Fodor's Expert Review Marianaza

$ Faenza Italian

A large open-hearth fireplace dominates this simple trattoria, and wonderful aromas of grilled meats and garlic greet you as you walk in. Marianaza successfully showcases the best of la cucina romagnola (the cuisine of Romagna): the extraordinary primi are mostly tortellini-based, and secondi rely heavily on the grill. 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 runs the kitchen and Natasha oversees the floor, creating a harmonious duet as they manage an almost-always full house—and keep in mind that in Italy a woman at the grill is a rare sight indeed.

Italian Lively Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

Via Torricelli 21
Faenza, Emilia-Romagna  48018, Italy


Known For:
  • Good-value grilled meats
  • A woman at the grill (rare in Italy)
  • Delicious Romagna specialties
  • Grilled meats
  • Delicious Emilian and Tuscan specialties
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Wed. and Sun. June–Sept., Tues. and Wed. Oct.–May

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