Province of Reggio Calabria Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Province of Reggio Calabria

December 6, 2017 Renato Branum

The Province of Reggio Calabria (Italian: Provincia di Reggio Calabria) is a province in the Calabria region of Italy. It is the southernmost province in mainland Italy and is separated from the island of Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The Aspromonte massif dominates the western part, and with its long coastline, the province is a popular tourist destination during the summer. The capital is the city of Reggio.
Things to do in Province of Reggio Calabria

1. Gambero Rosso

Via Montezemolo 63, 89046 Marina di Gioiosa Ionica, Italy Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$345 - HK$1,381 +39 0964 415806
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 424 reviews

Gambero Rosso

Reviewed By Giulia P - Brooklyn

We have have visited here on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. The reinvented dishes of the region's "cucina tipica" are superb. Fresh, local seafood prepared in a variety of ways - raw, steamed, baked, etc. - is always excellent. The traditional, refined, and upscale surroundings added to our experience. The owner and wait staff are warm, welcoming, and always professional. Whenever we visit the Ionian coast of Calabria, a visit to Gambero Rosso is an absolute must!

2. La Collinetta

Via Colaca, 89040 Martone, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0964 51680
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

La Collinetta

Reviewed By tappa - Canada

This is a true find!! The chef grows his own vegetables in his sunny Italian garden then creates amazing dishes, depending on the vegetables in season and creative ambitions that day. He serves so much food, antipasti, not sure who would be able to eat the next courses, homemade pasta and meat. This is crazy, amazing good food in a really cute, spotlessly clean restaurant.
Does not offer pizza in the day, but I'm told it's to die for in the evening in the wood fired oven.
Best, absolute best food I had in Calabria! I must try, especially if you want a true Italian, Calabrian experience. The view from the tow Martone are fantastic!,

3. Officina del Gusto

Via Placido Geraci 17/19 | Via Placido Geraci 17/19, 89128, Reggio Calabria, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Lunch, Dinner HK$385 - HK$432 +39 0965 332830
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 561 reviews

Officina del Gusto

Restaurant "natural food" in keeping with the culture of our land and the rediscovery of the traditional tastes. Research Laboratory of food and wine, with attention to detail and the raw materials used, is the ideal place to spend attractive moments conviviali.Tra activities, theme nights presentation products / producers, tasting workshops and cultural promotion of food and wine.

Reviewed By MosleyL

Our hotel owner suggested this restaurant and we were happy that he did. It was close to our B & B Pellicano and the food was excellent. Don't miss the suggested appetizer to share. The waitress kept bringing several different dishes, each one better than the next. She also suggested an excellent Calabrian wine to compliment our dinner.

4. Ristorante "Do' Priuri"

Via Consalvo, 89040 Antonimina, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Italian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$118 - HK$235 +39 0964 312031
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

Ristorante "Do' Priuri"

Il ristorante "Do'Priuri" nasce nel Marzo del 2001, quando la famiglia Pelle alias "Priuri" decide sia arrivato il momento di ingrandire la piccola attività situata al centro del Paese. Nonostante fosse situato in un paese interno, di non facile raggiungimento ,il locale è diventato uno dei punti fermi della cucina tradizionale della provincia di Reggio Calabria, attirando non solo la clientela regionale , ma anche nazionale ed internazionale. I pezzi forti del nostro menù ,oltre all'antipasto "Dò Priuri", sono I Maccheroni filati a mano col sugo di capra, le polpette di maiale , le melanzane m'buttunate,il capretto al forno,le nostre grigliate di maiale (allevati da noi) e infine il gelato vero e proprio fiore all'occhiello tra le nostre produzioni. Il locale sorge sui ruderi di un antico oleificio ,molto particolare, si dispone su 3 piani ed è composto da tante micro-salette , e con terrazzo vista mare da un lato e montagne dall'altro. Vi aspettiamo.

Reviewed By JebbieSmalls - Zurich, Switzerland

Fantastic Calabrese cuisine, and a great atmosphere. Try to get a table outside on the patio in the summer. Don't get there too early ... ideally arrive at 9 or 10 pm to get in the place when it's in full swing!

