Ravenna is one of the most important cities in Emilia-Romagna, in northern Italy. This region is famed throughout the country for the hospitality of its locals and its truly fine food. Here’s our guide to the best restaurants this area has to offer.
L’Acciuga serves fresh fish in creative, modern and tasty dishes. The food is accompanied by a wine list that is both rich and flexible. A Michelin-starred restaurant, L’Acciuga also serves crudités as well as regional olives oils and great-quality vegetables. The Italian word for “anchovy”, L’Acciuga proposes three different kinds of anchovies which can be enjoyed either alone or as a great accompaniment to their dishes.
L’Osteria del Tempo Perso is housed in what used to be an osteria, and features a décor that is rustic but refined, welcoming and warm. The menu is based on the current season and boasts some great ingredients whose value is enhanced by the creativity of the chef. Address: via Gamba 12, Ravenna, Italy, +39 0544 215393
This Liberty-styled restaurant dates back to 1866, but was destroyed during the Second World War. The building was reconstructed and used once again as a restaurant in order to carry on the familial tradition of cooking and hospitality. The menu varies according to the seasonand uses typical local produce such as pinewood asparagus, truffle, game and local fish.
Drawing inspiration from the most celebrated Italian poets Dante Alighieri, whose remains are buried in Ravenna, Il Cerchio dei Golosi is a space where all those who love eating can devote themselves to the enjoyment of this essential activity. Address: viale Giorgio Pallavicini 2, Ravenna, Italy, +39 392 1602560
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Trattoria Flora serves local, genuine dishes in a familial atmosphere. It is situated just outside Ravenna, so it has a very convenient location for those who are travelling to or from this city in Emilia-Romagna.
Mentioned in the prestigious Michelin guide, this osteria is located in the province of Ravenna, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Customers are welcomed either in the outdoor area, with a beautiful garden which guarantees an unmatched peace and calm, or inside where the accommodating staff and warm decor make guests feel at home. The menu offers both meat and fish, with dishes produce from the surrounding area. Address: via Faentina Nord 275, San Michele (RA), Italy, +39 0544 414312
Insolito Ristorante has four interchanging menus stressing the alternation of the seasons. Their dishes are both interesting and delicious. In short, this is an alternative restaurant for those who want to experience something different from the usual Italian dining.
Despite not being as popular abroad as it is in Italy, piadina is one of those things Italians eat on a regular basis alongside pizza and pasta. It is the Italian equivalent of a wrap, but with cold meat, cheese and sometimes vegetables too. La Piada di Ale is one of the best piadina places in Ravenna and is housed in a small white-and-green striped kiosk. The piadine can be eaten on the veranda or taken to-go.
Located in the province of Ravenna, in San Pancrazio, La Cucoma is one of the best fish restaurants in the area. The fresh ingredients used to create the dishes served here include the catch of day. A family-run restaurant, La Cucoma pampers all its guests with a friendly, cordial atmosphere and fantastic food.
Situated opposite the Mausoleum of Theodoric in Ravenna, La Piadina dello Chef serves piadine, and desserts. There’s plenty of outdoor seating for you to enjoy your food in the open air. Address: via Teodorico, Ravenna, Italy, +39 339 4071285