Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Where to eat in Tropea, Calabria



By Enjoy Food & Travel co-writer Dagfinn Sigridsson Skoglund

I spent two heavenly weeks in the charming Calabrian town of Tropea (situated on the knuckle of the big toe if we stick to the boot analogy). Here are a few of the best restaurants I came across while I visited this pearl by the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Le Volpi e l’Uva

The formidable Caterina dominates this friendly osteria, which specializes in seafood and serve ample portions at a very reasonable price. Also a wine bar with a great selection of fine wines.

Address:
Via Garibaldi, 11, 89861 Tropea VV, Italy


Read reviews of restaurant on Tripadvisor

Al Pinturricchio

In a backyard hung with paintings (yup!) they serve fabulous pizzas and other food with a wink and a smile, the ambiance is as good as the food. Kinda hard to find, but just follow the signs.

Address: Via Dardano, 89861 Tropea VV, Italy

Read reviews of restaurant on Tripadvisor


Hosteria Italiana

Another stylish hangout near the Duomo run by a handsome, tattooed and English speaking gentleman which serve an inventive and delicious array of mouthwatering dishes.

Address:
Via Boiano, 10 - 89861 Tropea VV, Italy
E-mail: hosteriaitaliana05@gmail.com
See restaurant website here

Da CeCe

Situated in the most stylish back yard in town this somewhat exclusive restaurant serve very good food – their “Spaghetti Tropeana” is unforgettable, but some of their secondi piattis are very small indeed.

Address:
Largo Toraldo Grimaldi, 89861 Tropea VV, Italy


Vecchio Forno

Famous pizzeria where queues form soon after 8 pm, and for a good reason. Truly great pizzas at a very good price but nothing fancy! They also do takeaways!


Dagfinn Sigridsson Skoglund is 50 years old (forever) and is living in a studio apartment in downtown Oslo. He is working as a designer and art teacher, and is an excellent cook.

Dagfinn is a passionate lover of music, botany and is an experienced traveler - and he hates popcorn!


(Photo top: Castle on an island, Tropea, Italy. Photo: Przemyslaw "Blueshade" Idzkiewicz)


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