5. Pizzeria Mandalari

Via Udine 5, 89128, Reggio Calabria, Italy Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +39 333 121 7210
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 866 reviews

Pizzeria Mandalari

Pizza and vegan and vegetarian cooking

Reviewed By Chouwa D - Markham, Ontario, Canada

We first tripped over this restaurant by mistake. It was a Saturday, it was raining and the previous restaurant we went to only took Reservations. We noticed a big sign "Pizzeria, Ristorante Vegetariano Mandalri" a vegetarian restaurant in Calabria is rare, as we are mostly vegetarian we ventured in. The youthful looking waiter looked at us, asked if we had Reservations, we told him we did not and he apologized - saying they were fully booked. Our tears mixed with the rain falling from our wet heads. The point is make Reservations on the weekends.
But the story does not end there. In our travels by foot through the town we once again ended up at the Pizzeria Mandalari. This time it was an off hour on a Tuesday, the restaurants door was partially open - we peaked in, the kitchen had activity but the dining room lights were off. Too bad, closed. We saw a small grocery store across the street with a poster for a vegetarian restaurant. Upon closer inspection we note it is for the restaurant Mandelari, a man pokes his head out of the store and asks us if we want lunch. He saw us looking in the restaurant, he asks if we want pizza. My wife and I both declare that is exactly what we want. O.K he says come with me. We cross the street once more, enter the restaurant and we are treated to what is probably the best vegetarian pizza I have ever experienced. Simply mouth watering delicious. There were many other items on the menu but as the kitchen was not fully open pizza with seasonal vegetables as the toppings and great regional cheese was all that was made available to us.
The owner, Johnny chatted with us and made us feel welcome. He played music, jazz, setting the perfect ambience and poured a half carafe of Calabrese red wine. The wine was excellent. Upon completing our meal we were treated to a home made aperitif, a digestive that was delicious. What an incredible experience, we are very appreciative of Pizzeria Mandalari and chef Johnny for taking such good care of us.
We will do our best to come back and to spread the word to all our friends in Calabria and abroad. Grazie per tutti.
Paul & Ninetta

6. Trattoria U Ricriju

Via Circonvallazione Nord 173, 89048 Siderno, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$141 - HK$243 +39 389 968 7228
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 304 reviews

Trattoria U Ricriju

Reviewed By Marycairdmeleca - Siderno

Living here in Siderno have had the pleasure of eating here quite a few times, every time the food is excellent and in season, he prepares the dishes (Calabrian) like his Grandmother would have done. Olives and dried Tomatoes etc., are from the family farms and he and family make them all. When visiting here you are also entertained by him, and if lucky his sister who is a lovely singer,and a few locals, great enjoyable night.

7. Ristorante Pizzeria Joe Pizza

Strada Ligonia Carella 1, 89046 Marina di Gioiosa Ionica, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner HK$126 - HK$243 +39 320 878 1096
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Ristorante Pizzeria Joe Pizza

Ristorante pizzeria "Joe Pizza" - Marina di Gioiosa Jonica La nostra cucina semplice e gustosa, propone piatti tipici calabresi, carne di prima scelta. Inoltre per chi volesse gustare la tipica pizza italiana , avra la possibilita di scegliere tra oltre 50 varieta che il nostro menu consiglia. A vostra disposizione una vasta scelta di vini. Il proprietario vi aspetta per darvi un caloroso benvenuto e offrirvi qualita, servizio, cortesia, e professionalita

Reviewed By tappa - Canada

Beef is served on a heated stone and it finishes its cooking at your table, the quality is fantastic! Not easy to find great beef in Calabria, but Joe Pizza has it!! Great spot! Owner offers a great homemade chocolate liquor after your meal. Chips are homemade, great!

8. Mamas Pellaro

Via Quattronari 14 | presso Centro Equitazione Foti, 89134, Reggio Calabria, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Cafe, Pub, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$141 - HK$385 +39 333 433 1331
Excellent
69%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mamas Pellaro

Reviewed By Veronica A

Frequento questa locale ormai da anni... Sia per le feste che per una semplice serata. Il locale è bellissimo e il cibo è ottimo e di qualità ( dai fritti al dolce). Per non parlare del personale gentilissimo... Consiglio a tutti di provare almeno una volta e non rimarrete delusi...

9. Codice Blau Birroteca

Via Roma Nuova N_50, 89047 Roccella Ionica, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards Late Night, Drinks, Dinner +39 320 852 6357
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Codice Blau Birroteca

Locale creato e basato sulla selezione di birre estere ricercate e prodotti selezionati,accompagnati anche da una vasta scelta culinaria tra panini,toast,piadine e molti secondi sfumati con la birra.

Reviewed By Emanuele C - Chieti, Italy

Che dire, un posto che è sempre una garanzia, meta fissa oramai da anni, il gestore cordialissimo con tutto il suo staff. Un posto che non smette mai di sorprenderti grazie alla vasta scelta di birre (vi consiglio di chiedere anche eventuali novità fuori menù) e le continue innovazioni in ambito culinario.

10. B White Pinseria Pinzeria Pizzeria

SS 106 KM 100 - Locri Via Guglielmo Marconi 182, 89044, Locri, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Brew Pub, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks HK$47 - HK$181 +39 0964 232424
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 320 reviews

B White Pinseria Pinzeria Pizzeria

Reviewed By calabrialovers

excellent food, nice staff. If you are in the area I will recommend this restaurant, very special food!! Greetings from Peter, Marissa, Simone and Ineke from Holland

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