Trattoria Bonini is to be found along the old pilgrim road to Castelnuovo at Monteperpoli. The place has been in the same family for a very long time, and it became their main activity from the 1950s.
The interior is very charming and there are shady outdoor tables.
Bonini is well known for its good food, especially mushrooms gathered in the area. In the 1990s the family decided to upgrade the restaurant and have sought to provide quality meals using the best produce. They do an excellent workmans’ lunch, but I really like their A la Carte Menu.
I have been a couple of times, and intend to return to work my way through the menu.
My primo piatto of anchovies was delicious…served with buttered bread and sweet peppers.
On another visit I had the porcini mushrooms with fried polenta.
The trout with pistachio sauce and fried asparagus was excellent.
I had seen the ravioli stuffed with burrata on a previous visit, so I had to try that. The photo was taken outside under a coloured umbrella, which has reflected on the ravioli, giving it an unnatural colour. I can assure you, it was heavenly and may become a regular choice.
My ricotta and pear tart was light and delicate…and absolutely wonderful.
Trattoria Bonini has been voted the best restaurant in the area by many and I am not surprised.
Via Monteperpoli 147.
Phone (39) 0583 639425