I went to Le Masiere last night on the advice of a friend and was so glad I did. Le Masiere is located on the mountain road in between Aviano and Dardago. The restaurant is slightly removed from the road by a large lawn largely discounting the road noise. Immediately upon walking up I saw that they had taken care of appearances with their beautiful jasmine trellises, handmade wooden flower pots, log benches, etc.
We had a long dinner. An Italian long dinner. a really long dinner. Everyone had a Primi and Secondi. We didn’t order an Antipasti or Dessert, but for some reason we were there for nearly 2.5 hrs. Complaints? No. More wine? Yes.
Le Masiere’s wine list is extensive drawing entirely from the local wineries in this Friuli Venezia-Giulia region. I saw Bessich, Castelvecchio, and other wineries offerings. We stuck with the house wine seeing as it was 9 euros per liter.
When explaining the menu, the waitress was helpful with explaining the dishes on the menu since it was all in Italian. We had a child with severe nut allergies and she took care that everything we ordered was free of nuts. She really was very helpful.
Food was fantastic! I started with the Risottino, a perfectly put together dish of risotto. It had small chunks of Grana Padano about the size of the grains of rice hidden in the dish. When you hit one of those chunks of cheese, it’s such a rich taste that hits your mouth that will only result in a smile every time.
I finished with Veal Medallions wrapped in prosciutto from San Daniele with a generous serving of green peppercorn sauce drizzled on top. It came with a side of spinach that hinted with the drippings from the veal or prosciutto. A strong finish to the meal. Rich, luxurious, indulgent food at Le Masiere.
Prices range from 10-18 euros for Primi, 12-45 euros for Secondi (47 euros for 1kg Florentine steak)
Address: Via Pedemontana Occidentale, 18, 33081 Aviano PN, Italy
Phone: +39 0434 661418