Grosseto

Al Numero Nove
Via degli Aldobrandeschi, 9
+39 564 427 698

Gets very good reviews.

Vineria Osteria da Romolo
Via Vinzaglio, 3
+39 564 27 551
€20-25
12:30AM-3PM and 7-11:15PM

There are actually two restaurants at opposite sides of the street; the second one has a less attractive interior, but serves the same food. Reviews of food and service are mixed - it seems to better liked by Italians than by foreign tourists.

The Maremma region is not known for many specific dishes, but the local, traditional cuisine is very good. Typical of the region is the custom to serve unsalted bread with the food, which may come as a bit of a surprise. Schiaccia alla pala oven-baked bread with oil and schiaccia con cipolle e acciughe oven-baked bread with onions and European anchovy are typical breads of the city of Grosseto.

The local wines are not very well known outside the region, but they can be a good alternative to the somewhat overrated Tuscan wines from the Chianti region.

Each year, the Maremma food and wine festival Passione Maremma Food&Wine Shire is held in the third weekend of May. The town is then filled with stalls where local producers sell their cheeses, sausages, pastries and wines, and free music performances can be enjoyed as well.

Grosseto has a large number of eating places, most of which will serve local food.