Some of Italy’s best food is found in rural, family-run places where fresh, local produce is cooked superbly. Readers share details of their most memorable meals
If you live in Modena, as we once did, you are never short of fantastic places to eat. Which just shows how special L’Osteria del Garò is, given that it is a 45-minute drive and we made the trip regularly. Start with a luscious pasta course such as gramigna alla salsiccia, or tortelloni burro e salvia, followed by mouthwatering meats cooked alla brace (over hot coals) and served with rosemary roast potatoes; or try the local speciality gnocco e tigelle. A bottle of cold Lambrusco from the vines outside cuts through the richness. It’s superb local produce cooked really well, and served in simple surroundings in a handsome hill village. Perfetto.
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