Hostaria Alla Tavernetta

Udine, Italy

http://www.allatavernetta.com/

First of all, bad idea not making reservations for Friday evening in Udine. After some extensive googling, asking for recommendations, phone calls and visits to various places, I was able to book a table from Tavernetta at 7.30pm.

When arriving, not too many customers in yet, but soon the place was packed. Restaurant was really cozy and staff welcoming and friendly. Mâitre d’ (who we assumed to be son of this family run restaurant), spoke perfect english and gave us quick intro to Friulian cuisine and the special dishes varying according to what is in season.

For starter, I chose burrata with vegetables. The dish was laid out beautifully and tasty. The truffle pasta I had next, was the highlight of the whole meal. Pasta was swimming in butter (in a good way!) and the amount of freshly grated truffle was unseen for me. Well, you could see it from the price tag of this dish: 20 euros, which was more than price of my main. Which was Friulian style prepared rabbit. Good and nothing wrong with it, but not extraordinary. Also I was quite full already after the starter and pasta.

As the place got busier, they forgot to ask for more drinks, so some minus points there. For dessert I got only espresso and glass of really good grappa.

All in all, I would definitely go again and would recommend this place for anybody wanting to have a nice meal in Udine. Just book in advance, you might not be as lucky as we were.