Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 2, 12025 Dronero CN, Italy
Stunning Piemontese food Another incredible Italian restaurant hidden away in yet another corner of the country. This one is in the start of an Alpine valley that features terraced gardens descending into a river forded by a medieval bridge. But Rosso Rubino is one of those dreams, a small room overseen by an excellent waitress and fantastic chef assisted by a middle aged woman who specializes in making pasta. Of course everything is very local and very fresh. The chef plays with tradition but delivers dead on when you don't want to stray from the local textbook like the steak tartar pictured here. A wine list that's equally magnaminously hyperlocal and Italian rounds things out. Then there are the grappas.