Our B&B recommended this restaurant so I made a reservation. That was a good thing as they quickly filled up, clearly with traditionalists and locals who have embraced the place over the years. We found the menu lacking anything interesting and bemoaned we had not gone back to Boccondivino where for about the same price, our dinner was fabulous.
Badellino has a carryover from the mid-century in the form of an antipasto cart: open dishes of various prepared starters: guinea fowl salad, raw local sausage, beef tartar, insalata russie, and a few others. They looked unappetizing at best and I was somewhat concerned about raw meat sitting out at room temperature. We passed.
The serving team consisted of one woman who was clearly in charge (owner?) and an elderly man who seemed to do her bidding. If there was English spoken they kept it a secret. I found this odd in a place that gets an international crowd.
We shared a passable pasta made with a ragu of the local sausage. My husband's main was roast guinea fowl, served with nothing and quite unexciting. (I had roast guinea fowl the night before at Boccondivino and it was excellent and served with a side.) My roast beef Barolo was a think slab of admittedly tender beef with a Barolo-based sauce, but again, slapped on a plate with nothing else it looked quite sad, like something from a church supper back in the midwest.
Wines by the glass were good, but we skipped dessert in favor of grappa. Prices are not bad, but for the same price you can do better.
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