Ristorante Girasole “Barcollo”

Frazione San Bernardo - Tetto Paris, 11
closing: martedì
Tel: 39-3663070952

A restaurant which guards the local tradition from place different from the one where it is located. Since the start of this year it has been managed by Enrico Neroni in the dining room and his wife Veronica Leone in the kitchen. They were the owners of BARCOLLO restaurant in Amatrice which was completely destroyed after the 2016 earthquake. The owner of Il Girasole, Giovanni Bottero, who was near retirement, decided to generously offer the couple to manage his restaurant in a show of solidarity. From now on Il Girasole will serve Amatriciana cuisine with dishes from the Lazio region. Which means a lot of typical Lazio cold cuts. Among the first courses you’ll find the real Amatriciana (without onions), the mezze maniche with gricia or carbonara sauce, cheese and pepper tonnarelli pasta and the penne with arrabbiata sauce. From their second courses: lamb skewers, grilled lamb chops, “saltimbocca alla Romana” (rolled veal with ham and sage), Vaccinara ox tail and tripe and mushrooms when in season. Homemade desserts: ricotta cakes, English trifle and fruit tarts. The wine list includes labels such as Rosso Piceno and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo as well as some of the best Piedmontese labels. The bill won’t go over 25 euro and the portions are “Amatriciana” sized (meaning plentiful.)

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