The history

The "Quattro Venti" location, where the winehouse was built, is a very magical and full of history place. The Forun Iulii-Ad Undecium, an ancient roman road walked through by Julius Caesar and that linked Cividale del Friuli to Gradisca d'Isonzo passed right by here. The road track is the same one of the actual state road 356. In the past, there was another ancient road, the current way to Dolegnano-Manzano, linking the "Quattro Venti" crossroad to another very important artery of the Roman Empire heading to Norico: the Via Julia Augusta.
This crossroad has been very important also as "trustee point or agrarian planning term" during the ancient roman era. There are several location names, in fact, derived from the word facciata
"quattro-four" as the "Quattro strade-Four roads" crossing; there is plenty of examples spread all over the Friuli region like Quadrivium, the actual Codroipo and Quater Casis in Spilimbergo.
The Quattroventi graphics was first shown in 1440 by Giovanni Battista Corgnoli in his "Friuli location names file", so we can definitely say that QuattroVenti is one of the oldest meeting places in the eastern Friuli and Collio hills area.
The real restaurant business started in 1894 when Francesco D'Osualdo (said Scior Checo) and his wife Amalia Venier (said sciore Malie) transformed the old store in a food catering place for travellers. Thanks to the culinary skills of sciore Malie and Scior Checo's wine knowledge, the restaurant has soon become a must for gourmets.
The former border between Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy, which was defined by the Treaty of Vienna on October the 3rd 1866, was situated a few hundred meters from the restaurant. It was right there, near the bridge over the Judrio river, that the first WWI shot between Italy and the Austro-Hungary Empire was fired. A monument commemorates this event.
Due to its proximity to the front line, the winehouse was completely destroyed. After the war, it was rebuilt by the military engineering corps and it restarted its activity, managed by Domenico (said Meni) who returned safe and sound from the front. In 1920 Meni married Grinovero Maria (said sciore Marie).
Sciore Marie's personality further improved the good management of the restaurant that is still remembered for its genuine cuisine and good wine.