Fodor's Expert Review Osteria Vecchio Mulino
"The old mill" has an antique marble serving counter filled with free nibbles and two large wooden tables in a room lined with wine bottles. The enthusiastic host, Andrea Bertucci, proudly touts local products on his simple menu, which usually consists of superior cheese and affettati misti (mixed sliced cured meats); traditional local dishes with farro grain, polenta, pecorino cheese, trout from the many local streams, and salami round out the selections. Finish your meal with a caffè al vetro con miele di castagno (coffee in a glass with chestnut honey). This osteria is open from 7:30 am to 8 pm in the warmer months and from 11 to 8 in winter.
Via Vittorio Emanuele 12
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Tuscany 55032, Italy
- Commitment to local ingredients
- Exceptional wine list
- Exuberant host