Meal in Bolzano

This item appears on page 54 of the June 2013 issue.

During my third visit to Bolzano, Italy, May 5-9, 2012, I discovered an organic (in Italy, “bio”) trattoria called Aretè (Piazza Parrocchia 22; phone 0471 05 45 44). You can find it behind the Duomo, the latter just off the main square of Piazza Walther.

Aretè is very modern but with lots of character, including a small live olive tree in the middle of the room. An al fresco dining area is out front. 

I had lunch there twice. One day I tried an excellent pasta made with farro, a wheat grain which can be ground into flour (9), along with fresh selections for a “make your own” mixed green salad (3) and a glass of house wine (2).

I look forward to a return visit.


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