Have you ever been to Cinque Terre (meaning “Five Lands”) on the Italian riviera? If you haven´t, I recommend it. Two of our friends went there 2014, and they really inspired us to go.
We stayed in Levanto for 6 days, which is a small village, just north of Cinque Terre. From Levanto all the villages are easily reached by train or boat. Levanto is less exploited then the Cinque Terre villages, just how we like it. In Cinque Terre you can enjoy a combination of sun and sea, charming villages, a national park in the hills, hiking trails, the harbors, boat trips on the sea, good food, local wine, good seafood and of course lots of pasta and pizza.
Me and Freddy had an agreement that we had to eat Gelato at least once every day. And so we did. Italians have, without a doubt, the BEST ice cream in the world and we both became addicted to their Pistachio Gelato (It tastes nothing like at home!). It also tasted very different in different places, so naturally we had to try them (almost) all.
In this blog post I will share with you our food findings, some of which have better gluten free offerings. Afterwards you will find a cascade of photos from the trip, scroll as you please.
If you have any good food experience in this area! I love to hear from you!
Veciu Muin – Riomaggiore
Restaurant with good service and a nice environment. They offered both gluten free pasta and pizza. I had a salmon pasta that tasted amazing and Freddy had a gluten free pasta bolognese.
Nessun Dorma – Manarola
Simple and tasty small dishes with ham, cheese, olives and pesto to eat with a spectacular view of the harbor. Big sortiment of cocktails and local wines. They didn´t have any special gluten free options but have plenty of naturally gluten free alternatives. We wanted to come back here again but sadly we didn´t have time.
La Loggia – Levanto
Piazza della Loggia
A nice seafood restaurant with a special gluten free menu. The owner have a child who has celiac therefore they are very understanding and friendly. They even offered different gluten free bread together with your food. We ate a huge antipasti seafood starter with both warm and cold small dishes. For main course we ate a creamy clam pasta with lots of flavor.
The Italians have plenty of good food and drinks to offer, a few of my personal favorits that I think you mustn’t miss are: Peroni Senza Glutine, Gelato, Farinata, Aperol Spritz, Negroni and Caprese. All of which are gluten free.