In a handy location in Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII in the Città Bassa is the restaurant, La Ciotola, a popular place for eating out in Bergamo.
Situated in an arcade just off the main street, it is on the left hand side walking towards Città Alta from the railway station, between Via Paleocapa and Via D’Alzano. In my experience a place for good food at an affordable price, La Ciotola offers a comprehensive menu of well cooked dishes, including local specialities such as gnocchi with fennel in a cream sauce and risotto with truffles in red wine.
For the main course there are fish and chicken dishes, as well as the local speciality of veal with mushrooms and polenta. There is also a comprehensive pizza list.
The wine is reasonably priced, the service is good and the restaurant is clean, smart and has a modern décor. There is free parking for customers off the Via Paleocapa.
La Ciotola, which means 'the bowl' -- presumably filled with something tasty -- is closed all day on Wednesdays and Thursdays at lunchtimes. To book a table, telephone 035 238334.
A MAGICAL PLACE
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.