Ligurian Cuisine

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Ligurian cuisine is known for simple, fresh ingredients. The area is home to a long coastline, making seafood a prominent feature in dishes. One of the most famous Ligurian dishes is pesto, a sauce made with fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. A seafood dish that is popular in Liguria is acciughe ripiene, or stuffed anchovies. Baked or fried, the anchovies are stuffed with breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, and olive oil.

Liguria is also known for its vegetable dishes, such as farinata, a type of chickpea pancake that is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Another famous Ligurian dish is focaccia, a type of flatbread that is flavored with olive oil and often topped with onions, olives, or rosemary. Ligurian cuisine also features a variety of cheeses, such as the tangy and soft Toma cheese, and desserts like the sweet and aromatic pandolce cake.

Bountiful produce from the sea and the land and its long culinary traditions is what is ultimately celebrated in Ligurian cuisine. At Liguria Ristorante, we embrace all of this in our authentic dishes that we love sharing with our customers from around the world.

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