The building that houses the restaurant may be ancestral, but it has held up surprisingly well over the years, as this haven of Italian elegance and its occupants haven’t aged a bit. A smile never leaves the face of Madame Simonetta in the dining room as she pampers her guests with a sense of hospitality and friendliness that is unabated, enveloping them in her delicious transalpine accent. When the weather is fine, the terrace is transformed into a restaurant where the chef Ilario distils his secret preparations. After some superb langoustines with caviar, perfectly cooked to a pearly finish, the ricotta, pecorino and parmesan ravioli with melted butter took centre stage showing a restraint worthy of Saint Francis and his maxim "greatness in simplicity". A few linguine, marinated sardine tartar and olio di oliva al limone later, we move on to a Dolomite lamb cooked two ways, including a tasty confit shoulder with a full-bodied sauce. The wine list contains all the best treasures Italy can offer. La “Vita è Bella" in the Grund district.