Locada Lorena, Isola Palmaria, Porto Venere

by Jeb
(PA USA)

If you are visiting the Cinque Terre then it is well worth making the trip to Porto Venere to eat at the Locada Lorena restaurant.


You take a very small boat to get to the restaurant - it is a free ride as the restaurant has its own boat that leaves from Porto Venere.

Locada Lorena was recommended to me by the wife of the fisherman who sells his fish to this restaurant.

The restaurants seafood antipasta was the best I ever ate. ENJOY.

Andrew's reply It really does sound like a restaurant that is well worth visiting. I will definitely take the boat out there the next time I am in the area and I will certainly order the seafood antipasta - I too really love a good seafood antipasta.

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Le Due Querce Agriturismo in Le Marche

by emily o toole
(Ireland)

Magic, Pure magic. An ordinary downstairs room in the family agriturismo serving the most beautiful le marche homegrown/ home cooked food. For me it was as close to foodie heaven as anyone can get.I was happily gobsmacked and nearly in tears.

No menu, Smells of olive wood fire, homemade pasta, wine from the vineyard, plate after plate of antipasti, babies and children running around, The cool and collected Paolo,truffles everywhere.

We were there in April with our noisy baby twins and our 6 year old and some friends who had joined us for a few days. Cheese on toast with shaved truffles anyone?

One of those eating experiences that haunt you dreams forever more.

Its between Penna San Giovanni and Monte San Martino in le Marche.

Andrew's reply: I like my truffles grasted over a fried egg - you really have to try it. It is the best!!

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The Best Lunch of Tagliarini

by David
(USA)

One day I was exploring from my cousins' place in Perosa Canavese and I drove over the Serra to Biella. In the old town, up the funicular, I remember having the best lunch of tagliarini (tagliaring as we say in piemonteis) in a beautiful small restaurant under the arcaded buildings...It was at Ca'Verna del Piazzo, Via Amedeo Avogadro 10, Biella.

Biella was quite an interesting place to explore. For those with an interest in history I also recommend a visit to nearby Candelo to see a well-preserved medieval walled village.

Andrew's reply: I know the area well although I don't know the restaurant you mention. I most certainly will try it next time I am in the Biella area. Biella is the area that the cashmere I feature on the site is produced in so I try to visit fairly often.

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