Ate here on our first night in Valpolicella on the recommendation of our host at Villa San Giorgio, Gabriele. It was my birthday, and we wanted a special dinner.
It was perfect. The owner/sommelier Adelino Molinarole whose kind eyes and generous smile made us feel right at home. He pampered us from start to finish, even picking us up at our B & B so we could enjoy our vino without worrying about driving back. As soon as we were seated he broke open the Proseco and a toast to my birthday followed. For our appetized/first my husband had beef carpaccio that was excellent and i had their rocket/basil pesto with spaghetti.. Very, very good! Next, my husband had the braised beef with polenta - this was so good, i had to steal more than a bite, My main was steak and it was very good, but the braised beef was the winner. We had a bottle of excellent Amarone with it. We were really full by this point, but Adelino brought us out a sampling of cheeses that paired really well with the Amarone. We refused desert, but of course he ignored us and brought out a few cookies/biscuits. Our waitress was equally sweet, and the chef (his son) came out to greet us at the end of our meal. This experience made me want to abandon my passport and be adopted into the family!!! I will work for food!