Welcome to Friuli-Venezia Giulia! We are talking about the north-eastern region of Italy, very close to the border with Austria and Slovenia, a region between the sea and the mountains where very famous wines are produced. If you are looking forward to tasting the typical food and wine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, you are in the right place!
In this extraordinary mixture of cultures and traditions there is Pordenone, a city rich in flavours that are waiting to be discovered: from typical dishes to local wines.
Among the typical dishes that are often served on the tables of the restaurants in Friuli, there is Pitina, a special type of cured meat that in recent years has been served as an appetizer on a par with the most famous ham San Daniele. Continuing to talk about appetizers, "Salam tal aset" is also well known and is a fresh salami cooked in vinegar, usually with onion.
Among first courses, the soup with pasta, barley and beans, the gnocchi made of polenta, the risotto and orzotto are extremely popular. A very famous dish that is present in all the restaurants of Friuli-Venezia Giulia is Frico with polenta. A beloved second course is also "Muset e brovada", cotechino with turnips. Codfish and frittata are other traditional dishes eaten in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia is also an important wine region, renowned all over the world. The wines of this area derive from the cultivation of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. There are also Chardonnay, Pinot and Sauvignon. These wines are generally classified, according to the origin, into two D.O.C. designations: Friuli Grave and Lison-Pramaggiore.
The great variety of traditional dishes will certainly satisfy all tastes! Eating in one of the restaurants in Friuli-Venezia Giulia or in the surroundings of Pordenone will be an unforgettable experience for all our guests!