DIRECTIONS: Exit the main road in Brisighella and Take ss302 towards Firenze for 9km. You will pass 2 windy roads through small tight city areas and it's in a signed town right after the end of Strada Casale (passed Potenono, Fognano, Castellina, and Casale). You will pass many turns and notably that absolutely crazy one through Castellina that looks like a terrible accident waiting to happen. The restaurant will come up on the left with a bright sign and two barrels sitting outside the front door.. There's a bit of parking before the restaurant on the left side and across the street.
Hopefully you found it because this place is definitely worth the extra drive. Each three nights I came here, there was a huge family Italian dinner party of 12 with loud chatter and healthy bustle. I think they were telling kids to get married or gossiping about other people in town. Either way, it all felt authentic and I immediately fell in love with it.
What should you get?
I literally tried all the pasta dishes on the menu and I think the strozzapreti pasticciati was my favorite. I think the texture of the pasta pairs perfectly with the sauce. What you'll most probably get is the Tris a scelta (three choices) and just ask for suggestions. Whichever you get, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
As for antipasti, I personally loved the wild boar meat cured meat platter. It's a little salty, but goes well with a crisp white wine.
Everyone who comes here orders a steak for their main course, and I'm sure it's the best steak in all of Italy, but I'm spoiled by lazy American cows that just hang out and get as marbled as possible. For the cut of meat, however, it was cooked absolutely perfectly black and blue and tasted pretty damn good. I would personally just get two pasta dishes and call it a day.
We would have made it 4 nights in a row, but we were too far away from town from our road trips to make it back in time. If I'm ever back in Brisighella, you bet I'm coming here.