Bergamo’s beautiful upper town, the Città Alta (pictured above), is a magical place well worth visiting. Use this website to help you plan your trip to Bergamo in Northern Italy and find your way to some of the other lovely towns and villages in Lombardia that are perhaps less well known to tourists.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dining out in the Città Bassa

If you want to find somewhere to eat in the Città Bassa (lower town) there are plenty of good restaurants.
Whether you are looking for somewhere to have a pizza or the chance to sample some traditional Bergamo dishes, there is a wide choice within easy reach of Porta Nuova in the heart of the Città Bassa.
A long-standing, authentic restaurant serving Lombardian specialities is La Valtellinese Taverna in Via Tiraboschi.
Established in 1967, La Valtellinese serves traditional food to the people of Bergamo and visitors to the city. It is closed on Mondays. Telephone 035 243 331 to book a table.
In nearby Via San Bernardino is the Del Gallo trattoria and pizzeria, which serves a comprehensive menu in an intimate atmosphere. There are some Sicilian specialities and the fresh fish is particularly good.  It is open every evening. Telephone 035 330344 to book a table.
There is a friendly pizzeria in Via Zambonate. Capri Da Nasti pizzeria and trattoria is closed on Mondays. Telephone 035 247 911 to book a table.
And La Ciotola in Viale Papa Giovanni XXlll serves visitors and local people every day except Wednesdays and Thursday lunch times. Telephone 035 238 33 4 to book.

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