How to Eat Like a Local in Rimini

Eating like a local in Rimini, specifically, enjoying seafood and fish in this area, is easier done than said, since the whole Riviera, from Bellaria to Cattolia, during the winter and summer alike, is full of restaurants in the hundreds providing delicious dishes. From the more simple seafood based dishes like Spaghetti allo scoglio (“reef spaghetti” with clams, mussels, shrimps and other shellfish) or clam chowder to the more complex and refined dishes requiring ingredients and a preparation process far more sophisticated and intriguing, we’ve selected 5 restaurants + 1 where you can eat like a local the delicious fish of the Adriatic Sea in Rimini and nearby.

anche nella piadina ci può essere arte

Piadina is served pretty much everywhere in rimini – source


Dallo Zio – Rimini

This restaurant, has been for decades a staple of the city’s cuisine. It recently has had a change in management but the quality and freshness of the ingredients and the philosophy behind their cuisine have not. It’s a must for the fresh fish and simple recipes following the tradition of Rimini.
http://www.osteriadeborg.it/ristorantedallozio/ambiente.php

 

Il pescato del Canevone – Rimini

Located in a medieval building, and in its cloistered garden during the summer months, the Canevone is an excellent seafood restaurant, and probably the best of its kind for such an accessible and convenient price list. Only the freshest of fishes in here, prepared according to traditional and more innovative recipes alike, but without getting too heavy or complicated to the palate.
http://www.ilpescatodelcanevone.it/

Cavalluccio Marino – Riccione

Right on the canal harbor of Riccione, the Cavalluccio Marino takes pride in its interesting recipes, prepared with fresh fishes and seafood. Cold appetizers like salmon carpaccio, Catalan specialties but also less complex dishes like fried calamari are a must here.
http://www.ristorantecavallucciomarino.com/cavallucciomarino/

Liuzzi – Cattolica

This is Raffaele Liuzzi’s restaurant. He’s a brilliant and extravagant half actor, half chef who renews the dishes served in his establishment at each visit you’ll make here. Innovative and experimental dishes that require the customers’ collaboration in a real show for Liuzzi’s unforgettable experience of local tastes.
http://www.locandaliuzzi.com/

Al Moccolo – Rivazzurra

A textbook fish and seafood restaurant of the Riviera. Spacious rooms with long, crowded tables, a crustacean’s aquarium, the pizza oven ready and waiters rushing around. Typical restaurant offering excellent fresh fish according to dozens of different recipes for appetizers, first and second courses.
http://www.almoccolo.com

If you’re looking for something inexpensive and on the go, but great in tastes and quality as well, we recommend:

C’è quel che c’è – Rimini

This typical trattoria provides also take-away service and it’s open for lunch, to taste the local dishes even if you’re short on time. The “C’è quel che c’è” restaurant is a warm, welcoming establishment, simple but enjoyable, convenient for those who are stopping in Rimini just for a short while. Menu varies according to the day’s catch, to ensure quality and freshness.

How To Go Shopping for Italian Brands In Rimini

The Riviera of Romagna in the region of Emilia-Romagna overlooking the Adriatic Sea is not just clubs, pubs, waves and summer. Here you can drink a mojito on the beach, sunbathe, swim and there’s good news for those who prefer indoors activities: Rimini also means shopping! We’ll cover mainly fashion outlets. There are many outlets in the area surrounding Rimini and the neighboring towns and this post will not cover them all, but have fun exploring them, the internet is your friend if you want to visit an outlet in the Specific.

Rimini is a popular holiday resort in the north of of Italy and it can be easily reached from Bologna and Venice. If you like shopping for brands in Italy continue reading this. We also organise chauffeured tours in the area if you need this service please contact us.

11 Via Montenapoleone, Milano

Shopping for Brands in Italy – source

Shopping outlets at easy reach from Rimini (and Bologna).

