Restaurant: Lo Sporting
Location: Milano Marittima, Italy
Date: June 9, 2011
Cuisine: Trendy Italian
Rating: Decent food, but overpriced
One of the cool things about the beach town of Cervia / Milano Marittima is that there are a lot of shops and restaurants on a lovely tree lined promenade stretching through town.
Notice how the old Italian Stone Pines grow right through the shops!
We stopped for lunch at a likely looking place called Lo Sporting.
The menu was huge, but I only photoed the part that was relevant. Really we had wanted pizza, and the place had the world “pizzeria” on the sign, but when we sat down they told us that the pizza oven was only available in the evening!
So it had to be pasta. My young son got this garginelli pomodoro.
Grilled tuna in balsamic sauce. They were surprisingly cold, and very rare. The sauce was tasty but I think it might have been better with warm fish and cold sauce.
Mixed fish. On the left tuna in balsamic, in the back sepia (cuttlefish) in a vinegary sauce, and in the front right some white fish — possibly sardine fillets — marinated. This was all very tasty.
Lightly breaded shrimp and octopus skewers. I didn’t try it, but it was reportedly excellent.
Afterward we went across the street for some gelato. I often find in Italy that the gelato is much better than the restaurant desserts.
This is hazelnut and bacio (hazelnut chocolate with liqueur).
Coconut and pineapple.
Some chocolate being spooned in. Some of these places have 3-5 different chocolates to chose from!