What a lovely place! Having been down in this region for a few days now the restaurants are all geared towards fish for obvious reasons. Our kids prefer meat and pasta though so after a few days of pizza in Orbotello we were looking for something else suitable.
Asked our concierge who just kept suggesting pizzerias .......and then I found this wonderful place on TA saw the positive reviews and thought we'd try it. Turned up and almost drove away.....the restaurant faces out onto a dusty carpark that looks over a motorway/main road on a back street in Albinia.
My husband wasn't keen but once we got out of the car it looked nice once you got within the restaurant area. Lovely outside tables that are screened off from the carpark. It was quiet when we first arrived but within 20 mins the place was bustling with lots of Italian family's and groups and had a great atmosphere. Inside the restaurant it's like a deli full of meats and cheeses and wines.
The staff were very friendly and welcoming, even though we couldn't speak Italian they tried hard to help us understand the menu etc. Simple but delicious menu of meat and cheeses for antipasti, soups, fabulous pasta dishes, mainly meat second courses.
My husband was sold on it when he asked for the wine menu and was told by the very pleasant waiter there was no menu just red or white wine!! When we said red he asked us to trust him and asked what kind of wine we liked...... we got a lovely "light" red for about €14 per bottle.
We had a great meal and I think we will definitely go back again before we leave. The atmosphere is so nice. Reasonable prices as antipasti, mains, puddings, wine, coffee and even a cheeky dessert wine came to about €120 for a family of 5.
Try it as it's been the best meal we've had in this region so far.