Antica Fabbrica dell’Arancina

Happy Wedsneday everyone! I’m back with another round of Foodie Find. This time I’m featuring a street food place called “Antica Fabbrica Dell’Arancina”. It’s located in downtown in front of the bus stop, easy to not miss it!

This place is new, opened today. Driven by my foodie interest I went to check it out!

Arancini, named after the little oranges that these fried rice balls are said to resemble, are best known in Italy as a handy way to use up leftover risotto. They are said to have been introduced to Sicily by the Arab invaders who also brought rice to the island in the 10th century and, according to Giorgio Locatelli in The Food of Sicily, have only latterly been adopted by the traditional risotto belt far to the north.

After a brief history of Arancini, let’s back to my experience. I went there today around lunch time, what a better way to try them?! There’s a vast selection of Arancini you can choose from: mozzarella, basil and tomatoes, ham and cheese, shrimps and pesto, sausage and rocket to name a few. They are sold in a cart box, still warm so be careful at the first bite!

I advise you the common ones like mozzarella basil and tomatoes or ham and cheese but you can always adventure into other flavours!

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Last but not least, Cannoli! Yes, let’s not forget Sicily is famous for their Cannoli so you’ll be sure to find them at the “Antica Fabbrica Dell’Arancina”. My favourite is the Cannoli with pistachios on top, perfect mix of salty &sweet. Yummy!

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I will say, their prices are not that cheap to be considered a street food place. However It’s located in Bergamo downtown, so you should not expect less.
I liked the Arancini, crispy and robust the shell, soft and creamy the rice inside. It’s definitely worth to pay a visit.

Do you prefer Arancini or Cannoli? Let me know in the comments below!

Antica Fabbrica Dell’Arancina
Facebook link
Via Papa Giovanni XXIII 32, Bergamo

9 Comments Add yours

  1. I love Arancini, but Ah! Cannoli with chocolate chips!

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    1. It’s so hard to choose which is better!

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      1. Only if you dip Aroncini in chocolate, otherwise Cannoli wins hands down!

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      2. I specialize in good answers, caro! And now I am thinking, if nobody tried to dip Aroncini in chocolate, why don’t I try?

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      3. Definitely true, I might try it next time! 😋

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      4. If you do, please share, and I will do the same. And by the way, I found all restaurants in the vicinity of Pizza Duomo in Milano overpriced and under-serviced. One exception was a sushi restaurant, but it’s not actually there; it’s on the other side of the Galleria, by Teatro della Scala. Also ridiculously overpriced, but worth it. I am not even talking about the cafes INSIDE the Galleria! Have you written about Firenze? Siena?

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      5. The area you mentioned is generally overprised because it’s close to the main attractions. I have a pizza place in my list to check it out next time I’ll go to Milan, I heard from people is really good. No, I haven’t written about those cities. I’ve been to Firenze different times. I will write about it in the future!

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      6. Looking forward to it! I have my favorite places there, and I am wondering if you get to review them.

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