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The beaches, bars, resturants, flowerbeds,fountains and shops all make Cattolica a really nice place to stay in.4 photos The pictures were taken in may 2007.
Updated May 20, 2007
this is the typical old truly romagna trattoria, located in the old Cattolica, in a beautifull and peacefull littel square.
Here you can fell like at home, like in a romagna house with the old grand ma in the kitchen, the grand pa taht take order and the sons that are the weiters.....takeing you traditional romagna dishes.
In the summer you can have your meal under a big tree......
Very resonable prices.
they don't have fish dishes.
Enjoy your meal!
Favorite Dish: Home made pasta with romagna ragù ( try Strozzapreti), ossobuco with beans, erbette ( local wild veg), and home made cantucci ( they are not from romagna but they are great).
Written Aug 10, 2009
Address: Via dei Mille 2 CAttolica RN
Please don't pass by Locanda Liuzzi thinking it's just another place on Viale Carducci serving the same dishes to poor tourists at high prices and low quality ingredients------there are plenty of them but LOCANDA LIUZZI is a not one of them.This is a restuarant offering quality and variety at a reasonable price.
The decor gives you an idea of what's in store.Walls are lined with wine corks and wooden wine boxes giving an original but cozy feel to the place. Candles and the odd rose add to the minimalistic look. The entire decor was done by the owner himself----is he a chef or a designer? BOTH-----I like to call him a designer in the kitchen as this is the best way to describe this friendly rogue from Puglia.
The unusual theme continues in the form of the owner-chef RAFFAELE LIUZZI who pops up in his colourful apron complete with beret perched back to front on his head! The whole atmphere is designed to make you feel,welcome and at home.The food and service however are first class and not at all frivolous.The quality and freshness of the products are without doubt the best in Cattolica as is the extensive wine list which isn't limited to a few cheap bottles of sangiovese with prices marked up for tourists.The selection of wines is one of the best in the area and Raffael's wine knowledge is also better than any of the locals I have come across here who tend to think that the world's best and only wine is Sangiovese!!
You may need help translating the menu and I don't mean from Italian to English ,French etc. but to understand what a vertical pizza is for example or what aubergines have to do with a dessert menu!!!
Raffaele and his helpfull staff will take delight in explaining the unusual and original dishes on the menu and then it's down to enjoying a wonderful experience.
Favorite Dish: THEY ARE ALL GREAT!!
As a starter why not have some samples taken???
The "ANALISI" served in a rack with 5 test tubes containing various fish and liquid :
-tuna in a Bellini cocktail
-mussels in a bloody Mary
-prawns in a melon and campari reduction
-salmon in a sour yogurt cream
-san pietro fish in gazpacho
The idea is to eat the fish from the skewer and then drink the liquid.
You will certainly feel healthy and raring to get the next dish after your analisis.
The fillet in panettone is also fabulous with a fresh juicy tender piece of fillet wrapped in a tasty crust of panettone.
To end your experience why not try all of the desserts!!!
The most unusual and also the tastiest in my opinion is the millefoglie di melanzane!!!
Aubergines served with------------try it for yourself.
BUON APPETITO and hope you love the experience here as much as I do.
The first time I ate at the Locanda Liuzzi, I thought it was one of those places to go every 6 months or so but now eat here at least once every week. The menu changes 4 times a year and so there is always something new as Raffaele unlike others in the resort is open all year and doesn't hibernate in the Winter.
Updated Feb 28, 2005
Address: Viale Carducci 1.CATTOLICA. (RN)
We had all meals at the hotel Flaminio, and enjoyed all they served us.
But this little café - name forgotten a long time ago - became the favourite place
of my mother and her newfound friends.
Written Nov 6, 2002
The train station of Cattolica is on the line from Ancona to Bologna. A few fast trains stop here, but there plenty of local trains. There is a Bar at the station. The station is about 500 metres from the beach. Trains are run by Trenitalia, they have a good website for train times.
Updated May 20, 2007
I found Cattolica mostly as a tourist's town, full of street vendors, basars and boulevards. But there were some nice, bigger shops like Benetton, too. One nice beauty shop too. If I remember right there was also one shop selling all kind of African products.
What to buy: Tourist junk and stuff =)
Updated Jun 22, 2006
As you know Cattlica is a long the coast with many other places of smaller Italian citieis like Rimini and Riccione. When you travel here you will discover the long and beautiful beaches of Cattolica. Here you can swim and rest with your friends and family. All is about the salt water and the sandy beaches, so long it is not raining which we hope it is not. The beaches here are wonderful and come here and enjoy them with all other tourists.
Written May 21, 2012
Favorite thing: I remember well the pulsating life of the
shops that stayed open in late evening, and the crowds of people in the streets.
Written Nov 6, 2002