The Locanda da Lino in Solighetto was opened in 1961 by Lino Toffolin, its memorable host and remarkable chef, one of the founding fathers of modern Venetian cuisine. During the period of the 60ies Dolce Vita, his restaurant became the meeting place of many artists and famous people of that era, such as Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, the soprano Toti Dal Monte, the poet Andrea Zanzotto.
Today the Locanda is run by the sons of the legendary Lino, and it is still a magical place that preserves untouched the charm of its important past, embodying the very best of the Venetian hillside traditions: from the hundreds of copper pots hanging from the ceiling to the giant fireplace where exquisite meats are cooked, up to the celebrity portraits and memorabilia hanging on the walls.
The cuisine offers traditional recipes as well as some delicious revisited plates, including a good vegetarian and vegan choice, based on homemade pasta, free-range chickens, delicious cuts of beef, and vegetables from the garden. The cellar is also exceptional, offering the best labels of the local Prosecco wine.
On the first floor, the Locanda offers 10 rooms, each one furnished in the style of the famous guests that here were regulars: shocking red and portraits painted by Guttuso on the walls for the Marta Marzotto’s room, minimal French deco allure for the Marcello Mastroianni’s one up to a more classic style for the Toti del Monte’s room, who here lived for long periods of time.
We suggest booking a table near the fireplace as the scent of the homemade cakes coming from the kitchen will warm your heart up, or in the intimate room with the portrait of Toti del Monte for a more romantic evening.
Lino, after an international experience, began working as a chef in the legendary La Posta hotel in Pieve di Soligo, at the time owned by a dear friend of the soprano Toti del Monte. Here Lino formed important friendships within the world of theater and entertainment that later on help him founding his own restaurant. This is why, as a lucky charm, he chose the post horn of La Posta as the logo of his new restaurant.