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Serpillo: A Delightful Restaurant in a Tiny Walled town

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September 24, 2014 / Italian / By
Anna

Just three kilometers up the hill from Bevagna is a tiny walled town called Torre del Colle. It is more like a little castle than a village as the whole village is contained within the two meter thick walls. Serpillo is an Italian restaurant in the village owned and operated by two enthusiastic and talented young people.

Unlike a lot of village restaurants in rural areas of Italy, it is possible to find an English speaker. So if your Italian is not up to the kinds of information you want about the food, the owners can help out as they have both lived and worked in English speaking countries, before returning to Umbria to open their own premises.

The decor is simple relying on the sandy colored stone and brick walls, and a huge fireplace to set the scene. There are tables outside for those who want to smoke while they eat, but this would be a very cold preoccupation in the winter as the town is up quite high. Italy is very hot in summer, but it can also be extremely cold as the seasons change about. Inside is pretty much at a constant and comfortable temperature due to the thick walls.

One of the features of this restaurant that I love is the antipasti selection. For around ten euros, a bargain I can assure you, you can help yourself to a vast array of foods. There are preserved meats, and fish, olives, capers and caper berries, salads, cheesy breads, melon and a wide selection of cheese both Italian and French. Digging into a huge parmesan cheese with a sharp knife is one of the great treats in life.

The menu is available in both Italian and English and one way the owners keep the costs down is by having just four or five mains on the menu. However, your waiter or waitress will always tell you about at least two off-menu seasonal mains, available on any given night. I've worked my way through most of the mains over a number of visits and can really recommend the faraona (guinea fowl) and the filetto di miale (a fillet of pork stuffed with a pesto of herbs and pine nuts.

So far we've skipped the primi - the pasta dishes - and I have to put my hand up and say that I've never had primi at Serpillo. Hand on heart, folks, the antipasti are just too good! I know that I couldn't handle antipasto, primo and secondo, so one has to go!. Maybe next time, I'll skip the main and just have antipasti and primo.

Deserts, coffee and digestivi (those firey little concoctions such as limoncello and grappa) are, of course, all available too. A meal for two consisting of antipasti, mains, coffee and a digestivo, along with a nice bottle of Montefalco Rosso (Antonelli or Scacciadiavoli - see my other article on this blog - Umbria Reds) will come to around €60-65. Serpillo is one of four restaurants in my local area that I'm happy to go back to any time.



Serpillo

Country: Italy

Province/State: Umbria

City: Torre delle Colle

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