Seafood “alla Maranese”
In the northernmost lagoons of the Adriatic, marshy coastal wetlands surround the tiny fishing village of Marano Lagunare. Offshore, tiny, thatched fisherman’s huts called “casoni” are scattered among the reeds and islands, while houses of robin’s egg blue, salmon pink, and sunflower yellow line the town’s narrow streets. Overlooking the harbor, the rust red Trattoria Alla Laguna (a.k.a. Vedova Raddi) has enjoyed a prime waterfront location since 1939. The owners, Mara and Decio Raddi, are the third generation in this family-run restaurant. Their signature dish, risotto alla Maranese, is prepared with calamari, scampi (langoustines), and local wedge shell clams called “telline.” All seafood is caught fresh daily, including local shellfish such as granseola (spiny spider crab), moleche (tiny soft shell crabs), and canoce (mantis shrimp).
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Piazza Garibaldi, 1, 33050 Marano Lagunare UD, Italy
+39 0431 67019
Tue - Sun 12pm - 4pm, 7pm - 11pm