great out of the way places to eat

Sep 14th, 2010, 07:38 PM
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great out of the way places to eat

anyone have any wonderful eateries? We're looking for off the beaten track-small cafe, bistro,ect - NOT touristy
We'll be in Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Sienna and Rome
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Sep 14th, 2010, 07:59 PM
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In Venice:
We ate at the Osteria “san Barnaba”, Calle Lunga san Barnaba, Dosoduro 2736. It's small – seats about 16 people, operated by a couple, and the menu is written in Italian only. However, the proprietor speaks excellent English, and steps you through the menu. We had smoked leg of goose as an antipasto, rabbit cooked in a casserole, and calves liver Venetian style, which is a standard here, along with grilled artichoke and a bottle of good local wine. The tab came to about 70 Euro, and this is probably the best meal we have eaten in Venice – it was great. We regret that we did not go there weeks ago, because then we would have visited there again. Closed on mercoledi and giovedi mattina.
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Sep 14th, 2010, 11:28 PM
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If you have a car consider the Locanda al Castello di Sorci at Anghiari. A great day trip from Florence. The town is perched on a hill with spectacular views and is well known for its production of tableclothes, hand towels etc.
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Sep 15th, 2010, 08:49 AM
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thank you both so much for your food tips- we'll chekc them out when we're there
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Sep 15th, 2010, 09:57 AM
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I first went to the Locanda many years ago when on a visit to Anghiari to buy some tablecloths etc.

Arriving at the town we saw the signpost to the Locanda at the Castle of the mice (Sorci means mice in Italian). With a name like that we just had to go. When we arrived the car park was full and there was only one table left - a very good sign.

We (3 of us) were rather disturbed that we were placed at what appeared to be a serving table with three piles of dishes. We pointed this out and we were told that was how it should be - a total of 9 plates each! We ended up being given 3 different pasta dishes, 3 main courses and 3 puddings!!! Each time we finished our helping a plate was removed. Wine, water, coffee and grappa/digestivo included.

It was a truly stupendous meal and we left contented not only by what we ate but because it only cost 13,000 Lire a head (about 7 Euro).
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Sep 19th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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nochblad,
thank you for your wonderful info- if you have any other...please fee free to add it
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