Italian in Parco Nazionale del Pollino

Luna Rossa

In Terranova di Pollino, Luna Rossa is the highly esteemed restaurant of chef Federico Valicenti. Basilicatan cuisine is perfectly expressed in simple, delicious dishes such as hand-made cavatelli pasta with porcini…
Trattoria in Reggio di Calabria

La Cantina del Macellaio

One of the best restaurants in Reggio, serving fagioli cu l'oghiu bonu (Sicilian beans), maccheroni al ragù di maiale (handmade pasta with pork sauce) and involtini di vitello (veal rolls) in an open, tiled dining r…
Italian in Parco Nazionale del Pollino

Da Peppe

In Rotonda, this is a winner, with wonderful local meat and woodland products such as truffles, mushrooms and even nettles (in a dish of ravioli), all served in a cosy converted townhouse near the main piazza.
Italian in Cosenza

L'Osteria degli Amici

There's no sea in Cosenza, yet the seafood is spot on at this diminutive family restaurant just off the city's main pedestrian street. With Sicily so close you can't go wrong with the linguine alle vongole (pasta an…
Italian in Tropea

Al Pinturicchio

Recommended by the locals, this restaurant in a smartly whitewashed cellar in the old town has a romantic ambience, candlelit tables and a solid repertoire of Calabrian dishes.