A magic treasure chest where the atmosphere is a little retro, with high ceilings and wide spaces made warmer by the large open fireplace used for grilling. With over fifty years of history and a cuisine that gives pride of place to fish among the creative dishes prepared by chef Alberto Tonizzo, the Al Ferarut restaurant in Rivignano, between Udine and Venice, is an absolute must for those venturing eastwards. Two generations earlier, in 1965, Carla and Guerrino replaced the historic nameplate of Al Cacciatore with Al Ferarùt. Today, the leading lights are Alberto in the kitchen and his wife Anamaria Hatcau in the dining room. The typical dishes, steeped in Friulian traditions, include Sea Licorice, Friulian goat’s cheese, broccoli rabe; Toasted sweet potato Bon Bon, Violet Cabbage, Mandarin; Deep-fried Adriatic Fish and to finish with Roots, Fruits and Gianduia. But the family jewels are found in the basement, near the wine cellar: a monumental eighteenth century root wood table, surrounded by exposed brickwork and display cabinets with a marvellous selection of spirits and liqueurs from all over the world.