Eating in Italy – Outdoor Trattorias, Restaurants, and More

I don’t pretend to know the difference between trattorias, osterias, restaurants, or cafés in Italy. All I know is that whenever I had the chance I would always choose to eat outside. There is just something about the atmosphere that I love! And it amazes me how a small space, an alley or a sidewalk can be transformed into an outdoor eatery with ambience. It is one of the wonderful things about Italy.

Outdoor restaurant in Italy

Ristorante S. Eufemia in Verona, Italy

Bistro 18 in Bologna, Italy

Outdoor restaurant in Rome, Italy

Outdoor restaurant in Bellagio,Italy on Lake Como

Pizzeria du Tunnel in Courmayeur, Italy

Restaurant in Cisternino, Italy

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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2 Responses to Eating in Italy – Outdoor Trattorias, Restaurants, and More

  1. Florence says:

    Awesome pictures once again Margie!
    I loved eating outside every day while there.. We can eat outside where we live, but somehow there it was more than just the eating outside…it was the ambience and not being on vacation but actually experiencing and living it!
    Oh your pictures made me miss it all the more


  2. Bonnie D. says:

    I’m with Florence. It is the feeling of belonging that calls us to outdoor bistros. The ability to watch the crowd, enjoy the local food and so much less touristy than bigger, chain type hotels and coffee shops. I have no idea how they keep the places clean but clearly they do. Wish I had a coffee anda (a muffin, biscuit, etc, et al, ie a “anda>.” In Miami that would be a cafe con leche y pan tostados, por favor. A great way to start the day.


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