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    Posted February 2, 2013 by
    Fishers, Indiana
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    100 places to eat like a local

    Pesto Lasagna at Antica Rosticceria da Beppe

    While vacationing in Italy last September, we took the train from Manarola to La Spezia to find that city's open market. As we were walking back to the train station we decided to find some lunch. We came across this small delicatessen-like shop. The food was not only scrumptious but inexpensive to boot. We had dined at some very nice (and pricey) restaurants in Italy but this little diner's home cooking was the fare of the fortunate locals. The servers were delightful and friendly, the food fresh and hot and the decor as simple as it gets. Although it did require a short train trip and walk, we went back every day for lunch during our last week in Cinque Terre. We also took dinner back with us to pair up with some Chianti we picked up in Florence and
    enjoyed it on a balcony overlooking the sea. Splendid. If you prefer the white linens, flowers, candlelight, waiters and overpriced meager portions than this diner isn't for you. If you are looking for down home Italian cooking then you will be thoroughly pleased and you will go back for more. Guaranteed. You/ve got to try the pesto lasagna, rich and creamy. Via Roma, 55-57, La Spezia, Italy
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