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10 Things to eat in Treviso and where

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Between Piazza dei Signori, via Calmaggiore, the church of San Nicolò, the Isola della Pescheria and the Buranelli, this city will surprise you.

During a visit to this wonderful city, take advantage of it too immerse yourself in the food and wine culture of the area: the famous Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, radicchio, asparagus, bigoli, tiramisu are just some of the specialties to try. Also enjoy an aperitif with a glass of wine or a Spritz accompanied by cicchetti. You will not be disappointed!

Let's find out what they are the 10 things to eat in Treviso and where!



Index

  1. Cicchetti
  2. Risotto with Treviso red radicchio
  3. Risotto with asparagus
  4. Bigoli
  5. Sopa Coada
  6. Roasted goose with celery
  7. Baccalà alla Trevigiana
  8. Venetian-style stewed eel
  9. Tiramisù
  10. Fregolotta
  11. Where to eat in Treviso: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Cicchetti

Who the aperitif is a serious matter! There is nothing better than stopping at a bar or tavern with friends or colleagues, perhaps after a long day of work, and drinking a Spritz or the famous Prosecco of Valdobbiadene! All accompanied by the inevitable cicchetti.

But what exactly are cicchetti? It is about appetizers, small tastings of local products such as cold cuts, cheese, vegetables, fish and meat.
They can be bruschetta, canapes, meatballs, sandwiches, fried, from simple flavors to the most refined ones. You can choose them directly from the window or ask the waiter to make a small selection. Immerse yourself in the true Venetian aperitif!



  • Recommended to: aperitif, lunch, dinner, snack
  • Average cost: from € 2,50 per cicchetto (price to go up based on the type of cicchetto and the ingredients used)
  • Main ingredients: bread, fish, vegetables, cold cuts, cheese, meat based on the cicchetto

2 - Risotto with Treviso red radicchio

One of the specialties of this city is without a doubt the radicchio, to which the IGP recognition was returned (Protected Geographical Indication) from the European Union. It is about a variety of chicory with an intense dark red color and white streaks. It has a very crunchy texture and a bitter taste. It is used in so many recipes.

We advise you to try the Treviso red radicchio risotto, a dish found in most restaurants. And perhaps also one of the best combinations with radicchio, as it enhances its flavor. It's a perfect dish for any occasion, from a dinner with friends to a family lunch, it always makes everyone agree!

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 8,00
  • Main ingredients: rice, red radicchio from Treviso

3 - Risotto with asparagus

It is a typical product of the province of Treviso and is winner of the IGP recognition by the European Union. There are two types, the white and the green, which then include all the different varieties.

In restaurants you will find it really everywhere in first courses, as well as in appetizers and second courses as a side dish.
We advise you to enjoy it in a delicious asparagus risotto. Delicate taste, with a soft and creamy consistency, the flavor of the asparagus will be enhanced to the maximum. A dish that always makes a good impression in its simplicity.



  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 9,00
  • Main ingredients: risotto, asparagus

4 - Bigoli

They are a very popular type of pasta in Veneto. It is about a long pasta, made with soft wheat, water and salt, similar to a large spaghetti.

This pasta is offered in different variations, with different toppings: to be tasted absolutely with traditional recipe with anchovies and onions. Also excellent are the bigoli with duck sauce or those with sausage and radicchio.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 8,00
  • Main ingredients: soft wheat, water and salt

5 - Sopa Coada

It's a first course typical of Treviso cuisine. Its origin is not very clear, but it has been served in taverns for a very long time.
E' a pigeon pie, with a slightly dry consistency, in fact it is often served with a cup of boiling broth next to it to be poured over or eaten separately, according to your tastes.

This recipe, like many others, finds its birth in the peasant tradition and the pigeon was, and still is, a very present bird in this area. It is prepared by alternating layers of pigeon meat with white stale bread and then cooked very slowly in the oven. Absolutely to try.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 10,00
  • Main ingredients: pigeon meat, stale bread, meat broth, butter, parmesan

6 - Roasted goose with celery

It is defined the second dish par excellence.
The goose was a very present animal in the streets of the city, also thanks to the many waterways present, and therefore it is it has always been the basis of various traditional country recipes. We also recommend trying the bigoli with duck ragu as a first course.

You will find this second course in all restaurants and we absolutely recommend that you try it. The variant that is presented most often is roasted goose with celery, typical of the autumn period, but now present throughout the year.



