This little bodega is located right on the main piazza in Asolo. Their outdoor dining area is adjacent to the main parking lot (near the large palazzo) and their cafe proper is just a few feet up the street to the left. They offer many regional specialties including porchetta and salumi as well as interesting beers, wines, and grappas.
The piatto misto is a nice sampler platter of porchetta, two kinds of summer sausage, three cow's milk cheeses, olives, radicchio mostarda, and a little tomato and lettuce salad. The local wines are great by the glass. There was a €1 coperto, but you will eat bread with the meats and cheeses so well worth it.
The lunch plate, a bottle of water, a glass of a local white blend, and an espresso was €14.50. It was really authentic and delicious so a good value and service was great from the owners/family. The big plus here was that my dining companions included a table of older gentlemen playing scopa and drinking caffe corretto (espresso with grappa) - can't get more authentic than that!
This new Osteria has become a favorite of the locals in this area of the Veneto. The food is prepared well, presented with a flair, and the choices are varied. For example you will find at least 5 different types of meat, beef, wild pig, etc, and also different types of pasta which are all made in house.
They begin you off with a complimentary glass of prosecco (made for the osteria with their name) and a small appetizer (our was squid), then you can make choices from 4 pages of listed foods.
The dining area in the summer is one floor above the entrance and has a great view of the hills behind Asolo. The street is quiet as this village of Monfumo (close to Asolo) is small. I would recommend this place for nightime dining as I think it would be exceptionally romantic with the few lights of the houses below and in the hills.
Monfuo is in the hills behind Asolo and is one hour driving from Padova.
We did not have to have reservations.
Favorite Dish: I chose the rabbit and it was baked in a sealed glass jar with vegetables--very tasty.
I also got to taste the donkey, which was most excellent, and I would think about ordering this next time.
You see this is not your usual Osteria menu, they are making an effort to present "local" food.
I also had sliced wild mushroom, a large mushroom taken from the hills and was almost melt in your mouth good.
The prosecco that we had at the beginning was excellent and so we continued with a bottle of their 'own' prosecco.
This ristoranti deserves a second and third visit.
Well, we chose this restaurant for the view. Eating out on the terrace, above the city was great as the weather was wonderful. But we paid for the view. The restaurant is pricy, and portions are not large. However the food was good quality and service was also nice.
All in all though, on my next visit I think I'll try "Ristorante Due Mori" after reading deecat's review.
Favorite Dish: The lamb was very good and well presented - see 2nd picture.
No matter who we asked in Asolo, they all recommended the same place to eat...Ristorante Due Mori.
Its location is super. From the back and on the deck, one can see out over the countryside for many miles away.
You can see into this gigantic kitchen and watch the food being prepared. The staff and owners are quite friendly, even though they speak little or no English. There are several pictures on the walls of famous people who have eaten here. John Malovich from Chicago (originally) is up on the wall several times. When I indicated that we were from Chicago, the woman said in her broken English that he had stayed in Asolo for three months while shooting a movie, and he ate at their restaurant every day. Then she asked if we, too, would be staying for three months!
The food was outstanding, the service was incredible, and the place was so warm and welcoming that we really enjoyed the whole experience.
Favorite Dish: We had an antipasti plate with:
Then we shared a delicious dish of noodles with Porcini Mushrooms.
The Insalata Mista (Mixed Salad) was quite wonderful.
Allan really enjoyed his Lamb Chops as much as I enjoyed my Rabbit in a kind of stew.
We also partook of Almond Cake and Cream Caramel.
WE highly recommend this restaurant!5s*
The last night that we were inAsolo, we ate at the Albergo Al Sole Restaurant, which is attached to the Albergo Al Sole 4 Star Hotel.
The service was excellent, the room was quite beautiful with large windows that looked out over the town. The restaurant is on the second floor and so it has a panoramic view. The food was really good and quite different from the food in Venice that we had been eating.
The background music, fresh flowers, and beautiful room added to the ambience.
Favorite Dish: We had a plate of cheeses that was excellent. We shared Pesto Spaggehti with tomatoes and olives. This dish was quite unique and really delicious.
The dessert was especially good. It came in layers of dark chocolate, then chocolate mousse, then chestnuts and chocolate. Absolutely decadent!
The cappucinno was unusually wonderful with that particular dessert.