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“Excellent restaurant - Beautiful View”

Ristorante Bellaria
Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Rivergaro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 5, 2013

The last time that my wife and I visited Bellaria was in 2005 at a family gathering. Bellaria was originally built and operated by my Italian family and remained so until 1980 when it changed ownership. The current owners continue to operate Bellaria with the same care and quality as in the past. In fact, they have done an excellent job redesigning and redecorating the trattoria so that today it is unquestionably one of the best, most attractive in the Rivergaro, Italy area.

On this occasion my wife and I stopped at Bellaria for a light pranzo. We both chose the anolini piacentini, a spinach and ricotta stuffed pasta served in a butter sauce and covered with Parmesan cheese (formaggio grattugiata). This very tasty dish was preceded by a house salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, walnuts and gorgonzola cheese. Naturally, this was accompanied by a house white wine. Delicious!

As a bonus, we were seated by the windows that overlooked the Trebbia River (Fiume Trebbia) and the hills beyond the river with the scenic Castello di Stato and the Chiesa di Stato that made the panoramic view even more pleasing.

Bellaria is frequented mostly by locals (they know the best places). But, if you are a tourist passing through or visiting Rivergaro be sure to stop at Bellaria for an excellent pranzo or la cena.

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Reviewed October 28, 2011

Have been visiting this restaurant for many years and have never had cause to leave a morsel of food.
The staff are attentive without being overbearing.
If you want serious Italian family atmosphere go on a Sunday, but book far in advance and expect service to be a little slower.
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Reviewed February 1, 2010

My wife and I attended a family reunion at Bellaria in October, 2005. A most wonderful meal was served to all 25 of us. Of course, I am biased because my greatgrandfather and grandfather built Bellaria in 1903 and then the family operated it continuously until 1980 when it was sold to non-family member owners (who, by the way, have maintained the quality and ambiance of the original osteria and locanda quite well).

I remember the incredible taste of the antipasti with its salumi and the local formaggio, the delight of the home made anolini in butter and cheese sauce, the flavor of the arosto maiale with contorni, the excellent local wine and then the incredible dolce piacentini. With luck I'll be enjoying that experience again later this year.

Bellaria has a very interesting history. For many years it housed a bicycle and motorcycle repair shop operated by my great uncle. It served as the only mail stop between Rivergaro and Bobbio and Genova and during WWII it was the locale of much partisan resistance. I am submitting three photos of Bellaria for reader review. One is of the orignal building and the second a current photo.

I strongly recommend a stop at Bellaria for a delightful pranzo anytime you are in the Val Trebbia area.

Louis Tagliaferri
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

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