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Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria's menu is not very different from what you'll find at other restaurants in Italy. It isn't very big but the items they offer are exquisite and very satisfying. They do have a very extensive pizza menu.
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria's menu is not very different from what you'll find at other restaurants in Italy. It isn't very big but the items they offer are exquisite and very satisfying. They do have a very extensive pizza menu. (Norman Llama/Stars and Stripes)
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria's menu is not very different from what you'll find at other restaurants in Italy. It isn't very big but the items they offer are exquisite and very satisfying. They do have a very extensive pizza menu.
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria's menu is not very different from what you'll find at other restaurants in Italy. It isn't very big but the items they offer are exquisite and very satisfying. They do have a very extensive pizza menu. (Norman Llama/Stars and Stripes)
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria's appetizer of cold cut meats and cheese.
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria's appetizer of cold cut meats and cheese. (Norman Llama/Stars and Stripes)
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria's Trentino Dish, which comes with two pan fried sausages, a variety of delicious mushrooms, pan fried polenta, and pan fried dobbiacco cheese.
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria's Trentino Dish, which comes with two pan fried sausages, a variety of delicious mushrooms, pan fried polenta, and pan fried dobbiacco cheese. (Norman Llama/Stars and Stripes)
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria's diavola pizza is made with spicy salami, mozzarella cheese and light tomato sauce. On the menu you will find a large variety of pizza combinations to choose from.
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria's diavola pizza is made with spicy salami, mozzarella cheese and light tomato sauce. On the menu you will find a large variety of pizza combinations to choose from. (Norman Llama/Stars and Stripes)
Cellini Ristorante and Pizzeria is located right in the heart of the city of Sacile, Italy. Cellini is a very unassuming place that if you're not aware of its location or are already committed to dining there, you might easily miss it.
Cellini Ristorante and Pizzeria is located right in the heart of the city of Sacile, Italy. Cellini is a very unassuming place that if you're not aware of its location or are already committed to dining there, you might easily miss it. (Norman Llama/Stars and Stripes)
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria is a place you don't want to miss because the food is amazing and it offers an atmosphere to match the food quality.
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria is a place you don't want to miss because the food is amazing and it offers an atmosphere to match the food quality. (Norman Llama/Stars and Stripes)
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria serves great classic Italian dishes and even better pizza. Located in the heart of the city of Sacile, Pordenone, Italy, it has a quaint and elegant interior with outside seating that overlooks the Livenza river.
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria serves great classic Italian dishes and even better pizza. Located in the heart of the city of Sacile, Pordenone, Italy, it has a quaint and elegant interior with outside seating that overlooks the Livenza river. (Norman Llama/Stars and Stripes)
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria has an extensive wine selection, in addition to their full bar that stocks alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. This particular wine pictured is a local variety.
Cellini Ristorante & Pizzeria has an extensive wine selection, in addition to their full bar that stocks alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. This particular wine pictured is a local variety. (Norman Llama/Stars and Stripes)

It is no mystery that pasta and pizza are the staple foods of all great Italian restaurants. That’s certainly the case around the Friuli-Venezia Giulia area, where the challenge is in finding the one restaurant that does it best.

Luckily for those who live in Sacile or nearby, there’s Cellini Ristorante and Pizzeria, located in the center of town. Cellini is a very unassuming place, and if you’re not already planning to dine there, you might miss it. However, make sure you don’t, because the food is amazing and the atmosphere is just as good.

Once inside, the place unexpectedly opens up into a beautifully well-put-together interior. The dining room is much bigger than it looks from the outside, and there’s additional seating outside overlooking the Livenza river.

Children are welcome, but the atmosphere lends itself to a more romantic, quiet and elegant setting; one that you might want to enjoy with just your significant other, especially on a late evening.

The menu is not very different than what you’ll find at other restaurants in Italy. It isn’t very big, but the items offered are exquisite and satisfying.

For appetizers, they’ve got the usual: cold cut meats, cheese varieties with or without melon, caprese salad, grilled scallops, etc. Pasta dishes are first courses. The heartier meals are offered as second courses and here, they offer meats prepared in a variety of ways that will not disappoint.

The cheese and sliced meats dish we ordered as an appetizer was delicious. Our main course was the Trentino Dish, which comes with two pan fried sausages, a variety of delicious mushrooms, pan fried polenta and pan fried dobbiacco cheese.

If there’s something on the menu that comes in many varieties, it’s pizza. I ordered the diavola because it’s my favorite. However, this one was better than any I have previously had. The diavola pizza is made with spicy salami, mozzarella cheese and light tomato sauce.

The restaurant also offers a large variety of wines. We had a local one, the Gelisi Antonio cabernet franc, which paired well with our dishes.

Many other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Coffee and a variety of desserts are also on the menu.

Prices are very affordable for the quality of food served. Our dinner came to under 60 euros, which is around 15 to 20 euros less than what we typically spend at other restaurants for a similar dinner.

The staff is very friendly, professional and most of them speak enough English to accommodate non-Italian speakers. The staff will also provide some assistance with the menu, if you’re having difficulty deciding which dish to order.

llamas.norman@stripes.com Twitter: @normanllamas

Address: Via Pieta 20, Sacile (PN), ItalyHours: Tuesday-Sunday: 12 p.m.-3 p.m and 6 p.m.-11 p.m.Food: Classic Italian pasta dishes, meat and seafood dishes; pizza; salads; kids’ menuDrinks: Full bar with alcoholic beverages; large variety of wines, many local to the area; the usual selection of fountain drinks, juice and coffeePrices: About 7 to 12 euros ($8-$13) for most appetizers and 10 to 20 euros ($11-$22) for most main-course dishesDress: CasualMenu: Italian and EnglishReservations: Phone: 0434 72868; Email: Ristorantecellinisacile@gmail.com

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