This was another fantastic little place that was very local and very friendly, the food was good although we only tried the buffet selection that they put out for free in the early evening, it was a great place to sit outside of next to the fountain, we could sit there, see the place we were stopping at and the Wonderful Bar Genis Pizzeria, really we did not have to go anywhere else!
The view I had while sitting outside is one of my favorite memories of Bergamo.
I only wish we had eaten here on our first night, we could have saved a fortune and eaten the best food all week!! this place really is the place to go. It is a fantastic little restaurant were mamma still cooks the food and the sons and daughters wait on.
The food was really nice,we only managed to go twice which was a real shame, we should have gone every night!
Caffè Falconi is a wine bar. The front room is a cosy living room-like place with a great atmosphere. At the rear is a modern annex.
The owner is very helpful in explaining the drinks.
We were here for the first time gathering during the Euromeet 2012.
La Marianna is busy place as it is strategically located at the route from the bus stop to the San Vigilio funiculare.
La Marianna offers brunches , lunches, coffee breaks and fine dinners.
Visit the indoors pastries and bread shop; it's just too much to choose from.
The outdoors terrace is cosy, surrounded with beautiful flowers and an ideal spot for people watching.
Favorite Dish: Any of the goodies from the shop.
Pizzeria Capri Trattoria is a great place to order a pizza or even better, have a tradional Italian meal. I still am surprised that our 80 people group fitted in the dining room at the first Euromeet 2012 dinner. The restaurant uses each inch where possible. There is a covered terrace on the walkway in front of the restaurant and at the entrance is a small space to have drink and a snack. The bar is directly behind and the dining room is the next space. The kitchen is in the rear and somewhere in between are the bathrooms.
Favorite Dish: The Piatto della Tradizione (Traditional dish) comprising of Casoncelli (a traditional Bergamo pasta dish), polenta, salame bergamasco (Bergamo salami) coniglio (rabbit) and taleggio (taleggio cheese).
And a dessert for 5 Euros (great cake!)
We had the Euromeet 2012 Farewell Meal in this restaurant.
There's a large dining room and terrace on the first floor next to the Library with a partial view over the square.
Il Sole is more than a restaurant; it also is an Inn with 10 rooms.
Favorite Dish: Bis di Paste : Risotto - gnocchetti di patate
(Rice with chicory & branzi (local cheese) - potato dumpling with tomato sauce and cream)
Bis di Carne : Arrosto di vitelio - congilio con polenta
(roast veal and rabbit with polenta)
Macedonia con Gelato
(Fruit salad with ice cream)
I haven't tried the restaurant at Vox, but I had a non alcoholic drink with various finger food.
I think this is a good place to visit at the so-called happy hour. This is a period of time, usually from 5.30 p. m. to 9 p. m. when you can have a drink (alcoholic or non alcoholic) accompanied with various nibbles (chips, olives and more).
After a short stroll in the lower part of the city I went to this cafe-restaurant. A group of VTers were sitting outside enjoying their drinks and their food (see Euro VT meeting). I headed to the counter and asked the bartender for a drink. He prepared a fruit drink. At the happy hour time you can help yourself with the food you see on the plates on the counter. I took a dish and filled it with various food. I went to the outside area and joined the VT group.
The evening I was at Vox there was a good choice of food. Bits of pizza, tortillas, potatoes, aubergines and other good things.
This shop is part of a chain of bakeries in Bergamo.
Here they have a good choice of cakes, pizza and various kinds of bread. Pizza can be warmed by the shop assistants if you like.
Favorite Dish: I went to Tresoldi to buy some pastries with small pieces of fruit (apricot, apple, berries) or chocolate. Once I bought a croissant with jam. It was very good.
Antica Trattoria La Columbina was the location where we had the second dinner at the Euromeet 2012. We had to wait a while, why the restaurant was prepared to serve us.
We had our gathering in the front and central room and somehow the owners used the balcony for some local guests. I only can say the place was loaded, but the service was prompt and the food excellent. And the house cat was entertaining everybody.
Favorite Dish: Asse di salumi tipici
Lardo alle erbe
Polenta taragna con funghi
Stinco, coniglio, brasato
Patate al forno
I have called this "Fast Food" wwhich undersells it. To call it Lcoalor Italian would be overstatement.
It is a counter service, take your tray to teh plastic fast food style seating yourself sort of place. We had a large pizza slice each (ham and black olives / vegetariana), one large crocchheti a pot of tea and a soft drink at lunch time. Did us proud as we were only an hour or so away from heading back to Orio al Serio airport : ( and of course the most aurthentic pizzeria doesn't open fior lunch
Favorite Dish: It just pizza slices on the go !
The Friday night of our 2012 stay we dined here for the pizza. We were pretty early - just as well as it soon filled up, but service remained speedier and attentive. Including a Eu4 coperto for 2, and with breadsticks, Acqua Panna mineral water, a full litro vino bianco della casa, and two pizzas, we were a little over Eu30.
After failing to get a table at La Valtellinese (see 2012 tip) and not wanting to wait til 10pm for a table at Osteria di Valenti (see 2007 tip) we came back about 9pm or so on the Saturday. Not long after we were in they were also full and turnign people away
Favorite Dish: Pizza - my usual anchovy / Napoletana
I has swordfish for a main - had better, but I have had truly wonderful swordfish, so not a criticism - merely a qualification!
So 4 1/2 for pizzeria and 3 1/2 for ristorante = avergae of 4 ****
Even before we visited Bergamo for the Euromeet 2012 the fame of GROM had come to us.
Some forum replies just had the word GROM in them and it became clear we had to hurry, before all ice cream stock was eaten by the VT's Northern Crew.
This shop is just a must to visit.
Favorite Dish: Ice cream.
"Bergamo Alta LA BIRRERIA Tavola Calda Snack Bar" fairly covers the bases descriptive wise. Although it loks like two premises outside it isn't , and pretty compact though with more room to the back of the property. You will see in one of my shots I got it empty (after lunch) to show the extent.
Unspectacular but authentic birreria serving sandwiches and pasta, I loved the old time layout, particularly the old ad for Moretti. Here was me used to feel BAD about drinking too much of the stuff ! - But apparently if you can manage SIX PINTS at lunchtime,you have the equivalent nutriition of 3/4 pint milk. 3 eggs, more than a pound of fresh fruit, 52g butter 105 grams fresh bread 284g potato - check out my picture.
Squeezed in some beautiful Casonsèi whilst ion the Moretti diet......!
Favorite Dish: Casonsèi is the local dish in dialect, known as casoncelli, a spiced sausage ravioli in a sauce of melted butter, pancetta and sage with grated parmigiano. 101 house recipes and local variations, this is a nice one. My wife ordered a tuna sandwich but we got a load of bread as expected to mop up the burro e salvia
For tea, import beer, the bread/coperto and two lunch items we were just over Eu20
Agnello d'Oro is a first class family hotel. It has an excellent tarras in front of the building at one of Città Alta's small squares.
First class service and a great atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: I think I had a soup of the day for lunch.
Decided to eat here at Agnello d'Oro Restaurant just by chance. We had spoken of sampling the Polenta here in Italy and they had an advertisment for this EXACT dish at a special price that day.
And and EXCELLENT choice it was. The exterior of the restaurant is not much to see, but the interior is filled from corner to corner and floor to ceiling with local items so you have much to look at as you wait for your food.
The staff was very helpful and our particular waitress also spoke English which is a big plus since our Italian is almost non existant.
Favorite Dish: Zohara and I enjoyed the dishes shown in the third and fourth photos.
Rabbit with Polenta
Bacon and Cheese in Polenta
We were very pleased with both.