The Bosco del Falco farmhouse is located on top of a hill inhabited by the proud birds of prey that inspired its name (falco meaning hawk in Italian) in the Bosco della Serenissima. From this beautiful wood, located in the heart of Montello and once the territory of the Republic of Venice, comes the precious wood on which the entire city is based.
It is during a walk in these places that in 2000 Elena and Paolo fall in love with an ancient 19th-century rural house and decide to transform it into an oasis made of genuine products and a truly generous, traditional cuisine. The property is, in fact, surrounded by 4 hectares of land, where, in addition to a beautiful park, there is a vegetable garden, an orchard, and the breeding of free-range animals.
A natural philosophy that could not fail to be reflected also in the careful choice of local suppliers; from the Bertolo Mill for the stone-ground flours, to La Fagiana for the rice up to the Tre Comuni for the dairy products. By walking into the restaurant room you will, in fact, be carried away by the typical aromas of our grandmothers’ cuisine made up of homemade cakes, hand-picked berries, free-range guinea fowl, and freshly baked bread.
The generous formula of the fixed tasting menu, which changes every day according to the availability of fresh products, offers rich and tasty dishes that never disappoint: from the rooster in “teccia” with Prosecco and the pumpkin and rosemary risotto, up to the chocolate pie with a soft heart and raspberries. Great attention is also given to both a vegetarian and vegan offer and to an impeccable service.
The “warmth” of the kitchen is also found in the interiors: in the ground floor room, you will find a traditional majolica Stube, country-chic details, and a huge rough wooden table which is freshly decorated every day by Elena with flowers and seasonal delicacies. Whether you feel like relaxing near the wood stove in wintertime, or whether the summer invites you to eat under the secular trees of the beautiful garden, Elena and her collaborators will make your day special thanks to a genuine sense of hospitality and a passion for things done right…just like they used to be in the old times.
Built in the 19th-century by the Manin family, of Friulian origin that then joined the Venetian patriciate, the farmhouse, during the First World War, became the main center of the enemy offensive. In fact, you can still see in the north-west side of the house the trenches and loopholes built for the positioning of the machine guns.