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VINERIA COZZI

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Vineria Cozzi is located in the heart of the Upper Bergamo, surrounded by ancient Walls in the main pedestrian street, a few meters away from Piazza Vecchia: a place where tradition meets innovation by means of its excellent food and wine.
The restaurant was born in 1848, when it was used as after-theatre for the near Teatro Sociale: you can see the drawing of it at the entrance, and admire the beautiful XIX Century furniture pieces. Come and make a journey across its delicious dishes, recommended by the Gambero Rosso and by the best renowned culinary guides, and its incredible assortment of fine wines. A place where you will go back, to discover the newest proposals of our ever-changing menu, along with the best wines served by the glass.


The Vineria Cozzi has been in business sing 1848, giving onto the “Corsarola” – the main street of the Upper Town, “Bergamo Alta”. Since then, it’s been restoring its customers with great flavours and expertise, luring them with the chirping of a decoy bird standing over the old entrance glass door, next to the red bench. Fantasy, tradition, authenticity, attention to details, good and beautiful products…These are our key features, the know-how that’s able to make you feel “at home” in this restaurant, which is also a wine bar, a meeting place where nothing is left to chance: in fact, if you happen to get here by chance, you will surely come back on purpose. You will enjoy the best traditional flavours from Bergamo and so much more.
Our menu, changing with the seasons, aims to welcome tastes and scents from all over the world, as we feel like we are “flavour wayfarers” and ”taste explorers”. Wayfarers, because the road is our best teacher; explorers, too, because we experiment, we try, we taste and we chose what to put in the dish.
In this journey, we’ve been supported for a few weeks by or “Appetitoso”, an elegant and refined three-wheels “Ape” car equipped with a professional kitchen, allowing us to be actual travellers both in Franciacorta, by Berlucchi’s with “Cantine Aperte” (“Open Wine Houses”) and by “Da Vittorio Restaurant” at “La Cantalupa”, thus becoming actual flavour explorers and, above all, creators of excellent and simple food. You can taste this simplicity in one of our special parcels: ash-baked potato parcel with Gorgonzola and candied chestnuts, or with meat ragout and Grana Padano cheese, with crème freche, anchovy and chilli pepper, or even with goose terrine…Moreover, you can taste our delicious egg cooked at low temperature with polenta and Taleggio cheese fondue, or even out butcher’s tartare and his fantastic preservative-free frankfurters. The dishes travelling on board of the “Appetitoso” have been designed, tasted and loved: they represent the “Vineria Cozzi” at its best, a place where sitting at the table and eating is a form of pure pleasure. We want to be a moving kitchen with strong Walls, welcoming everyone who’s eager of new flavours.

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Vineria Cozzi is located in the heart of the Upper Bergamo, surrounded by ancient Walls in the main pedestrian street, a few meters away from Piazza Vecchia: a place where tradition meets innovation by means of its excellent food and wine.
The restaurant was born in 1848, when it was used as after-theatre for the near Teatro Sociale: you can see the drawing of it at the entrance, and admire the beautiful XIX Century furniture pieces. Come and make a journey across its delicious dishes, recommended by the Gambero Rosso and by the best renowned culinary guides, and its incredible assortment of fine wines. A place where you will go back, to discover the newest proposals of our ever-changing menu, along with the best wines served by the glass.


