Saturday, December 04, 2010

Ristorante Cavallino

Breads - quite hard and crusty. Guess they like them that way.

Located across the street from the Ferrari Main Gate, Cavallino sports the prancing horse and was reputedly Enzo Ferrari's favorite restaurant. As such, it has become a "must visit" on any Tifosi tour of Maranello.

The guys on FerrariChat recommended Montana, a restaurant down the street, but when I arrived they were full and could not accommodate me. They recommended Cavallino.

Savory Pastries - good, tomato and some with tuna.

Cavallino is a nice enough place. After I arrived, it quickly filled with locals, so they must be doing something good. I ordered simply enough, with the thought of doing the multi-course Italian thing again. To no avail. The courses were just too much.

Sadly, Cavallino was just okay. The flavors weren't that exciting, nor did they "pop". Everything was pretty basic and they could really use a little seasoning to help the flavors. The bolognese was a bit thin and the tagliatelle was so al dente some of it crunched. Not good.

Next time, a reservation at Montana will be a must!

Red wine and Acqua Panna.

Tagliatelle Bolognese - okay.

Pork Chop in Pastry Dough. Again, just okay. Needed salt.

Inside the pork chop.

Ristorante Cavallino

Journey to Maranello

Morning room service breakfast at the Hotel dei Vicari.

The little 500 is packed up and ready to go!

A quick lunch in front of the Mughello main gate.

Hunting for clean clothes at the Barberino Outlet Mall.

Italian McDonald's - the bread is more chewy.

At the Fiorano Main Gate - denied entry.

The Galleria Ferrari.