A large open-hearth fireplace dominates this simple trattoria, and wonderful aromas of grilled meats and garlic greet you as you walk in. Marianaza, like the town of Faenza itself, successfully blends the best of Emilian-Romagnan and Tuscan cuisine: the extraordinary primi are mostly tortellini-based, and the secondi rely heavily on the grill. Grilled garlic toasts topped with prosciutto crudo delightfully whet the appetite. The mixed grill is perfect for sharing, and the grilled vegetables pair perfectly with it. Luana at the grill and Natasha overseeing the floor provide a grandiose duet of seamless harmony to their almost-always full house; keep in mind that in Italy a woman at the grill is a rare sight indeed.
Via Torricelli 21, Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, 48018, Italy