What made Italy famous?
Exactly. The food. Taste "la dolce vita".
Food and Drink
We will let you in on our secrets…
Think of Italy and you just have to think of food and wine! There are entire websites dedicated to helping you choose a restaurant, pizzeria or pasticceria and we don’t intend to try and compete with them, so below are a few of our favourite places.
La Cucina di Zia Titta
Listed in the definitive guide to good eating in Italy, the Gambero Rosso (http://www.gamberorosso.it/it/) , this is our favourite restaurant. No menu, just what the owner has prepared fresh that day. Our recommendation would be to try the antipasti, a seemingly never ending selection of small dishes to enjoy, and then choose one of the homemade pasta dishes. If you still have room (we usually don’t!) then grilled meats or hunters chicken could be on offer. It’s just a great place to eat.
Trattoria Zita Titta
Via Giotto 14, Rubbianello, 63825 Monterubbiano
Just great slices of take away pizza – what is there not to enjoy about that! One of our favourite summer evening treats is to order some of Manu’s super pizza and half a carafe of sparkling wine, and then eat it sat in their gazebo set up on the Belvedere, whilst enjoying the views of the sea and mountains – fabulous.
Osteria Cinque Colli
You will find the Cinque Colli just inside the historic centre of Montefiore dell’Aso, and the atmosphere of this special location really adds an extra dimension to your meal. The chef has worked hard to create a menu which has a slightly modern twist to traditional food, as well as bringing an influence from Abruzzo, his native region just to the south of le Marche. You will be assured of a warm welcome and a great meal.
Osteria 5 Colli
Via Leopardi 1-3-5, 63062 Montefiore dell’Aso
La Pasticceria Dorina
Newly refurbished this award winning pasticceria is worth stopping at at any time of day. Great coffee and an amazing selection of pastries means you will be returning time and time again, and in the summer months you will definitely be tempted by the traditional homemade ice cream –its great! We also suggest taking an aperitivo here to savour the stuzzichini (little appetizers) that arrive with your drink – they are almost a meal in themselves.
Piazza Antognozzi 1, 63062 Montefiore dell’Aso
Finally a couple of local cantinas that you might want to try.
Cantina Di Ruscio
Our regular tipple comes from here. They concentrate solely on wine production and so, rather than growing their own grapes, they source their grapes from different vineyards within le Marche, the result is consistent quality. Our particular favourite is the Rosso del Poeta, matured in oak casks for a vanilla finish, lovely.
Cantina Di Ruscio
Contrada Valdaso 49, 63828 Campofilone
An organic certified vineyard based in Montefiore dell’Aso that offers a wide range of red, white, rose and sparkling wines so there is something to suit everyones taste. They are also fully involved in the cultural calendar of the town and support many events there. We rather like their Montepulciano, straight from the pump in a three or five litre flagon – great summer evening drinking!
Contrada Aso 159, 63010 Miontefiore dell’Aso