Osteria La Grotta


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Osteria La Grotta

Osteria La Grotta is one of the oldest ’osterie’ in town, with charming interior (and exterior). You can have a light lunch, an aperitif (over 200 wines on offer), or take advantage of the excellent and very generous fixed-price menu. It is great for cheeses and salami, and cured meats.


Brescian cuisine is well-known for its authenticity and its richness. Thanks to the city's history and the natural diversity of the surrounding area – rivers, lakes, plains, and mountains – the range of different local produce is huge: meat, fish, cheese, olive oil and of course wines from the famous Franciacorta region. Many of the popular dishes on offer have been eaten since the 15th century, such as grilled meats, rich meat stews, risotto, and polenta. The area north of the historic centre has a number of very cheap trattorie, popular with students and workers.