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Restaurants in Cingoli
La Cantina del Palazzo Vineria
Upstairs the "family" pope, Pius VIII, was born, ate and slept. Now his descendants run a fine restaurant with excellent food and professional service. Smooth saffron pumpkin soup takes off a chill in the breezy town nicknamed "Le Marche’s balcony." Good gnocchi with funghi porcini and truffles. Veal roast en croute has a continental flair. “We’d have done better if our pope had hung in there in longer than a year and a half,” notes the vivacious countess. Nevertheless, they still have the palace above and their domain extends to spinning pizzas at prices even the locals can afford in the adjacent more informal vineria. Open Fri., Sat. from 6 p.m.; Sunday from 12 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs. by reservation only. — Judy Edelhoff
Natura e Profumi
Maria the Herb Lady serves great food in her modest country house. Her lawn wouldn't cut it an American planned community: the waist-high weeds grow like wildfire. After dining you’re glad they do — you ate some of them. Here one can still observe the birds and the bees over Le Marche’s green dolce hills. Reminder not to miss dessert, which follows superb food like pasta with pesto from the herb of the day followed perhaps by rabbit in porchetta with wild fennel. Excellent red Rosso Conero or other local wines.
The overall meal tab is likely to weigh in under €30. You can walk it off later outside in a nature stroll over the hills. Go for lunch and make a blissful afternoon of it. Phone several days in advance (and get directions). By reservation only. — Judy Edelhoff
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