Food & Drink – Local Specialties
The white Cinque Terre wine is well-known. It goes well with fish as well as the local pasta dishes, such as Spaghetti al pesto, a wonderful sauce of basil, garlic, olive oil and cheese. Pesto sauce is said to have been invented in the area.
Other dishes are steamed mussels in garlic, tomato and mozzarella salad and marvelous local white wine. Round off your meal in a little Italian ristorante with a walnut cake or tiramisu.
The cafes serve breakfast; stand at the bar to drink a cappuccino and eat a sandwich and wash it down with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.
Check out the Enoteca Pirun wine shop in Corniglia. There are scores of local wines, spirits and other curios for sale, or just sit down with a nice glass of wine in the evening and soak up the atmosphere of the cool little place.
I have eaten well at the Trattoria di “Via dell’amore” next to the station in Riomaggiore, and in the hotel La Spiaggia in Monterosso.
– Paul Sullivan
The address of “La Cambusa” is:
Via R. Birolli 114, MANAROLA (SP)
Phone nr. + 39 187 921029
– Ezio Gallicchio, 1998
We sell and ship worldwide 5terre wines and specialty products. My brochure can be seen on 5terre.com under shopping WINE SHOP GOLFO DEI POETI located in Lerici, the only site you can order 5terre wines and have it sent home. You can also request a complete price list of all wines 5terre and all fine Italian Wines from Tuscany to Sicily.
Wine Shop Golfo dei Poeti
Via Biaggini 14 LERICI La Spezia
++39 0187 965624
Please note to your readers , I am as always available for any local information that they may be interested in. Ciao again.”
– Your American friend living in Italy, Grace
“I’m an alimentary adviser of the Oil C. company which has its main center in Genoa. We produce extra virgin oil still in handicraft way. The olives are “taggiasche”.
We produce two types of extra virgin Oil: leaked delicate that has a very low acidity (0,2 %) ideal for a light kitchen and advised to persons who have problems of digestion and cholesterol.
The warhorse of the company is “mosto”, oil rich of vitamins ideal for the “bruschetta”, the fish, etc….! The bottle is from liter, the oil comes bottled in anti-oxidant dark glass in order to maintain the unchanged product for the duration of 20 months. The smaller confection is from 6 bottles and comes 46,80 euro. We take you the products to your home ! All expenses of the shipment are to cargo of our company and the payment happens through postal checking or bank account that you can find inside of the cardboard!
We will be glad to give you all the information you need about our products.”
– Aline M, Olio Costa Staff, May 2002