It seems that the people at Trattoria a Rosano wanted to pick the hardest fight: the one with mums in the kitchen. Generally speaking the menu offers a selection of classic dishes, from antipasti to desserts, of the homemade cuisine tradition from Tuscany. The choice of raw materials reflects the fact the restaurant is co-located with a "bottega", a deli selling hand picked cheese, cold cut, wine and preserves. The "bottegaio" or "salumiere" "di fiducia", that is the deli owner whom you can trust. No mum wants to get fooled with poor ham or cheese!
Going in order and starting from the location, the place is not a luxury dining room, but a comfortable, welcoming countryside eatery, where you can sit outside and enjoy the perfumed and caressing air of Tuscan countryside. Mind it is not very far from a road, meaning you can easily access and park, but you might hear cars every now and then. The hostess is superb. A friendly, smiling lady passionate for her job. Confirmed rumours say that once she took out a whole pile of tablecloths and put them on the shoulders of her guests as an emergency blanket, since the weather became unexpectedly chill outside.
We did not sample much of the menu: mixed cold cuts and cheeses, plus "crostini" as starter, and the classic Florentine T-bone as main. Needles to say, cold cuts and cheeses were delicious, full of character and served in generous amounts. We were offered a 1.3 Kg steak, which was presented to us before cooking. It should be noted that 1.3 is on the small side, but the personnel was fully aware of that and they offered it saying that we could of course ask for a larger one. We took that, for three. The steak was done to perfection, scorched on the surface, all over, so that every bite gave a burst of rich charcoal, meat and melting fat in the mouth. The inside was soft and juicy, warm yet not overcooked at all.
It is recommended and you should not forget to plan some shopping in the deli too.
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