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Bergamo Alta: Antica Osteria del Vino Buono

Piazza Mercato delle Scarpia , Phone: 39 035.23793

Closing day: Monday and Tuesday

Reviewed by: Timh from GA, review #3707

When: 2011

Cozy authentic inn in the old city of Bergamo serving up very tasty dishes

Directions: Located in Citta Alta (old city) of Bergamo in the Piazza Mercato delle Scarpia just outside the exit from the funicular

During a day trip from Lake Como to Bergamo, we sought out this restaurant for lunch based on the description in a Lonely Planet Guide. It was an all around excellent experience. The ambience was authentic, housed in an ancient building on one of the main piazzas in Bergamo's Alta Citta with barrel brick and mortar ceilings and whitewashed walls lined with wine bottles. My wife and I each ordered a 1st course of cheese and bacon sprinkled casoncelli (homemade pasta "cushions" filled with spicy sausage meat and laced with a buttery sage sauce - apparently a Bergamese specialty) and we shared a second course of stinco al forno con polenta (a funny name, but absolutely delicious), which was a huge pork knuckle that literally fell off the bone servied with polenta - I'm glad we shared. Add to that a half litre of nice house red wine and coffee and the bill came to a very reasonable 45 Euro. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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