Recommended restaurants

We advise you to taste the excellent Emilian cuisine in local restaurants that serve traditional dishes.

There are quite some restaurants close to our B&B. The food is very good and the prices are reasonable. Some are best reached by car, others are best reached on foot during a walk in the Val Tassaro. If you don’t want to go to the restaurant, there is also a kitchenette in the common room of our B&B with the possibility to cook a simple meal.

We recommend these restaurants:

  • Bar Restaurant Liva (Casalecchio di Vetto) 5 km by car. 0522815555
  • Locanda del Castellaro (Castellaro di Vetto) 7 km by car. 0522721035
  • Trattoria Serena (Pineto di Vetto) 1:20 hours on foot. 0522812341
  • Focacceria & Pizzeria degli Elfi (Piagnolo di Vetto) 5 minutes by car. 0522-815127
  • Ristorante il Pontaccio (Vetto center) 15 minutes by car 0522390001
  • Pizzeria da Mimmo (Vetto center) 15 minutes by car 3337993050

Some useful restaurant info:

  • Most waiters don’t speak English 😮 or very limited English.
  • Ask before if you can pay with credit card.
  • It is best to make a reservation. (we can call for you if you want). Do not go driving around in search for a restaurant during a weekday in the low season, unless you are on a diet and don’t want to eat that day 😉
  • In all the restaurants in the area the food is fresh and handmade so you can’t go to the restaurant at any time of the day like in most modern cities.
    • You can start lunch between 12.00 and 14.00.
    • You can start diner after: 19.00
  • Often the waiter will explain at your table what they have fresh that day he will not bring the menu. Ask if they have a menu to point out what they have that day if you did not understand what they said.
  • How the food is served:
    • You can start with a small Antipasto if you want. Most of the times they just bring it for free or it is inclusive of the table fee (2-3 euro per person) bread is also included in this.
    • You can order wine and water (acqua frizzante or acqua ferma) a coke, sprite or juice.
    • Then you can take a Primo, that is pasta, tortelli, gnocchi, risotto.
    • Then you can take a Secondo, that is most of the times meat (served after the primo not together on the same plate with the pasta).
    • With the Secondo you can order some Contorni, that are side dishes like roasted potatoes, polenta, salad, grilled vegetables.
    • Then you can order Dolce, the desert and then
    • Caffè and a Liquore or a Grappa.
  • You don’t need to order everything. A Primo and a Dolce can also just be fine.
  • Waiters are paid in Italy, you don’t need to tip. You can if you want, but it is perfectly fine if you don’t. Most of the time there are a few euro’s per person of table fee on the bill. You can get up and go pay at the desk.