We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely setting”
Review of La rocca da Cinzia

La rocca da Cinzia
Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Fossombrone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$34
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mediterranean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Trattoria and Wine bar. Italian cuisine.Beautiful garden, fine dining in an old castel only 15 km from Urbino, come to eat with our ghosts.Reccomended reservetion.No one here gets' out alive!!!!!!
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We heard of this restaurant a while ago, but it was only with advice from locals that we managed to find it. Even when you get there right up by the Rocca there is no signage. In the evening though the place looks lovely with lights in the trees making it look quite extensive.

We ate outside in the shady garden on a warm September evening. There is an a la carte menu, but most people seemed not to bother with that, but to have the fixed menu. This consisted of something like seven antipasto dishes including delicious polenta with truffles and various crostini with aubergines and porcini. All of these were really very good.

We then moved on to stozzapreti pasta in a simple sauce of fresh tomatoes and finished up with slices of pork with a potato sauce and pink pepper seeds.

After that we didn't have room for dessert!

A carafe of wine and water, as well as coffee was included in the price of €25 each so we thought it was very good value.

Any negatives? Well the service, whilst very pleasant, was a bit mechanical and the dishes came very rapidly so that there was no pause between the antipasto and the primo and between that and the secondo. It would have been nice to have had some time to reflect on what we had just had rather than finding that the next dish was already on the table.

However the food and the setting made for a very enjoyable evening and the lack of signage did not prevent a good number of locals finding their way up there. The inside rooms looked very attractive so we shall return in the autumn.

Open every evening in summer and Friday - Sunday the rest of the year. Best to book.

1  Thank GeoffGuiseley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (395)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

2 - 6 of 395 reviews

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I could say so much about it but I think you need to esperience it personally. The food, the location, the service (simple but very cordial) make it an experience you will remember for ever. Cinzia knows so much about herbs and wholesome food and she incorporates the best ingredients in her recepies. It's more than a very good meal!!!

Thank cganna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We came here with high expectations based on the stellar reviews here and were disappointed. We reserved for 7:30PM online through Tripadvisor and had the reservation confirmed but had to wait a half hour as the restaurant doesn't really open until 8PM, so we were starving. Owner's family were nice and the server could be characterized as efficient but indifferent. The space indoors and out was beautiful. We had the degustazione or full tasting. Appetizers were creative--a range of bruschette and then a fresh cheese with four different fruit purees, really delicious. However, the third antipasto course was also bread-based and there was again bread with the entree, so the meal seemed a bit bread-centered. The primo was strozzapreti pasta with a carrot sauce, which was one-note sour in flavor though again original in orchestration. The entree was veal with peas, which was a bit dry and really one-not, this time mainly salted. We appreciate what they're doing here with healthy, creative, and organic foods, but it was a decent though not fantastic meal.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank professorclee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Had a wonderful meal here of organic local produce. It was about 24 euros including wine so fantastic value.

Thank Barbara A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Even though we have lived in the Fossombrone area for more than decade, we finally got to dine at La Rocca di Cinzia this past Ferragosto. A hot day and the retardant as full, everyone savour in the home made pastas and salumi. We can't wait to go back. The best part is that it doesn't feel like a restaurant, more like returning to friends we haven't seen for some time. You must go!

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank calecerque
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed La rocca da Cinzia also viewed

Fossombrone, Province of Pesaro and Urbino
Fossombrone, Province of Pesaro and Urbino
 
Fossombrone, Province of Pesaro and Urbino
Fossombrone, Province of Pesaro and Urbino
 

Been to La rocca da Cinzia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing