A handful of eateries where you can sample the local flavors
Self-entitled a “town of the sea” (citta di mare), it comes as no surprise fishery has always been the core of Caorle’s economical life. It’s not just the casoni that remind us of the ancient traditions of the place, but the resort’s cuisine too. If you truly want to get to know Caorle, you must sample some of its specialties, most of which are seafood and fish-based dishes of peasant origin.
In spite of its rustic character – or, perhaps, precisely due to it – the Caprulan cuisine has become known in the entire province of Venice. Nothing too complicated, nothing too inventive: it keeps true to the simplicity of its ingredients. The gifts of rivers, of the lagoon and of the sea, turned into mouthwatering plates: the spirit of the local cuisine that you can experience if you want to widen your gastronomic horizon.
The tasty broeto caorlotto is a sort of soup still made after the old recipes of the fishermen. This fish soup is eaten with polenta: highly recommended if you count on full satisfaction. Complement this first dish with the hearty sardee in saor, marinated sardines: the fresh catch is first fried and then immersed in a dip made of oil, fried onions and vinegar, abundantly salted.
Also evoking the old meals of the fishermen there is the so-called bisato al speo, skewered roasted eel prepared with no wandering from the ancient recipe. Local cuisine also uses octopus (moscardino), clams, crab, squid, mullets, shrimps, cuttlefish, scallop, sole fish. The fresh seafood usually graces pasta or rice plates: check out the so-called riso ai frutti del mare (rice with sea food) or riso con il nero di seppia (rice with squid), or any combo of the above.
Wash down your meals with some of the best wines produced in the region. Fortunately, Caorle is surrounded by prestigious vineyards, e.g. Basso Piave and Lison-Pramaggiore. Each year, producers press the precious liquor from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Raboso, Pinot noir, Pinot grigio, Merlot, Tocai, Verduzzo and Chardonnay. Excellent vintages are given off by local grapes: Malbech, the so-called Refosco dal peduncolo rosso and Verduzzo dolce.
If you’re at a loss when it comes to associating food and wine, rest assured: if you dine out, most restaurants’ staffs have great command of gastro-enological culture, so they know what to recommend.
Boasting of a delightful menu that, of course, includes local traditional dishes, Ristorante All'Anguilla also takes pride in a privileged location. It is easy to find due to its proximity to the Cathedral, in the historical center, also close to the beach. The food offer is complemented by a smart choice of wines.
The service is exquisite, and the atmosphere very friendly. One of tourists’ favorite eateries in Caorle. Keep in mind the restaurant usually closes off season.
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A bit pricier than the typical seafood and fish restaurant, but you get your satisfaction out of it: Antico Pretoria is located close to the historical center and it complements the traditional menu with an inviting list of pizzas.
This pizzeria and fish restaurant is almost unanimously deemed one of the classiest eateries in Caorle. It’s not just the food and the wine – of course there’s wine, the wine list is a prerequisite for any respectable restaurant in Caorle – it is also the service that increases the appeal of the place: some might find it a bit chaotic but, all in all, friendly and energetic.
Gelateria MUThe uniqueness of this special spot is how it tempts clients. On top of the fact fantastic varieties of ice-cream fill the windows with beautiful colors and mouthwatering textures, all ingredients are detailed in respect to their origin and quality. All natural, all organic, some are selected to meet the needs of people with intolerances to various nutrients. However, the selling point is the fact Gelateria MU invites you in a DIY kind of sweet reverie: you literally make your own ice cream to match your fantasy and cravings. It opens throughout the tourist season, and it is an omnipresent brand on the Adriatic coastline and further inland. Check the data below to learn useful information about opening hours, address and contact details: