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.


It’s paradise for polenta lovers at Da Ornella

To try traditional Bergamo dishes in the heart of the Città Alta (upper town) go to Trattoria Da Ornella.
Conveniently located in Via Gombito, which links the funicular station with the Piazza Vecchia, the square at the heart of the Citta Alta, the restaurant advertises that Polenta Taragna is their speciality. 
You can try Da Ornella’s version of Polenta Taragna on its own, or served with a mixture of meats.
Although the restaurant looks small from the outside, it is spacious inside with plenty of tables. The décor is simple with check table cloths, plain walls and high vaulted ceilings. There is also a garden for outside dining in good weather.
On the menu there is a selection of antipasti, pasta dishes, polenta and meat dishes.
For my main course I tried stinco da forno with polenta, a piece of pork shin braised in wine with vegetables, which was delicious.
Da Ornella offers a good selection of wines at reasonable prices and the staff are friendly and provide good service.
The restaurant is closed on Thursdays and booking is recommended. Trattoria Da Ornella is at Via Gombito 15 (Telephone 035 232736).

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