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“Fantastic restaurant at hiking trail head!”
Review of Rifugio Urupreta

Rifugio Urupreta
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Summonte
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Wow, we were so impressed with this little restaurant. The food was delightful and delicious. Reno, the manager and owners' husband, was so welcoming and took time to speak to us about the menu and wine. My husband is vegan and Reno catered to his dietary needs without taking away from the food quality or presentation. Reno said if you call ahead, they can even get tofu and prepare something special for vegetarians or vegans. Reno has years of experience having worked in Venice before coming home to Summonte. He brings a touch of modern Venice and sheer simple elegance to the decor of the restaurant. If you are a foodie, do not miss this sweet little place at the edge of the forest, after your hike.

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Reviewed 25 January 2015

The title of my review reflects what i feel to be true - 5 star dining in a place that feels like home to our parents and grandparents - the plates that are served are our family favourites but revisited to match the culinery espertise of the chef who brings our southern italian tradition into the 21st century.

We had tried to get a table at this restaurant for quite some time and today we managed due to a late cancellation - it was well worth the wait. You see some restaurants in my area - Province of Avellino make a great deal of taster dishes fill a table and then you go to taste them and what do you get - Bread and Potatoes dressed up and down and with no particular signs of life at all.

This restuarant takes you slowly but surely down memory lane with an array of genuinely good quality dishes that are not excessive in size or portion but dynamic in taste.

The three of us started our meal with a glass of prosecco and tiny little mouthfuls of wholewheat fried fresh salted bread sticks - really tastey on the palate and moorish to the point of obsession.

Then we optend for one hot anti pasto and one cold antipasto which basically we shared between three - the difference between the two was the addition of cold cuts to the cold selection - this was made up of portions of vegetable and bean stew with whole grain bread stick - cured ham, salami and cold cuts, pecorino cheese (goats) fresh cows cheese, ricotta made form buffalo milk, fried semolina filled with peppers and seasoned smoked cheeses, aubergines stuffed, black rice on boats of grain bread, potatoe cake with cut cured ham - all delicious - we had a great bottle of local wine - Aglianico, from the cantina found in Montemarano - Giovanni Molettiera. A perfect accompaniament to the meal.

I do not eat pasta so the chef prepared for me and my daughter two good sized portions of tossed escarole with garlic and peppers - my husband instead started a whole new adventure from the pasta menue............

He had a portion of paccheri - that is large pasta tubes typical to my area, they were filled with broccoli and local hand cut sausage meat, then bathed in egg wash and bread crumbs and deep fried till crisp - served on a veil of harricut bean blended to suace consistency - beautifully presented .........delicious to eat.

he followed this with a masterpice - that is a nest of superfine noodle style pasta called "Kataifi" - this was moulded into a basket which held maccheroni with diced potatoes, bacon and walnuts, dressed with a cream of grana parmesano - basically this dish is pasta and patate - pasta with potatoes which is a staple of southern dining but turned into a work of art...........so original.

Not satisfied yet we moved onto the meat selection - my husband and i opted for two medium rare tagliate - cut beef cook on slate (bloody raw inside and cooked to perfection on the outside then on the slate the cuts finish slow cooking as this is balanced on a clay pot filled with hot coals) the meat was smothered in porcini mushrooms - my daughter had thousand layer baby pork fillet parcel - a pork fillet layered in a short crust pastry wrapped with aubergines and spinach, and smoked cheese - served with potatoe wedges - we had a salad and grilled vegetables too and also a portion of lamb.......i just had to try it...............

for desert my husband and my daughter had to try two complete opposites - one was the thousand layer slice filled with patisserie cream and fruits of the forest - my husband had a chocolate fondente - and yes, it was creamy to perfection on the inside.

I was treated to dark chocolates - Nudo Napolitano is the brand - grappa, coffee and more grappa.

Now the bill came to 110 euros, around 35 euros each - which is a very fair price as in my area many places offer 25 euros or 30 but for a complete meal but nothing like what we ate quality wise - this food is for people who want taste.........quality, comfort, great service, atmosphere, mood and feeling of well being..........anyone who comes here wants to be delighted palatewise but even for a pizza style meal - one diner has this double layer open pizza sandwich filled with peppers, sausage and potatoes .............this after having eaten pasta and anti pasta - it was beautiful..............again a typical southern sandwich, panino a patate e salsiccia!! everyone just wants to keep tasting and tasting, once started you just cannot stop.............

In the summer this place is beautiful as it is just at the start of a nature walk found in our great irpinia forests, in the winter it is wonderland............for your palate it is paradise............your wallet, well eat one time less elsewhere and go one time more to Rifiugio Ureprete as the menue is seasonal............

Thank you for a great dining experience and especially to Pelligrino the owner who was courteous to the last and Sabino our server who gave us exactly what we wanted when we wanted...........

Rita and Gennaro, Maria Luisa (Avellino 25 January 2015)

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