In love with dining out – Madrid
There are too many Italian restaurants everywhere, so it make it more difficult to find one that is really good. La Tavernetta is one of the good ones. It’s menu it’s not too long, some starters, 6 or 7 pasta dishes, lasagna, pizza and 2 or 3 meet dishes. They also have great daily specials. It’s specialized on Sardo Sicilian cuisine, always very fresh and high quality products. Angelo, the manager, is from Cerdeña, and he manage to bring from his island to La Tavernetta pecorino sardo cheese, a very difficult cheese to delight in Madrid.
The caponata for starter is a must, an aubergine and tomate dish, very traditional Sicilian recipe, if they have burratina you should order it with the caponata. The mixed plate of Italian meats and cheeses is really great too, the best is the Sardo bread it comes with. Aubergine balls are also delicious.
For wine I always choose the Tasari, also Sicilian.
For the main dish it’s up to you, I love the Ravioli stuffed with livers with shallot sauce, the Spaghetti with meatballs and tomato or the Lasagna. But it’s essential to pay attention to the daily suggestions as they are really amazing.
For dessert I suggest tasting the Cannoli, the Panacotta or the Cassata if they have it on the menu, combined with a well done cappuccino.
The price is great, around 25€/person.