  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 16,00
  • Main ingredients: goose, celery, carrots, onions, white wine, rosemary

7 - Baccalà alla Trevigiana

In the city you can also find different and excellent fish dishes, and if you want to get into the full gastronomic culture of the city, we recommend that you visit the fish market held every morning in the historic center, at the "Isola della Pescheria" market.

This dish is prepared by cutting the codfish in large chunks, later the fish comes floured and then cooked with onions, milk, butter and a little Parmesan on top. Excellent to accompany with polenta.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 15,00
  • Main ingredients: stockfish, onions, milk, flour, white wine, parmesan

8 - Venetian-style stewed eel

Eel alla veneta or alla veneziana, called bisato in tecia in dialect, is a famous dish of traditional Treviso cuisine. This dish it has very ancient roots and is part of the peasant tradition.

As the name suggests, the great protagonist of the dish iseel, which comes stewed and then served with vegetables, tomato and wine preserves. Excellent to serve also with soft white polenta.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 18,00
  • Main ingredients: eel, breadcrumbs, oil, white wine, tomato, parsley, sage

9 - Tiramisu

In Treviso dialect it is tiramesù. Perfect to eat at any time and on any occasion: at breakfast to start the day well, as a snack or every time our stomach rumbles, it is also the perfect dessert to end lunch or dinner with a flourish!

Surely you all know it already, it is a layered dessert where ladyfingers soaked in coffee and mascarpone cream alternate. A fresh dessert that immediately puts you in a good mood.

  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 4,00
  • Main ingredients: ladyfingers, coffee, mascarpone, eggs

10 - Fregolotta

The name of this typical dessert derives from the word fregole, which in Italian means crumbs. In fact, outwardly, it looks similar to sbrisolona, ​​even if the ingredients used are different.

It is a'amalgam of flour and sugar, crumbled and then moistened with fresh cream. Once the dough is placed in the pan, it is baked in the oven. Perfect paired with sweet white wine. The traditional recipe does not include dried fruit or chocolate, but by now it has become almost normal to add these ingredients, especially almonds and chocolate chips. You can find it in almost any bakery.

  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: flour, sugar, liquid cream

Where to eat in Treviso: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

Treviso boasts an ancient food and wine tradition, with particular and tasty dishes, even if simple at the same time, and with excellent wines and prosecco. Get advice to find the combination between your dish and an excellent glass of wine. As for the premises, we advise you to go to the taverns, present in every corner of the historic center and the city. Here you can taste the real dishes of the Treviso tradition, or opt for an aperitif based on cicchetti. Of course, there is no shortage of alternative restaurants and clubs.
Here are which restaurants, bars and taverns you absolutely must not miss:

1 - Hostaria Dai Naneti

  • Description: small but cozy place, perfect for an aperitif or a quick lunch, offers excellent sandwiches, platters of hams and various cheeses and different cicchetti, absolutely to try the wines
  • specialty: 0 km cheese and salami platters
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: vicolo Broli, 2 - Get directions / tel: 340 3783158

2 - Ancient Tower

  • Description: located in the historic center of Treviso, rustic-elegant, welcoming and well furnished; offers excellent dishes mainly based on fish, high quality raw materials and an extensive wine list
  • specialty: fish dishes
  • Average price: from € 30,00 per person
  • Address: via Inferiore, 55 - Get directions / tel: 0422 583694

3 - Trattoria All'Antico Portico

  • Description: located in the historic center, a welcoming place with outdoor tables; it offers excellent traditional dishes, as well as the wine list, strictly from Treviso
  • specialty: homemade bigoli with duck sauce and fresh fish of the day
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, 18 - Get directions / tel: 0422 545259

4 - Osteria Acquasalsa

  • Description: located in the historic center of Treviso, one of the best places to have an aperitif with the famous cicchetti; offers many variations; always very busy, reservations are recommended for dinner
  • specialty: mixed starters "Acquacotto", "Acquacrudo", "Acquafritto", "Acquavegetariano"
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: vicolo Pescheria, 43 - Get directions / tel: 0422 544982

5 - Malvasia

  • Description: located near Piazza dei Signori; small place specializing in brunch, with a particular and fairytale decor, ideal for breakfasts, aperitifs and lunches
  • specialty: brunch
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: vicolo Trevisi, 29 - Get directions / tel: 347 8741443
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