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azarzana Mar 2, 2012 04:05 PM

There will be 4 adults that like good food & wine we will start out staying 4 nights in Le Marche (Senigallia) then 4 nights in Tuscany (San Casciano V.P.) then to Modena and last 4 nights in Piedmont (Alfiano Natta) then back to the USA. Would anyone please give me some restaurans and or wine bars in any of these location.
Thanking you in advance.


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    barberinibee Mar 2, 2012 08:32 PM

    I recommend that you invest in both Fred Plotkin's Italy for the Gourmet Traveler (available from Amazon) and this:


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    1. re: barberinibee
      azarzana Mar 3, 2012 07:55 AM

      Thank you, I have just ordered it and look forward to reading.

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      ghiottone Mar 2, 2012 10:42 PM

      Senigallia has two high-end restaurants, and both are excellent: Madonnina del Pescatore (http://www.morenocedroni.it/madonnina/main.php) and Ulliasi (http://www.uliassi.it/eng/index_eng.html). Expect to spend upwards of €80 pp, though.

      There are also more affordable restaurants. As I noted in a post awhile back, there are a number of good restaurants along the southern Lungomare (i.e. bearing right at the rotunda). Fish is obviously the standard fare. The best is Luna Rossa, on the water side of the road. Across the road and down a bit (IIRC) is La Griglia, a more traditional-looking trattoria but also with good food. In the same area but away from the water is Le Mirage, one of the best places for reasonably priced fish. Bear im mind that, although Senigallia is right on the Adriatic, fish can tend to be pricey, meaning that "reasonable" is a relative term.

      If you have a car, I can also suggest you head up the road to Marotta, maybe a 15-minute drive. Try Ristorante Boy, near the central access to the beach and with nice view of the Adriatic, or my current fav, El Garagol (http://www.elgaragol.it/), where you should be sure to try the garagoi alla marottese, local dialect and local preparation for local sea snails.

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      1. re: ghiottone
        azarzana Mar 3, 2012 07:56 AM

        Thanks for so many great suggestions we will go to your current favorite for sure.

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        DavidT Mar 3, 2012 03:29 PM

        Be sure to go to the upper right-hand corner of this page and do searches for the regions and cities you are planning to visit. You will find many, many helpful suggestions already here for you to review.

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        1. re: DavidT
          DavidT Mar 3, 2012 07:29 PM

          The Giusti food shop is Modena is a must visit. They also have a small room (with 4 tables) that serves an excellent lunch.


          1. re: DavidT
            azarzana Mar 3, 2012 08:51 PM

            Thank you I will check it out!

            1. re: DavidT
              azarzana Mar 3, 2012 08:52 PM

              David, thanks for all your help.

              Mille Grazie!

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