Calabria Guide

Vecchio Porto, Villa San Giovanni (Reggio Calabria)
The first stop in Calabria if you arrive from Sicily. A terrace with a spectacular view of the Strait of Messina and traditional fish cuisine.

Qafiz, Santa Cristina D’Aspromonte

The interpretation of the Calabrian territory according to Chef Nino Rossi lost in the countryside inside a late eighteenth century villa.

Taverna Kerkira, Bagnara Calabra (Reggio Calabria)

Few tables always full in this historic half-Calabrian, half-Greek tavern. Kerkira – in Greek Corfu – has been an institution for over 40 years and offers fish dishes that are not at all banal and tasteful.

De Gustibus, Palmi (Reggio Calabria)

An elegant family-run restaurant where the raw material is the undisputed protagonist. Simple combinations, express workmanship and the certainty of feeling good.

Osteria da Giglio, Caulonia
Typical Calabrian cuisine in a historic venue, a Slow Food Osteria since 1994, which offers traditional cuisine with zero kilometer ingredients. Meatballs and linguine with artichokes if in season are unmissable.

Bob Alchimia a Spicchi

The Calabrian mecca for “contemporary” pizza lovers. Selected ingredients, well-leavened dough and the invitation to eat with your hands, always.

Bestie – Calabresi Selvaggi, Montepaone (Catanzaro)

Sandwiches to devour and beers to down. The Calabrian “fast food” you didn’t think you needed. (From the creators of BOB).

Pizza Campana in Teglia, Corigliano Calabro (Cosenza)

Agriturismo Costantino, Maida (Catanzaro)

Farmhouse with swimming pool surrounded by greenery. Typical dishes of peasant culture, production of extra-virgin olive oil, jams, marmalades, preserves and flours.

Locanda Pecora Nera, Buturo (Catanzaro)
Uncontaminated landscape and sincere welcome in this Slow Food Osteria in the heart of Sila. Simple dishes, handmade pasta and traditional local mountain flavours.

Dattilo, Strongoli (Crotone)

Inside an old oil mill from the 1600s surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, Caterina Ceraudo offers modern and elegant cuisine, describing a Calabria unknown to most.

Brillo Parlante, Lorica (Cosenza)

Grill and brewery overlooking the lake in the heart of Sila. The perfect pit stop crossing Calabria horizontally.

La Tavernetta Restaurant, Camigliatello Silano (Cosenza)

Located inside the San Lorenzo si Alberga hotel, in the heart of the La Tavernetta National Park, it offers the modern, accurate and mountain cuisine of the young Chef Emanuele Lecce.

Tre cipolle sul comò, Rende (Cosenza)

A simple Slow Food tavern in step with the times. If you’re lucky you might end up in the area during one of the fun multi-party evenings.

San Domenico, Pizzo (Vibo Valentia)

A wonderful terrace overlooking the Costa degli Dei and a modern and light cuisine based on local fish.

Di Sotto wine bar with kitchen, Rende (Cosenza)

A wine bar where you can choose from an extensive wine list, local cured meats and cheeses and a selection of “notes”, small, highly studied recipes.

Bistrot La Cantina “Da Patrizia”, Corigliano Calabro (Cosenza)

A Slow Food Osteria as all should be. Kind and sincere welcome, well-executed traditional dishes and a coherent account of the territory. In other words: go.

‘A Vita – Winemakers in Cirò

Francesco and Laura are not simple winemakers, but narrators of a territory that is often underestimated and forgotten. Book a tasting with them, it will be one of the most inspirational and enjoyable activities of your trip.

A Casalura – Cirò Marina (Crotone)

After the tasting at ‘A Vita you can’t help but stop by A Casalura, a delicatessen that uses 100% local products from sustainable fishing and extensive farming.

Lago Laboratorio di Gusto – Cirò Marina (Crotone)

In Cirò, a wine bar with kitchen that selects high quality products and offers traditional Italian recipes revisited with local ingredients.

Kamastra Restaurant, Civita (Cosenza)

An old inn in style and furnishings that offers local dishes

Ristorante Le Rose (San Costantino, Province of Vibo Valentia)
A very good fish restaurant not too far from splendid Tropea.

Asfalantea – Zungri (VV)

The Asfalantea Association is based in the Raìsina district , Zungri (VV). It was established to enhance and promote the culture of the area; intends to resume the traditions of our grandparents which, as the years pass, disappear. Unique Bread making experience!

11th of June 2024

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