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Taste of Italy: Suggested Restaurants in Pavia

You are in Italy: the land of good food and healthy life

Similarly to Italian cuisine, Lombard cuisine has much variety and every city and part of the region offers its own specialities. Rice-based food is highly common in Pavia. In fact, a characteristic Lombard dish is risotto. Similarly to risotto, maize-based dishes such as polenta are also common parts of the regional cuisine. Famous Lombard dishes include cotolettacassoeula and ossobuco.

The region also offers several delicacies and desserts.

Regional cheeses include RobiolaCrescenzaTaleggioGorgonzola and Grana Padano (the plains of central and southern Lombardy allow intensive cattle-raising). 


Here you can find our suggestions to experience the best flavors of Pavia.



RISTORANTE LINO - Bistrot e Restaurant

Piazza del Lino, 15, 27100 Pavia PV

Tel: +39 0382 180 3920

Monday - Sunday, from 12:30 to 15:00 and from 19:30 to 22:30


Lino Restaurant is located near the historical center of Pavia. The restaurant offers both a Bistrot, with a simple and tasty cuisine, and the Gourmet Restaurant, expression of the research work on products and the dynamism of the chefs. You can taste innovative dishes and raw materials designed in according to the traditions of the territory, presented in 4 tasting menus.


Energetic and dynamic restaurant with a modern and sparkling environment.

Light and healthy dishes combined with dishes from the Oltrepo' Pavese tradition to satisfy the tastes of international customers. 4 possibilities to choose from: steam cooking, focaccia, toast.

A place where you can feel at home, and where you can also sit down to enjoy a simple coffee, strictly a Neapolitan blend, or a good wine.

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Piazza del Carmine 7/A

Tel: +39 0382 29647

Monday - Friday, from 12:00 to 14:30 and from 20:00 to 22:30 

Saturday, from 20:00 to 22:30 

Closed on Sunday

Ask for Fedegari special rate

Fine and elegant environment. High level location in one of the most important historical squares of Pavia, Piazza del Carmine. The menu is full of interesting and innovative proposals, respecting the tradition of Pavia.

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Via dei Liguri, 28

Tel: +39 0382 302833

Monday and Tuesday: closed for lunch 

Open for dinner until 22:30

Closed on Monday

Ask for Fedegari special rate

This restaurant is a little gem, located a few steps from Pavia Cathedral. The menu offers typical dishes of Pavia's and Lombardy's cuisine, fresh and seasonal tastes with selected high quality ingredients. The classic traditional dishes are maintained, but it is possible to find new proposals every week.

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Piazza dei Mille, 111 

Monday and Tuesday: closed

Osteria located in the oldest district of Pavia, the Borgo. Traditional environment enriched by antique furniture and prints of an ancient Pavia, nearly forgotten. Cuisine based on the tradition, but also creative.

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Via Cardinale Riboldi, 2

Tel: +39 0382 303519

Monday and Tuesday: closed for lunch 

Open for dinner until 22:30

One of the oldest taverns in Pavia and a meeting place since 1853. Warm atmosphere enriched by objects of the rural tradition. Typical cuisine with products of our land rich in gastronomic resources: Pavese, Lomellina and Oltrepò Pavese.

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Via Milazzo, 97

Tel: +39 0382 33593

Tuesday - Thursday, from 19:00 to 23:30. Closed for lunch. 

Friday -  Sunday, from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 19:00 to 24:00. 

Rossopomodoro is one of the biggest Neapolitan pizzeria groups in the world, a symbol of true Neapolitan pizza and cuisine. "Like a day in Naples" is their slogan, since in this place you are totally absorbed by history, culture and flavors of Naples, thanks to the pasta skilled craftsmanship and the selection of quality raw materials.


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