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Bistrot la Cantinetta (TV)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Bistrot la Cantinetta (TV) — Veneto Secrets

The Relais & Chateaux Villa Abbazia includes, in addition to the famous restaurant La Corte, a bistro with tea room, perfect for experiencing the charm of the medieval village of Follina immersing yourself in the atmosphere of an ancient 18th-century noble residence. The tea room is perfect for a cuddle in the morning: enriched with contemporary British-chic touches, it offers an excellent selection of infusions, herbal teas and delicious homemade cakes, all served in porcelain sets that Miss Marple would be jealous of!

For those wishing to try the renowned cuisine of the Relais, you can stop for lunch or dinner at the small bistro, only 4 tables, where you can enjoy traditional Venetian dishes, such as pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans), meatballs in tomato sauce with mashed potatoes or tiramisu, at more affordable prices compared to La Corte Restaurant, but created with the same extraordinary “gourmet” hand.

Bistrot la Cantinetta (TV) — Veneto Secrets

The rooms are very warm, dominated by the color red, with aubergine and green accents that mix 18th-century furnishings with contemporary touches. The service, impeccable, is well-orchestrated by the Zanon De Marchi family, who have been running the Relais with passion since 1965. Real experts in the art of hospitality, they make sure that everything is perfect, caring for each detail like serving on the table just in white gloves and Sambonet silverware.

Across the Villa Abbazia’s square, it is definitely worth a visit to the ancient Abbey of Follina, dating back to the 12th century, which you can read about in this article.

The Secret

Mrs. Zanon bought Villa Abbazia in 1965 with the desire to create something new after years of managing a knitting factory. Until 1992 the villa, in addition to the hotel, the 2 restaurants, the tea room and the shop, also housed the Espace Rouge et Noir disco, a place of great social life in the nineties, frequented by a famous clientele such as Marcello Mastroianni, Laura Antonelli and Sandra Bullock. The spaces, in pure 80s night-club style, totally black and red, are available for private events on request.

Useful Info

Bistrot La Cantinetta
Piazza 4 Novembre, 3
31051 Follina (TV)
Tel. +39 0438 971761

First courses: 12 euro
Second courses: 15 20 euro

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