Anyway who knows me knows that I am nothing if not flexible.
We were introduced to this Northern Italian Restaurant by friends and we had a marvelous meal. One of their specialties is fried calamari but I had a very nice Salad Caprese instead. We all enjoyed our pasta and the bread was hot and delcious.
I was so inpressed that I took a friend there and it was very disappointing. I have not been back since even though I continued to hear favorable comments from others.
When it was suggested that we have lunch there with friends and clients last Saturday I did not say anything about my feelings and went along with the pack.
I was very pleasantly surprised. Again the others at the table had fried calamari which came with two delcious sauces. One of us had the gnocci, two others had the special pasta with mushrooms and spicy sausage and I had a wonderful Caesar salad. Again the bread was hot a delicious with a delightful garlic butter and you could have your choice of pasta, such as fettucini, spaghetti etc.
There are many other choices on the menu including salmon and a very popular spaghetti pomodoro.
They have a pannacotta with fresh fruit and an outstanding tiramisu for dessert.
What we enjoyed probably the most, other than the delicious food, good company and excellent service, was the superb wines. We had an excellent Pinot Grigio and an equally good Cabernet Sauvignon. After our splendid lunch we all had various coffees, decaf and regular, capuccino, espresso and American all laced with an assortment of tequilas, Kahluas and Sambuccas.
If this was not enough we were offered a housemade liquor made from tangerines like a lemoncello which finished off the meal so beautifully we ordered another. Lunch lasted 3 hours and as it had been a very long time since I had had lunch with my husband it was a most wonderful afternoon
Hosteria del Arte is owned by Rosalia and Stefano who can be reached at 045 331 410 1707.
Hosteria del Arte is located on the arretera Pte. # 527 beside the Japanese Nursery and are open every day except Tuesdays from 11 :00 am to 8:00 pm.
We will be returning to this Northern Italian Restaurant again.