Whenever I go to Italy I always like to try new restaurants. This fall when Gourmet Getaways brought 15 eager travelers to Italy I knew had to try some new restaurants when we arrived in Rome. Br. Paul Diveny, from Delbarton School, and I knew that we would have some followers for dinner one evening. I had been doing a lot of research before leaving the states and knew that I wanted to try L’Asino d’ Oro. There were six of us that evening. Since we were staying at the Palazzo Manfredi it was not a difficult walk from the hotel but I would suggest you take a cab.
Lucio Sforza, the chef, is originally from Orvieto so his cuisine is Umbrian. He is very adventurous in mixing his ingredients. His creations are over the top. There was so much to choose from that it was very difficult to make a decision. We all decided that we were going to order as many different dishes as we could and none of us were disappointed!
He has an extensive wine list that will not break the bank. Everyone had an appetizer and main dish. Of course we were very thrilled with the entire meal, including desserts.
If you are going with a small group I suggest you make a reservation. Go a little early as the locals will fill up the restaurant later in the evening.
As we were leaving the restaurant I noticed the jar of biscotti. The manager offered me two which I gladly took. I never refuse biscotti. They were delicious and I wish I could have had more! Crunchy and full of flavor!
I highly recommend this restaurant. When I return to Rome I will definitely go back here! Go with an appetite and be daring in your selection. You will not be disappointed.
L’Asino d’Oro on Via del Boschetto – go there on your next visit. Maybe I will see you there!