result of the love with which Carla, together with her husband Giovanni and son Umberto, have been running their restaurant for almost 20 years. Giovanni, after having worked for years at the nearby Locanda da Lino, has in fact become a point of reference for the many regulars who “da Giovanni” can always find a fireplace on, a genuine home cooking that never disappoints and a good glass of wine.
Here everyone feels at home because we put love and passion into every lunch and dinner just as if we were preparing for a family party.
(Giovanni Perenzin, owner)
From the passion of Giovanni and Carla for Veneto and its craftsmanship, the furnishing of the room is also born. In the rooms, in fact, strike, or rather hypnotize, the gigantic works on the walls and on the ceiling of the painter and friend Lino Dinetto, who also created for them the ceramic dishes, beautiful and all different. In addition to the works of master Dinetto, in the osteria two other great passions of the owners stand out, sacred art, with important unique pieces such as medieval Madonnas and wooden saints, and a collection of artistic Murano glass, a gift from his friend Dino Bugno, that give uniqueness and color to the rooms.
A passion for art that has made the osteria a point of reference also for collectors, so much so that it often happens that Giovanni is asked to buy works, as recently happened with a view of Venice by Dinetto or with a sculpture by Valerio DeMarchi, aka Valerius, famous for his female nudes.
Famous for the spit-roasted meat, prepared every day by Giovanni in the gigantic fireplace, the restaurant offers rustic seasonal dishes such as homemade gnocchi or risotto with asparagus and delicious meats cooked in the oven, grilled and “in tecia” (in the pot), according to the Venetian tradition.
A special mention goes to the desserts that Umberto, a passionate pastry chef, prepares every day: fruit tarts, meringues, ice creams and an incredible chocolate Sacher to accompany a glass of Prosecco and an excellent selection of noble wines from neighboring hills.
In winter, book a table in the fireplace room, while in summer you can eat in the garden under the colored Murano glass lanterns.
Giovanni’s family still breeds its best capons for the spit…and this is perhaps the only secret, the love for work and the humility to improve every day that is handed down, to the most fortunate, from generation to generation.