Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Alfio Ristorante, Dro Italy #2

Ristorante Alfio is an Italian restaurant in Dro, Italy that has tons of vegan options. I discovered it last year as I was wingsuit BASE jumping and headed back this year for more!

It's a huge restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. We sat outdoors amongst the smoking patrons (ugh) and the beautiful statues. Everything that is vegan is clearly marked on the menu including a full vegan tasting menu.

We started with some bread and the random tortilla chips and salsa that are served as an appetizer on every table.

On my first visit there, I ordered a bottle of local Lore white wine. And for my meal, I went with the Scialatielli alla Salernitana, which is freshly made pasta with pine nuts, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, oregano, and olive oil. It was every bit as good as it sounded.

My friend ordered something similar, but with a tomato sauce.

On my next visit, we ordered a bottle of local red wine. To start, we ordered the Bruschetta Classica with vegan bread. We topped the bread with the mix of tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, and olive oil and it was pretty good.

And for my meal, I went out on a limb and tried something unusual--Fusilli di Kamut al Pate di Oliva. This is a pasta made out of organic kamut flour with black olive pate and olive oil. It was...well, a lot of olives in a heavy pasta. It was good, but just know that the only flavor you get is olive and nothing else. I'd go with a lighter pasta next time for sure.

Other vegan items on the menu include a vegan burger, penne arrabiatta, and kamut spaghetti pomodorini.

The service isn't fantastic because it's Italy and they just don't care, but it was better than we experienced last year, for sure. The prices are incredibly cheap at just 8 to 10 Euros for the meals and 20 Euros for a bottle of wine. I'd eat here every day if I could. :-)

Alfio Ristorante
Road West Gardesana 7
B Dro (TN) 38074
+39 0464 504208

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