Calabria is a region rich in gastronomic and wine-making traditions, thanks to the various people that have lived in this southern Italian territory.
Many gastronomic traditions and rituals for the preparation of typical dishes and the preservation of these products are linked to the religion and culture of the poeple of Calabria. Calabrian gastronomy offers a great variety of typical products such as the famous ‘Nduja di Spilinga, the red onion from Tropea, the Pecorino del Poro, the extra virgin olive oil, the liquorice from Rossano, the ice cream from Pizzo, the wine from Cirò and the various Calabrian citrus and herb liqueurs, a wide variety of spices including the famous Calabrian hot pepper, tasty sun-dried tomatoes and various species of plants and animals, etc.; fruit of this sunny and fertile strip of land; the result of ancient traditions, passed down from father to son; all this combined with enviable meteorological and geographical conditions. Typical Calabrian dishes are: vrasciole (meatballs), aubergine parmesan, pittanchiusa (baked cake, stuffed with raisins and dried fruits), peppers and potatoes and bread with sardella (samll fish seasoned with pepper), as well as all kinds of recipes based on fish and products offered by the sea.
Restaurant Da Mario
88841 – Isola di Capo Rizzuto (KR)
Fraz. Le Castella
Tel. +39 0962795677 / +39 348 0568433
Hours: from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 18:00 to 24:00 every day.
Da Mario restaurant-pizzeria is a family restaurant specialized in seafood. The experience passed down between generations, the culture of good home cooking and the use of top quality ingredients characterize this business.
Restaurant pizzeria self-service Mamma Mia
Street Colombo, 67
Tel. +39 096221700
Hours: for lunch, from 12:00 to 14:30. For dinners, from 6:00 P.M. onwards.
At Mamma Mia you can taste the typical dishes of the Calabrian territory. In the food you can choose between different firsts, seconds and garnishes. At dinner, Mamma Mia offers the most varied of pizzas and focaccia, arancini and calzoni, but if you request it, you can enjoy a more complete dinner, also based on fish.
Restaurant La locanda del Re
Street Paolo Orsi, 6.
Santa Severina (KR)
Tel. +39 096251662
Hours: breakfasts from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., lunch from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M., and dinners from 07:30 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.
At La Locanda del Re you can meet Chef Ciccio who, together with his family, will welcome you with kindness, friendliness and professionalism, offering you all kinds of delacacies, from appetizers to desserts. The dishes are made with typical products from our generous territory, particularly from the croton area of Sila, which has always been a production area for unique cheeses recognized throughout the world. In La Locanda del Re, restaurant and pizzeria, you will find an atmosphere that will make you feel good.