On Thursday night, our guests took up our recommendation to have dinner at Ristorante Farfense at Santa Vittoria, about 25 minutes from us.
The restaurant, part of Hotel Farfense which was begun in 1969 when the Funari family converted an old convent, is in the cellars. It has the lovely,vaulted brick ceiling which helps to create the warm atmosphere. The food is fabulous. I was reminded what an excellent dinner we had eaten there in early November - antipasto of salami, prosciutto, pecorino cheese, rocket salad and delicious slices of grilled eggplant & zucchini followed by the BEST pasta I have ever eaten - ravioli stuffed with dried figs and aged peccorino and served with a light cream and semi-dried tomato sauce. I really didn't need to eat anything more but went on to have the roast pork (a speciality of the house), slices of potato baked with rosemary & garlic and some spinach. The pork just melted in the mouth. Some went on to sample the restaurant's excellent desserts, including a good tiramisu, but I was done!
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