Anne's Blog

  • buon-gusto-italiano

L’Aquila: Feasting for Two with 19 Euro!

Date: February 3, 2017 - categories: , - 1 Comment

Cafeteria eating elsewhere might not be too tempting, but try a good one in Italy and you’ll be in for suprises. Including the price: our early February lunch for two at a L’Aquila “self-service” (Italians use the English term) was 19 Euro, wine included!

In early February in L’Aquila, Pino had meetings about reconstruction work up until 2 pm: too late for lunch in a trattoria or ristorante but people were still in line in the “self-service” (as they’re called here) in the shopping mall.

While waiting for Pino, I’d worked on my computer in the adjoining cafe’ there; at 1 30, I was ready for a nibble. I picked up a tray, a silverware packet and joined the self-service food line, choosing a tasty array of vegetables. I ordered half a glass of vino bianco at the cafe’ bar adjacent. A delectable aperitivo.

piatto

I could verify the goodness to Pino when he arrived. We decided to eat there, getting in line.

And the signora in line before me assured us with a smile, “qui si mangia benissimo!” Pino passed up the primi, opting for veal cutlette (light and tender) and vegetables but I had to try their gnocchi al ragu. Buonissimi. And second time around for vegetables, too: others to savor!

cotoletta-fritta

bancone

gnocchi

vegetables

serving-vegetables

Lasagne and chick pea soup (“pasta e ceci”) were other first course choices and pork roast and a simmering stew were additional secondi.

lasagne

patatine-fritte

Menus vary daily and the adjacent dining room where you head with your food tray was fillled, many working people eating here daily; after all, the price is right.

pino-eating-near-sordi

resataurant

alberto-sordi-view

the-bar

After lunch, we put our food tray in the rack at the dining room exit and headed to the bar for espresso….knowing we’d be back.

Read about another special L’Aquila “good-eating” find
Read more about that L’Aquila goodness
Read about – and see! – why we often stop at Agriturismo San Gregorio when in Abruzzo
Read about another favorite L’Aquila restaurant
Read about – and see! – L’Aquila and restoration
Find out why we so love Abruzzo
Read more on the 2009 earthquake damage in Abruzzo
Read about memorable Abruzzo adventures
Read about an enchanting Abruzzo hill town
Read about news on an Abruzzo fortified town
Read about an appreciated cultural contribution to L’Aquila from Pino

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Privacy Policy

Privacy Italian Legislative Decree n° 196/2003 Under Article 13 of the Italian Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, regulations with regard to the Protection of Personal Data, this is an informative report to all interested parties on the modality of the treatment of personal data, arising from interaction with our website www.annesitaly.com
THE PRINCIPAL FOR DATA TREATMENT During site consultation, personal data referring to identified or identifiable persons can be processed. The principal for data treatment is Anne Robichaud Pian della Pieve Assisi 06081 (PG) Italy. The data will be mainly processed at the mentioned head office by the people responsible for the website or by other people appointed for occasional maintenance operations, provided that their actions conform to of the guarantees enshrined in the Legislative Decree 196/2003.
TYPE OF DATA TREATED
Web navigation The information systems and software procedures required for the functioning of this website, acquire some personal data during their normal service, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of web communication protocols. This information is not collected with the purpose of identifying interested parties, but due to its very nature, the information could lead to user identification through processes and relations with data held by third parties. In this data category there are IP addresses or domain names belonging to computers used by users who connect to the site, addresses with URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notification of the requested resources, time of the request, used method in submitting the request to the server, dimension of the file obtained in replying, the numeric code mentioning the reply status given by the server (successful reply, error, etc?) and other parameters referred to the operation system and to the user’s information environment. This data is used with the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check the correct functioning; immediately after processing, the data is erased.
Data voluntarily supplied by the user The voluntary optional and explicit e-mail transmission to the addresses mentioned in this site implies the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address, necessary to reply to the queries, as well as the other eventual personal data registered in the message.
OPTIONAL PERSONAL DATA SUPPLY Except for the above mentioned navigation data, the user may be asked to supply his own personal data through queries or messages to the email addresses shown in the contact pages. Failure to provide such data may be the cause of the inability to obtain the requested information from the company.
TREATMENT MODALITY The personal data is treated in compliance with the Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 and held only for the time necessary to achieve the aim for which it has been collected. Specific safety measures are taken to prevent any data loss, illicit or incorrect use and unauthorized access.
RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES The data subjects are at any time entitled to obtain confirmation as to whether or not data relating to him are held, to know the contents and the origin, to check the correctness, to ask for integration, updating or change (art. 7 Decree Law 196:June 2003). In accordance with the same article, they are entitled to obtain the erasure, conversion into anonymous form or freezing of all data used in breach of the law, to object, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of data relating to him. All requests have to be transmitted to the e-mail address anne@annesitaly.com

Agenzia Viaggi Stoppini in Assisi handles all technical support for my guided visits (bus transportation, organization of meals, etc)