Diffusione Tessile, located at the exit of Cattolica’s highway, in Via al Mare. You’ll see a bright yellow sign with a black clothes hanger superimposed. That’s the outlet you’re looking for! This store is not just in Cattolica but also all over Italy, and here you’ll find the fashion lines from Max & Co. from previous years and much more. Dresses on sale, t-shirts from € 15, shoes starting from € 60, swimsuits, lingerie, skirts, pants, scarves, hats, accessories, sunglasses and a lot of sundresses starting from € 35, all of them colorful, cheerful and a real bargain! It’s worth visiting to renew your wardrobe for a seasonal change: the prices are reasonable and the quality is top-notch.
Still not satisfied? Of course not, there’s much more to see, so let’s go to Moschino’s Outlet.
This is the place for you, especially if you’re looking to buy some shoes. T-shirts and shirts don’t necessarily have low prices but here shoes do. This place is a must and you’ll go crazy trying on every shoe from Moschino’s collections. But where is the Outlet Moschino?
The Outlet Moschino is with Pollini’s (just as amazing and worth a visit) in Via Erbosa 1, in Gatteo. The building is quite anonymous from the outside, but there’s a tower nearby that will help you locate the store, which is just beside it. To be sure you’re in the right place or if you need info about the route to get there, you can contact them at the telephone number +39 0541 818106.
Last but not least, if you really want to put a dent to your bank account, visit Sergio Rossi. You’ll find everything here: flats, sandals, open toes, high heels, very high heels, wedges, stilettos, ankle boots, boots and trust me, everything concerning the world of shoes is inside this store. You’ll leave your heart here, as well as a chunk of your wallet.
Prices are not exactly low, but they’re lower than you would find in stores: the outlet price for the shoes is half as much as the retail one. Sergio Rossi’s Outlet is the hardest to find. It’s located in Via Emilia Ovest, 86/90 in Savignano sul Rubicone, but there are no big signs and ads to show the way, just a doorway. Enter and a world will materialize before your eyes!
Have fun shopping, and I will not be held responsible for your bank statement at the end of the month!

We took and translated info from this source

Piadina: the secret bread of Rimini and Ravenna

PIADINA AN ITALIAN FLAT BREAD  TO BE IMAGINATIVELY STUFFED WITH ALL SORT OF DELICACIES.

As is often happens in the gastronomic history, truest popular flavours  colloquially also called “popular or poor food” are those that are guarantee to be good and healthy. The best ones are those that allow you to vary an ancient recipe and to create a traditional or a modern mean meal by just using your fantasty, in a delicious and satisfying alternative way.

The origin of the Piadina bread.

It is known and appreciated by connoisseurs and gourmets alike. The “piadina” comes from a long ancient Italian history. Someone says that everything started around the third century, according to a Roman historian. Beyond the secret knowledge in adding mysterious ingredients by the best “piadinaroli” widespread throughout the southern part of Italian Emilia-Romagna region, the basic piadina is simply composed by an handmade mixture of wheat flour, tepid water, salt, olive oil or lard. It is then laid in a thin disk-shaped flat bread with wooden tools like rolling pin and pastry-board, finally cooked on a metal plate called “testo”. Especially for those who are visiting the Adriatic Eastern coast, between an enjoyable and lively beach-life and a vibrant night-life, even in Winter, along the roads of Romagna an excellent Piadina Romagnola can be enjoyed almost anywhere.  In Rimini and Ravenna restaurants offer it instead of bread to accompany the typical meal of Romagna made of tagliatelle, lasagne, cappelletti and passatelli in brodo, salami, grilled or roasted meats and vegetables.

Romagna street food.

There are also the typical Piadina’s kiosk or small specialised shop called “Piada and Cassoni” offering only piada meals both in the classical version or with various fillings that are re-invented from time to time. Whether they are near the sea or inland, these shops offer assorted menu completely dedicated to “piadina and cassoni” or “cascioni”. The “cassone” is a piadina folded and closed in on itself like a panzerotto, to wrap stuffed with stringy cheese, such as mozzarella and tomato, or sausage and potatoes and sautéed vegetables. A must try! Yes, because piada and cassoni should be eaten hot, just pulled down from the testo. They are excellent when  stuffed with PDO Parma ham, soft cheese, sausage, grilled vegetables and even with sweet chocolate spread.

It is certain that if you try the real traditional piadina, you will enjoy a dish that satisfies your palate and your stomach. This experience will stay in your mind forever, renewing your desire to consume it again and again. For these reasons, the Piadina Romagnola has experienced in recent years a growing success even in large distribution as in supermarkets. Currently piadina is distributed in supermarkets pre-cooked, also proposed by local  cafe’ as an snack or as a part of an aperitif. When you are having a home dinner party with friends you could choose piadina as a valid alternative to the most famous pizza, combined with a good beer or  wine, such as Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore. It would be perfect when paired  with cold cuts such as salami, vegetables and cheeses, such as squacquerone (a noble soft cheese from romagna) or even with a  tuna and onion salad. There is no limit to the imagination when it comes to stuff a delicious piadina.

Rimini and Ravenna food and wine to die for.

Rimini and Ravenna are the  two pearls  of the Italian Adriatic Riviera. Here the Piada is listed in the menu of many beach restaurants. That would be perfect for enjoying the sea breeze, and while enjoying life flowing by. Someone will serve you a piadina filled with small grilled fish and a good white wine as Trebbiano or a fresh dry Albana.
What are currently the best selling piadina and cassoni? Piada with parma ham, squacquerone and rocket, sausage and onion, or hazelnut chocolate spread. An other good option is cassone stuffed with tomato and mozzarella, or sausage and potatoes, as well the vegetarian one with vegetable. Buon Appetito!