We booked a room in the hotel in order to play golf in the region not knowing, that the restaurant is the „must see“ there. We enjoyed a degistation menu which was leading us through many different tastes of Friuli, we enjoyed the wine recomendation of the patron (a Schiopettino de Prepotto) and the restaurant‘s atmosphere and finally the service of very nice Anna.
So, don’t hestitate to drive towards a small village outside of Udine and San Daniele and don’t be surprised if you don’t get a table without reservation.
The hotel is in a town that you usually just pass through on your way elsewhere. If you decide to try somewhere off the beaten path you will not be disappointed. The place is family run and owned by a husband and wife and sister team that manage the hotel and amazing restaurant. The restaurant rivals some of the best restaurants in food and decor that we have seen in our many travels to Italy. (it could even give most restaurants in NYC, where we're from, tough competition) We ate here twice in our four night stay.
The hotel is beautifully decorated with high end modern furniture as well as antique salvaged items that work beautifully together. The terrace/garden is a fantastic place for a pre dinner drink or to just sit and relax. The room was clean and comfortable with the only thing lacking being closet space should you want to hang things out of the way and not on hooks that were on the walls.
Fliabano is not a tourist destination with many things to see and do but using the hotel as our base to explore the area was a nice experience. Udine and Friuli are a short drive away.
This place is a must go when you are in or near Udine, the room and the big bathroom has been furnished very stylish, the same applies for the hotel and the restaurant. The dinner was very delicious with interesting courses. Don't miss the chanterelle soup with Parmigiano flakes! A recommended place with a very good price-reformance ratio.