La Marianna is located in the Borg, an abbreviated name for the Borgo San Guiliano area just over the canal that links the sea to the town proper. Although it is located away from the sea, La Marianna’s large, shaded terrace full of local families offers the best fish in town. The bright and artfully designed interiors are perfectly matched by rustic and fresh seafood. Try the misto di antipasti, a mix of shellfish topped with seasoned bread crumbs and then run under the broiler, paired with your selection from their list of about half a dozen very good wines.
Address: La Marianna, Via Tiberio 19, Rimini, Italy, +39 054 122 530
The folk at Casina del Bosco pride themselves on being surrounded by historic piandinerias, probably because they know that their piandina stands out from the crowd. Despite being located in the shadows of the Grand Hotel in Marina Centro, Casina del Bosco opted for a minimalist twist on the tradition of Guidi’s family. Their commitment to detail ensures a consistently delicious piadine in a modern and comfortable al fresco area near the beach.
Opening hours: Mon to Sun 11:30 – 2am
Watch out for: Those excellent piadines!
Address: Casina del Bosco, Viale Antonio Beccadelli 15, Rimini, Italy, +39 054 156 295
Trattoria Tonino Il Lurido, Federico Fellini’s rumored favorite restaurant, has been in operation since 1949. When Fellini said it was “easier to be faithful to a restaurant than a woman,” he might just have been talking about this place! The entropic atmosphere intimates an authentic Italian experience but the chaos is not mirrored in the food, where rich tones from quality ingredients dominate the plate.
Address: Trattoria Tonino Il Lurido, Via Ortaggi 7, Rimini, Italy, +39 054 124 834
Brodo di Guiggiole is an intimate and elegant spot with an ever-changing menu. Tucked down an alley off Piazza Tre Martiri, with its wood-paneled dining room and lantern-lit terrace, Brodo di Guiggiole features some of the freshest, best-prepared fish in town. Reservations are recommended, especially on live-jazz Tuesdays.
Address: Brodo di Guiggiole, Via Soardi 11, Rimini, Italy, +39 054 126 778
Da Lele is meant for Saturday night dinners, where everyone expects a real dining experience. Although it’s only streets away from the tourist spots of Rimini, the restaurant is consistently filled with locals. The staff might not speak English, but their friendly attentiveness and willingness to help transcends any language boundary. Try the risotto di pesce and enjoy the complimentary limoncello.
Address: Da Lele, Via Laurentini 2, Rimini, Italy, +29 054 1 392 131