It’s time to book a place for the Madrelingua staff Christmas lunch.
Wanted: somewhere near the school and not too pricey.
Above all though, the food has to be good.
Yesterday, Stefi and I checked out one of the options, the Osteria Bocca Buona (pictured), which offers a fixed lunch menu for €9.
Usually in Italy you’d expect your meal to be divided into “primo” (pasta, rice or whatever) and “secondo” (meat, fish…).
Bocca Buona instead offers a “piatto unico”, that strange foreign habit of combining both courses on “one plate”.
The €9 includes the “piatto unico”, plus bread, water and coffee.
Cheaper lunch menus like this one, which are aimed at office workers, will often have no additional service charge to worry about (but check!)
Note also that, in Italy, away from the extreme tourist hotspots, nobody tips.
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