The Vineria Cozzi has been in business sing 1848, giving onto the “Corsarola” – the main street of the Upper Town, “Bergamo Alta”. Since then, it’s been restoring its customers with great flavours and expertise, luring them with the chirping of a decoy bird standing over the old entrance glass door, next to the red bench. Fantasy, tradition, authenticity, attention to details, good and beautiful products…These are our key features, the know-how that’s able to make you feel “at home” in this restaurant, which is also a wine bar, a meeting place where nothing is left to chance: in fact, if you happen to get here by chance, you will surely come back on purpose. You will enjoy the best traditional flavours from Bergamo and so much more.
Our menu, changing with the seasons, aims to welcome tastes and scents from all over the world, as we feel like we are “flavour wayfarers” and ”taste explorers”. Wayfarers, because the road is our best teacher; explorers, too, because we experiment, we try, we taste and we chose what to put in the dish.
In this journey, we’ve been supported for a few weeks by or “Appetitoso”, an elegant and refined three-wheels “Ape” car equipped with a professional kitchen, allowing us to be actual travellers both in Franciacorta, by Berlucchi’s with “Cantine Aperte” (“Open Wine Houses”) and by “Da Vittorio Restaurant” at “La Cantalupa”, thus becoming actual flavour explorers and, above all, creators of excellent and simple food. You can taste this simplicity in one of our special parcels: ash-baked potato parcel with Gorgonzola and candied chestnuts, or with meat ragout and Grana Padano cheese, with crème freche, anchovy and chilli pepper, or even with goose terrine…Moreover, you can taste our delicious egg cooked at low temperature with polenta and Taleggio cheese fondue, or even out butcher’s tartare and his fantastic preservative-free frankfurters. The dishes travelling on board of the “Appetitoso” have been designed, tasted and loved: they represent the “Vineria Cozzi” at its best, a place where sitting at the table and eating is a form of pure pleasure. We want to be a moving kitchen with strong Walls, welcoming everyone who’s eager of new flavours.

Á la carte

ENTREES…
Egg in a mug with cheese fondue, black truffle and Parmesan cannolo
Fine cured meet with homemade pickled vegetables
Our selection of assorted cheeses
Goose terrine with Sarawak pepper and toasted hazelnuts cream
Foie gras with homemade brioche bread, Williams pears jelly and chocolate
Puff pastry bruschetta with our smoked pork loin and spiced ricotta cream
Puff pastry bruschetta with goat cheese and mushrooms
Sea parcel: ash-baked potato with octopus cooked at low temperature and parsley cream
Ash-baked potato with Imperial Red fondue
Stewed Treviso radicchio, raisin in grappa

FIRST COURSES…
Homemade casoncelli pasta with pancetta, butter and sage
Citrus flavoured risotto with crispy raw squid
Homemade potato dumplings with piglet ragout
Risotto with mushrooms, chestnuts and coffee
Potato cream with scallops, bacon, crunchy onion and sesame-flavoured oil
Chocolate torchietti pasta with Zola cheese and Treviso radicchio

MAIN COURSES…
Bergamo polenta stuffed with cheeses in tomato and truffle “guazzetto” broth
Suckling pig shank with wine and polenta reduction
Black Angus hamburger, roasted potatoes, bacon, fondue, onions and caramelised ketchup
Veil tartare with Parmesan waffle, yogurt sauce and mango
Cotechino sausage with foie gras and leeks cream
Polenta and creamy snails with mushrooms and black truffle
Octopus on pumpkin and ginger cream
Melted Tomino cheese with potatoes, onions and apples

MY SWEET THOUGHTS…
Coffee tiramisu with dark chocolate drops
Tobacco and rum semifreddo
Three Valrhona chocolates mousse
“Standing vanilla milk” with chestnut puree
Meringa with homemade white chocolate ice cream and blackberries cream
Ice cream coffee with poured zabaglione and corn biscuit
Every dessert and ice cream is home made.

…AND THEIR PERFECT MATCHES…
Autunno, red grapes “Passito”raisin wine Az. Agr. Eligio Magri
Almond wine
Moscato d’ Asti Massolino
Arino “Zibibbo” wine with homemade “cantucci” biscuits
Der Lachs Danzig 1598, digestive liquor with herbs in golden leaf
Barolo Chinato
Sherry Pedro Ximenez Hidalgo

OUR GOLDEN GLASSES…
WHITE…
Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene
Berlucchi 61 Franciacorta Saten
Valcalepio Bianco 2014
Sauvignon Blanc “Vette di San Leonardo” 2014 Chardonnay Libaio Ruffino 2014
Pinot Gris Lis Neris 2014
Gewurztraminer Hartmann Donà 2013

 

RED…
... Valcalepio Rosso 2012
Kalos “Il Calepino” 2008 (Pure Cabernet)
M.A.S. Merlot Annata Storica 2011 (Pure Merlot)
S.Carlo IGT Sebino Barone Pizzini Barolo Massolino 2010
Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2011 Brunello di Montalcino
Fatagione Cottanera (merello mascalese) Syrah Casale del Giglio IGT
Dolcetto d’Acqui Scarpa 2009

Not to be missed in this area