The region of Le Marche is a food (and drink) lovers paradise! Whatever your preference, there really is an excellent choice of locally grown produce and the Italians love nothing better than sitting down to enjoy the freshest, home-grown food around. Tastes are simple but mouth-watering.
Wild Boar (Cinghiale)
Wild Mushrooms (Porchini)
Pasta (a thousand different ways)
Pecorino (local cheese. Pecora means sheep in Italian)
Gorgonzola (a creamy blue vein cheese)
Mozarella (available everywhere)
Smoked Hams (Prosciutto Crudo)
Baked Ham (Prosciutto Cotto)
Spit Roast Veal
There are always plenty of fesivals and markets for you to try the local specialities - see our separate page.
Whilst staying at The Hideaway, why not try one of our excellent local restaurants for a traditional Italian experience. We can reccommend:
Re Artu, Baldoni, Near Comunanza (0736 844380) Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Amazing thin, light pizzas, pasta and meat dishes. The house red is very good too, especially as it is only €3 per litre!
La Conca Agriturismo, Ceresola near Smerillo
0734 79387 http://www.cibibuoni.it/index.php/en/
For delicious homemade antipasta, pasta and grilled meats, with stunning views and lots of space for the children to play.
Bella Napoli, Piazzale Fratini,1 63021 Amandola (0736 847619)
Great pizza - the Calzone with gorgonzola is our favourite and for about £5.00
Agriturismo L'antico Gusto, Contr. Biordi, 16, 62020 Penna San Giovanni
Tel. 0733669293 Excellent agriturismo serving their own homemade cheeses, salami's and meats. Great value set menu and you can even buy meat to take home with you.