Traditional flavours

La Spezia is home to culinary delights and fine wines. From testaroli to the olive oil from the Eastern Ligurian Riviera, from mussels to the Sciacchetrà wine.

This is living La Spezia bite after bite!

Stuffed mussels

Stuffed mussels

Stuffed mussels

While you are enjoying your stuffed mussels, you will taste the perfect combination of flavors of the sea and of the land.

Muscoli ripieni
Farinata

Farinata

Farinata

The origins of this dish go all the way back to the Roman times, as the ancient edicts establishing rations.

Farinata
La Spezia-style anchovies

La Spezia-style anchovies

La Spezia-style anchovies

La Spezia-style anchovies are a nice and tasty second course of the Ligurian food tradition.

Acciughe alla spezzina
Sciacchetrà

Sciacchetrà

Sciacchetrà

Amber tint, intense aroma, and fruity flavor. This is the Protected Denomination of Origin (DPO) Sciacchetrà.

Sciacchetrà
Pesto sauce

Pesto sauce

Pesto sauce

Pesto is the culinary symbol of excellence of Liguria and has become one of the most famous sauces in the whole world.

Pesto
Olio DOP Riviera di Levante

Olio DOP Riviera di Levante

Olio DOP Riviera di Levante

The olive oil from the Eastern Riviera, abounding in local olive trees, is high in in oleic acid, low in linoleic acid, and low in acidity.

Olio DOP Riviera di Levante
Mesciùa

Mesciùa

Mesciùa

Mesciùa is the quintessential local dish and represents a combination of flavors and traditions of this territory.

Mesciùa
DOC Colli di Luni

DOC Colli di Luni

DOC Colli di Luni

The territory of the Denomination of Origin "Colli di Luni" corresponds to the eastern part of the Liguria region.

DOC Colli di Luni
Scherpada

Scherpada

Scherpada

The history of gastronomy also plays its part, with street food and the poor dishes of La Spezia cuisine.

Scherpada
Panigacci

Panigacci

Panigacci

The panigacci are a typical dish of Lunigiana-La Spezia area, created for the first time in the village of Podenzano.

Panigacci
Testaroli

Testaroli

Testaroli

La Spezia is home to an exclusive dish: testaroli. If you are visiting the area, find some time to taste the “testaroli al pesto”.

Testaroli
Rice Pie

Rice Pie

Rice Pie

The torta di riso of La Spezia is excellent as a first course and it becomes a gratifying and light meal.

Torta di riso