Osteria I Nonni has a wine list that inspires profound feelings: “Actually, my father almost had a heart attack,” says Marc Marchionda, recalling his father’s reaction to the cases and cases of ‘95 Barolo that Marchionda bought for the family’s new Roman restaurant, Osteria I Nonni. With more than 300 wines, including some 50 Barolos (notably ‘78s, ‘82s, ‘85s and ‘88s), the all-Italian list is both heart-joltingly rich and shockingly chea— since it’s attached to the family wine shop, all bottles are priced only $10 over retail.
981 Sibley Memorial Hwy., St. Paul, Minnesota
This story appears in the print issue of August 2006.
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