Food info: Veronese cuisine is quite different from the typical Italian cuisine famous all over the world. Northern Italian dishes are heavily based on rice, the Risotto, and Verona is a famous producer of one of the best varieties of rice (and the most expensive): Vialone Nano. Polenta is also famous in this region, consumed hot with salami or other meats. Of course, don’t forget the horse meat dishes, including pastisada de caval, or braised horse meat.
Reservations are recommended at the following trattorias and all are within walking distance from the city center.
Osteria Al Duca
A foodie institution in Verona and the former house of the Montecchi family, or shall I say, Romeo’s former house. The restaurant serves outstanding traditional cuisine at reasonable prices. Must reserve in advance.
Address: Via Arche Scaligere 2, Verona, Italy
Phone: +39 045 594474
Trattoria Alla Colonna
A local eatery serving regional specialties.
Address: Largo Pescheria Vecchia, 4, 37121 Verona, Italy
Phone: +39 045 596718
Food info: In northern Italy and particularly in the Veneto region, the popular aperitif of choice is the spritz, a cocktail of prosecco wine, bitter liqueur such as Aperol, Campari, Select or Cynar, and sparkling mineral water, all served over ice. During the warm months, you’ll find this orange cocktail on almost every table in cafés and restaurants in the region.
Caffe Brasserie Filippini
Amazing view facing Piazza Erbe, locals come here for a café before work or an apero before dinner. Also a good option for a late breakfast.
Address: Piazza Erbe 26, 37121 Verona, Italy
Phone: +39 045 8004549
Aquila Nera Cafè
An apéro spot for locals of all ages, Aquila Nera also serves complementary aperitif snacks along with your spritz.
Address: Galleria Pelicciai 2, 37121 Verona, Italy
Phone: +39 045 801 0172
One of the most popular gathering places for locals and tourists for a glass of wine or an aperitif cocktail (but not for the food), Osteria Verona is conveniently located at the corner of Piazza Erbe and Corso Sant’Anastasia.
Address: Piazza delle Erbe 34, 37121 Verona, Italy
Phone: +39 045 8030888