Montagna Verde

Via Apella, 1 54016 Apella Italy Map
  • Barbecue
  • Gluten free
  • Organic food
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Valentine's Day
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • ...
Average price €30.00
8,8 /10
32 reviews
335 reviews

About the restaurant Montagna Verde

Our cuisine is strongly linked to the territory and local products, and is underpinned by our great passion for traditional local recipes and the rediscovery of ancient, authentic flavours of the past. Our farm is certified organic and covers more than 600 hectares including grasslands and forests. It is the main source of the products with which we create our much appreciated dishes. The result is local production of food while maintaining an agricultural and pastoral landscape, at the same time benefiting from the traditional gastronomy of the Apennine mountains and Lunigiana. The underlying idea, which has always been core to our mission, even before the concept of “zero kilometre food” arose, was to offer this natural, historical and cultural heritage of food, so deeply rooted in the everyday life of local people, in a timely manner. All these features make our cooking one of the main strengths of Montagna Verde. The “La Torre” restaurant (as we named the restaurant of our Agriturismo) is made up of three rooms on two levels inside the old abbey (the Tower). Here we can accommodate up to 100 people and more in the summer, when we open up the terrace (a former threshing floor) to the front of the building, and the beautiful garden overlooking the valley on one side and the green mountain on the other. The rooms were created from the former barns and stables of the monastery, after decades of neglect. Immediately from the entrees you can start to understand the virtues inherent in the cooking. We start with a wide ranging assortment of good things, which vary each day, and which may then take the form of crostini made with wild mushrooms, ancient “ottofile” maize polenta with a thin veil of “lardo di Colonnato” and a sprinkling of our fragrant organic oregano, traditional pies made from assorted herbs, potato or pumpkin and onions, warm “sgabei” or rosemary focaccia cooked in our wood-fired oven, served with a fine selection of our own salami and top quality real Parma ham, or the traditional “pattone” bread made with chestnut flour and cooked in chestnut leaves, served with our home produced sheep’s milk, made into ricotta just down the road in Tavernelle. The first course pasta is all home made. Not to be missed are our wild boar ravioli, tagliatelle with mushrooms, pappardelle with boar or venison sauce, the crepes with mushrooms, half-moon pasta pockets with asparagus, pappardelle made from chestnut flour, beef ravioli with meat from our farm or home grown pumpkin tortelloni. For something different with a unique flavour try pappardelle with venison or wild duck, thin ribbon pasta with borage, sausage and porcini mushrooms, tortelloni or small chestnut dumplings, gnocchetti, topped with cherry tomatoes and “lardo di Colonnata”, accompanied by our very own extra virgin olive oil. Our second courses also attract gourmet diners from far and wide, who travel to Montagna Verde to savour what is so hard to find elsewhere: most notably the quality and authenticity of the meat which results from our free range farming methods. This includes Zeri lamb, the Limousin beef and veal produced by our own farm, and “Cinta Senese” pork from pigs which feed in the woods around the farm, and whose meat is so tasty and tender. Diners also come for the game, a key feature on our menu. Main dishes can include Zeri lamb roasted, fried or cooked in “testi”, typical cooking pots of Lunigiana, roast suckling pig served with local apples, wild boar stew with potatoes, venison in sauce or baked, Guinea fowl with pomegranate, chicken cooked in “testi” and maybe best of all, venison chops, or sliced beef, once more prepared in the traditional way with terracotta “testi”. How could you resist a lovely platter of typical cheeses, like local goat or sheep’s cheese accompanied by our home produced jam made from pumpkin, quince and figs, and our chestnut and acacia honey? To finish, sweet focaccia with raisins and pine nuts or apple pie, in its many varieties, or blueberry jam tart made with jam we ourselves produce, maybe ricotta cake, a traditional cake of walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds, or in summer fresh seasonal fruit tart. All desserts are entirely made in-house, thanks to the skill and knowledge of our trusty chef. Not to be missed, are the final tastes – finishing touches – of delicious house bitters and liqueurs, made of herbs and heritage fruit varieties present in our Biopark such as “basil”, “bay”, “pomegranate”, “nut”, “plum”, “blueberry”, “lemon”, “grappa with honey and chestnut” and many others, or the famous “China Clementi” from the centuries-old pharmacy of Fivizzano, all typical but unique digestifs that must be tried before leaving the table.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€30.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €3.00
    Glass of wine
  • €8.00
    Bottle of wine
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Montagna Verde

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Ideale con macchina
  • Specific directions to get there
    Uscire ad Aulla sulla A15 Parma – La Spezia, proseguire verso “tutte le direzioni”, seguire il segnale “Passo del Lagastrello” oppure “Licciana Nardi” inizialmente sulla SS62 direzioni Pontremoli, per poi svoltare a destra sulla SP 74 MASSESE verso Liccia
  • Car park Ampio parcheggio privato

Services

  • American Express , Credit Card , Luncheon voucher , Mastercard , Visa
  • Privatisable (60 maximum number of guests.)
  • Can be privatized , English spoken , Open in August , Open sunday , Pets allowed , Wifi
Fabulous
8,8 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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Food
9
Service
8,4
Setting
8,9
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Correct
4/32 reviews
Thomas K.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 1 Jul 2019
Outstanding cuisine, the food is delicious.
Helen H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Sep 2018
An outstanding culinary experience. Unbelieveable value for money and we’ve already booked our next visit. Thank you so much - so happy to have found this hidden gem.
Helen W.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 Aug 2018
Beautiful setting and views watching the sun set and then the stars come out! Food was fantastic,,we got to try a real italian feast for very reasonable prices!
Matteo P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 1 Jun 2018
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