Al Pestello

Top choice venetian in Vicenza

Homely, brightly lit Al Pestello dishes out intriguing, lesser-known cucina vicentina such as la panà (bread soup), red-wine braised donkey and bresaola 'lollies' filled with grappa-flavoured Grana Padano and mascarpone. The kitchen is obsessed with local ingredients, right down to the Colli Berici truffles, while the collection of harder-to-find digestivi makes for an enlightening epilogue. Book ahead.