An Authentic Italian Trattoria
When friends or chefs come to visit, I take them to Osteria Pizzeria a Casa Mia Pierolì to experience Italian grigliata (barbecue) with red local wine like groppello. The T-Bone steak is amazing there, and owner Oscar’s warm and genuine hospitality makes this a special and authentic Italian trattoria.
A Place I’ve Been Going To For Years
Trattoria Riolet has been a special place to me for a long time. Since last year, Ernesto and Giusy are enjoying their well-deserved retirement, but the restaurant is still open with new owners.
Pizza With A View
If I’ve been away travelling, the first thing I want to eat when I return to Italy is, of course, pizza. I like to go to Pizzeria Nablus, which also has a beautiful view over the lake.
Traditional Flavours And Great Wine
If you want to eat where the locals eat, go to Osteria dell’Orologio in Saló – about 10 minutes by car from Gardone Riviera. It’s a very beautiful and traditionally furnished restaurant with a very good wine selection and many traditional plates from the region.
A Very Special Restaurant
There is a special place in Milan called Trippa, which means tripe, a very humble ingredient that recalls the flavours of real Italian trattorias. I really admire the gustatory involvement that chef Diego Rossi offers me every time I visit.
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