Do you like to eat well?
Well, I do!
Specially in Italy, my expectations become sky-high when it comes to picking up the best restaurant and getting some good piece to bite into.
Considering the abundance of the restaurants, it is very easy to get confused and to fall into the “tourist” trap. How you can avoid that? Apparently, very easily. Just continue reading.
Welcome to the Monterosa ski in Aosta valley! Aosta is located at the North\east part of Italy and has magnificent ski resorts.
So here we are, 10 lucky skiers and snowboarders who are looking for something to bite. Starving after the long day of searching for good snow & empty slopes. Now the most vital questions for us is: Where should we head to for the dinner..?
Each evening we went to a different famous super fancy recommended best in town restaurant. Sadly, they were “ok, good” at the best case, and very expensive + food that tasted like it was microwaved at the worse. Very disappointing.
After many euros, time and belly space spent, here are the winning tips of spotting your best meal, almost anywhere:
So here are the tips:
1) Don’t choose the restaurants on the main roads, or close to the center of… anything. They very easy to reach hence attract customers with the location instead of good service & quality cooking.
2) If they have English menu- DON’T go there. It probably will be touristic and overpriced.
3) Restaurants off the road, inside the small streets and hard to reach places have to work harder to attract and keep their customers. Which means the quality of the served dishes and service-wise they HAVE to be superior to the ones on the road.
4) Go for the family owned business!
5) Agriturismo- always a good choice. I will have a separate article about this one. Great concept. I wish it would be adapted all over the world.
6) Spotting a good place: Old buildings are a good sign. It means that it was there for generations. Or at least long enough for the cook to practice their best dishes.
7) Small towns & middles of nowhere are the best fertile ground for authentic high quality restaurants to grow.