The food here is in-cre-di-ble. The staff is higly qulified in the kitchen and serving the tables: they were the staff of a very old restaurant in the very heart of Piacenza (l´Agnello) that has closed because of retirement of its owner. When you sit, you will notice a jar with smashed grease and bacon chunks in it and green spices: it´s the Pistagras, a fat and flavourful grease you must try and spread it on the local bread served. No one can yet deny the excellence of the dishes and wines. Oh, wines: ask for red ones from Val Trebbia or Val Luretta; or if you want to simply ask for a type of grape used, say: Barbera or Bonarda (the former is sweet, though, so watch out). Or let the maitre (Mr. Angelo) decide for you if you feel you could endanger the outcome of the order :) Every cent here is worth it.
Favorite Dish: In this city there are 3 main curses you must eat and they serve it delicious: Pisarei e Fasö (beans and pasta as big as the beans in a slight tomatoe sauce that is cooked for hours in "grandma´s tradition"; Tortelli di Ricotta e Spinaci (stuffed noodles with cheese - not too salty - and smashed spinach) and Anolini in Brodo (small ham and cheese stuffed noodles swimming in a light meat broth obtained by cooking three types of meat in three different containers so it preserves indipendent taste till the end). And then finish (if you can still make it) with a piece of Coscia di Faraona. It´s not a conventional chicken leg, it´s muuuch more to it. Let an espresso coffee finish your day here.
Can’t remember any special places close to the stadium, but there should be the possibility to eat a sandwich, sausage or a hamburger from the special food-wagons that you’ll always find outside Italian stadiums at matchdays.
Otherwise I can recommend the fast-food-restaurant outside the trainstation.
Family run, typical of the hills of Valtidone.
PISAREI e FASo
Favorite Dish: Torta di zucca (crostata)
Pisarei e Faso
Risotto con i funghi