Rediscover the ‘joys of the table’ by sampling the delightful cuisine of the area which uses exclusively DOC olive oil from the Sabine region.
At meal time, owner Signora Anna, knows exactly how to whet the appetites of her guests – by starting them off with her fresh white bread and olive bread both made by hand on the premises and served either freshly sliced or toasted in the typical Italian ‘bruschetta’ style.
Next come the appetizer vegetarian appetizers with au gratin vegetables, eggplant croquettes, cheese in piquant sauce, fritters made with greens
and ‘coratella’ of lamb (pluck) with artichokes.
The menu continues with first courses all made by hand and according to the old traditions. Don’t forget to try the pasta and beans , pasta and chickpeas , and the crepes with nettles home made pasta and filled with ricotta cheese and wild nettles. There is also “fettuccine alla Vecchia Quercia” with porcini mushroom sauce , fettuccine with porcini mushrooms , and fettuccine with truffles . Some of the more unique pasta dishes are agnolotti pasta that are filled with wild boar and served with tomato sauce , stringozzi pasta served on wooden tray (the scifetta) which enhances its flavor,
and polenta which is served on the same sort of wooden paddle and comes
with your choice of various sauces and accompaniments.
Your choice of second courses includes a variety of grilled meats that range from the famous ‘scottadito’ seared lamb to locally raised veal, as well as roasted lamb, chicken, duck and suckling pig served with potatoes. Wild game dishes include boar ‘in sami’ (cooked in oil, wine, vinegar and herbs) served with fried polenta and broccoli, thrush cooked on skewers or “in salmi”, and pork with truffles.
All meals are accompanied by local wines from the Sabine hills dei colli or you can select from among some of the most renowned DOC wines of Italy.
Our dessert are prepared by the daughters of the owners, Doriana and Silvia who will tempt you with such delicious specialties like the anise seed doughnuts, ‘tozzetti’, bitter almond cakes and other pastries that are traditional to the area.
And of course, if you are in the mood for a romantic candle light dinner.
We offer you the “Il Focolare”.In the evening, the restaurant is also a pizzeria that serves over 30 different kinds of pizza, measuring 40 cm. in diameter!
The owner Giuseppe, his daughters Doriana and Silvia, and his sons-in-law Renzo and Fabio.Are all on hand in the dining room to serve you.
The pizzeria has room for 70 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.And has a large parking area of restaurant guests.
THE RESTAURANT IS PERFECT FOR SMALL WEDDING RECEPTIONS.