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Urbino: NeneStrada Rossa , Phone: 722 2996
Reviewed by: Russell Wayne from CT, review #2084
Better to eat in Urbino than take the trouble to eat at Nene. It was only OK.
Directions: Approaching Urbino from the West, turn right at the sign for Sogesta. Then watch carefully and turn right at the sign for Nene.
Based on an earlier review, we went to Nene and found it a bit difficult to get to. There are signs, but only if you're approaching from the north. That said, the decor is simple, the food is decent, but not distinguished, and we couldn't think of any reason to suggest that visitors to Urbino bother to eat outside the city. The rabbits playing in the yard, however, were fun to watch.
We had one antipasti, two agnolotti with tartufi, two salads, and one mineral water. Total cost: 33.60 euros
Reviewed by: Sopranolands from NJ, review #1495
Simply put it was the best meal I had in Le Marche. Solid service and incomparably flavorful, fresh local food cooked to perfection. Wonderful cheeses & wines.
Directions: Just 3km south of Urbino. Coming from the east or the west, look for a road going downhill marked "Sogesta" and take it. Signs will lead you the short distance from there.
I've eaten many a happy meal in Italy but few have made me moan with pleasure like the meal I had at the Nenč.
I started out with a pasta made of chestnut flour served with a sauce of warm, fresh ricotta. It was naturally sweet, rich and wonderful. My husband had a pasta with mushrooms that was exploding with earthy flavor. For a main course I had, at the waitress's most helpful suggestion, stinco di miale (shank of pork) roasted with rosemary and it sounds so simple but it was out of this world. Tender, aromatic, just the right amount of saltiness and crispy crust. Cooked to perfection. My husband's grilled lamb was of the best quality. We finished with a formaggio di Fossa al miele, which was nutty, subtle and good. The local red wine recommended by our very professional server was excellent and modestly priced. Our meal for two was about 80 euros.
We spent the night in the spacious, stylish, quiet rooms the restaurant offers (60 euros for a double) and slept like babies in the bucolic countryside. Nenč also has a small family of rabbits that keep you company. This is the Italy of my dreams.
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