In Rovato, the capital of Franciacorta wines, a traditional restaurant that offers a tasty cuisine and all the charm of ancient osterias, having become a cultural point of reference for its entire community.
The history of Quattro Rose is lost in the late 1800s, when the all-Italian tradition of village taverns was born, a second home for many of their patrons. Some stories tell that a beautiful rose garden (quattro rose means four roses in English) once grew there, others that the first to run the business were four sisters and, even if we do not know exactly how the restaurant was born, what is certain is that Quattro Rose has been for at least the last 150 years a point of reference throughout Franciacorta for good food and fine drinking.
We continue a centuries-old tradition made up of the same strong passions that we share with our friends and customers: wine, first of all, and then good food, motors and conviviality.
(Arber Troci, owner)
By crossing the threshold, you can “breathe” all the essence of the Franciacorta territory, become famous in the recent history of Italy thanks, in particular, to the enlightened vision of some entrepreneurs. Shelves and walls are, in fact, decorated with Franciacorta wines, memorabilia and uniforms of famous drivers, emblems of the motorsport tradition of the near city of Brescia, the city where the first Mille Miglia was born, and works from the many artists who frequent the place, such as Stefano Bombardieri with his famous “Rhinoceros” in full view on the bar counter, Mauro Bellini, Mino Botti, Rosa Gozzini, just to name a few.
At the helm of this cultural joint dedicated to wine, is Arber Troci, a perfect host who has picked up the baton from the previous and historic owner of the restaurant, Paolo Marelli, who unfortunately passed away in 2018, yet still alive in the memory of his friends and in his gastronomic legacy to the city.
The cuisine offers typical recipes of the Brescian tradition combined with dishes inspired by an excellent raw material, such as Japanese Wagyu meat, Alaskan salmon, Iberian pork Pluma, caviar and white truffle when the right season arrives. So in the menu we find risotto with Franciacorta and black truffle, but also lighter dishes perfect for a quick lunch such as spelled salad with organic pullet and vegetables, and others typical ones of the area such as sardines from Montisola, in Lake Iseo, served “hung” as tradition dictates with diced polenta bread.
In winter you can choose between the two main rooms and, very intimate and romantic, the private one housed in the ancient wine cellar with stone walls, while in summer you can eat in the beautiful outdoor area in front of the restaurant.
Osteria Quattro Rose is certainly “the place to be” to immerse yourself in the history and flavors of Franciacorta, far from its stereotypes, inside its true soul.
The bread is served in brown paper bags with a retro charm. And they really are vintage, as they remained forgotten for years in the warehouse of a former business partner of the restaurant who, having to empty it, found them and gave them to Arber who decided to reuse them as original bread baskets.