This restaurant in Piedmont Italy is run by the Barone family and is an Agritourism legend among locals from as far away as Torino. I am writing a review of the food side of things but it is also a great place to stay and explore the Val di Susa. Particularly Ideal if you'd like to spend a few days in rural bliss and complete tranquility.
People seldom share this restaurant, in fact it is such a secret that it is very difficult to find – some say this is on purpose so that only those genuinely interested in sampling the real Piedmont cuisine make the effort to find it. My advice to you is to make the effort – it’s worth it. After all Piedmont is home to the best food in Italy!
The way to get there is to take the road from Avigliana and just after the parking for the Sacra di San Michelle you will see a wooden sign. Follow this sign and you are there.
The restaurant is, for gastronomes, one of the places where you can experience authentic Piedmont cooking at it’s best. The motto of the Barone family is “if we don’t make it ourselves you can’t have it.”
It is difficult to recommend any singular dish because the menu changes almost daily depending on the daily harvest. The cuscini d'angelo made with crepes, spinach and cheese, if available, is great as is anything with polenta. Their roasts, in true Piedmont style, are ridiculously wonderful.
A great option is their menu degustazione which allows you to taste a little of everything, two antipasti, two starters, two main courses and dessert – all for around 25 euro. Order a bottle of local wine together with a bottle of water from their local spring.
It is best to book beforehand as this place is very popular with locals and they only open the restaurant, to the outside public, Saturday evening and Sunday lunchtime.
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