Though my memory is not as reliable as it once was, I had a vivid recollection of lunch at a tiny osteria somewhere near Villa Reale on our first trip to Italy. At that time, Michael was busy making a guitar so I was hoping to take him there before visiting the villa this time. As we neared the villa, things started to look familiar and there it was. La Bottega sulla Fraga was just as I remembered,
tucked away in a lovely, peaceful setting on Via Fraga
with the Fraga stream flowing gently on the other side of the road.
This former ancient butchery isn’t spacious and it seemed the place to be on a warm Sunday afternoon.
A table for two in the courtyard seemed to be waiting just for us along with a friendly welcome.
Our meals were delicious
and of course, it would have been rude not to have dessert.