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“Incredible evening under the full moon”

la locanda del gelso
Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Cartoceto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 21 - USD 39
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: La Nostra Cucina Accomodati in una delle due sale, con tavoli in legno e su sedie in paglia, per gustare un autentico pasto di campagna. D'obbligo l'Antipasto Misto di crostini, salumi e formaggi con piadina calda e polenta, seguito da pasta fatta in casa: Ravioli di zucca al formaggio di fossa, Tagliatelle ai fiori di zucca o al ragù, Gnocchi all' anatra. Ancora spiedini e costine di maiale alla brace, Arrosto di coniglio alla Cartocetana e la Pasticciata di manzo. Accompagna tutto con dell'ottimo vino: etichette locali ovviamente!
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This country inn is not very easy to find but it is worth trying as it is only 20 minutes drive from the Fano exit of the A14. Here’s why: Once you arrive you can breathe out and enjoy the peaceful and varied landscape with no tall buildings around you.
The alfresco dining area is beautifully laid out as you sit under old olive trees or a giant mulberry (gelso, which gives the name to the inn). Around the perimeter there are flowers and other plants, and on the tables tea light candles in wooden holders which add a romantic note.
This was our meal: antipasto ricco with particular mention of the raw crudités with dipping oil, potato gnocchi with saffron sauce, oven-baked rabbit with olives, sautéed greens and to finish raspberry semi-freddo. We also appreciated the small basket with a variety of breads including cheese muffins.
We were very satisfied with the quality of the ingredients, genuine flavours and the presentation.
This is a real agriturismo as all the meats for example are raised and butchered on site, and lots of other ingredients are grown here such as tomatoes, herbs, vegetables, as well as EVOO (from Leccino, Frantoio and Raggiola varities).
We left with a jar of the tomato puree which we used the next evening at home; the flavours and texture were excellent, nothing like the passata you buy at the supermarket.
We learnt one more thing about the rules for farmstays and wine lists: they can only list wines that are produced and bottled on winery estates.
There were about 80 diners on the night but the noise level was minimal; the only intrusive sound was the squeaky swing from the children’s playground. We imagine that sleeping in one of their 6 guest rooms on the first floor should be really peaceful.
At the end of the evening the owner Michele offered us a homemade limoncello which was one of the best ever tasted. We also met Rosi, the chef, who many years ago left her home town Piedimonte Matese in Campania.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I had great food here - cappellacci - fresh local pasta ravioli - you could taste the eggs in a warm and elegant yet relaxed environment. Good service and prices.
The outside garden is divine - amongst greenery and peace!

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We decided to invite a few of our Italian family members for dinner and we chose La Locanda. Without us realizing, we had been here before many years ago for the same occasion. We met with Rosa and chose the menu with the help of our Italian cousins and it was outstanding. The food was prepared as though it was from my Italian grandmother's kitchen. Although, the rabbit and chicken was prepared so deliciously that I look forward to returning to Locanda on our return visit to Cartoceto, Italy. Rosa you are the best.

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Reviewed 12 December 2012

If you are looking for a classic, rustic Italian experience, this place is perfect. The food was amazing and authentic. Great value for portions and quality. This property is like something out of a movie. We enjoyed our stay very much. It is close to many sight seeing locations and the beach.

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