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Ristorante Birraria Ottone (VI)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Ristorante Birraria Ottone (VI) — Veneto Secrets

With its authentic old-fashioned cinematographic charm, Ristorante Birraria Ottone is a piece of history in the very heart of Bassano, managed by the same family for five generations.

The adventure of the restaurant began in 1865 when the master brewer Ottone, the family founder, arrived from Austria importing for the first time fabulous German and Austrian beers. A few years later, in 1882, the business moved to its current location, a fascinating 15th-century building characterized by Art Nouveau furnishings and decorations dating back to 1924, and a romantic winter garden beautifully restored in the late 80s.

Among old leather seats and original frescoes, hundreds of objects collected over time and historical photos testify the long history of the Wipflinger family who, for 150 years, has been looking after its customers masterfully.

Ristorante Birraria Ottone (VI) — Veneto Secrets

The restaurant’s menu winks at history with some traditional dishes, such as the meat goulash, made according to the original recipe, alongside more classic proposals such as fillet or beef nut and many traditional dishes, from “pasta e fagioli” (pasta and beans) to the roasted cod “alla Vicentina”. The menu includes also fish recipes such as tartare, tuna or sea bass fillet to name a few.
The wine list is also well-stocked with many proposals of reds, whites and bubbles both national and foreign.

A stop here is a real journey in a truly fascinating atmosphere made of soft lights, authentic environments and that special warmth that makes you feel immediately at home.

The Secret

During the holidays Nonno Otto often went to the nearby Monte Grappa from which, on clear days, looking at the plain, he saw a particular sparkle: it was the glass roofs of the Birraria and of the Blue Grotto cinema that shone in the sun, always showing him the way back home, like a lighthouse. During the war, the buildings were requisitioned and, due to the bombing, a large part of this delicate architecture was unfortunately lost.

Useful Info

Ristorante Birraria Ottone
Via Giacomo Matteotti 48/50
36061 Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza
Tel +39 0424 522206

Appetizers: 9 — 12 euro
First courses: 10 — 11 euro
Main courses: 13 — 18 euro

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