Quality ingredients, passion for cooking, welcoming atmosphere and qualified services; these are the fundamental aspects that make our cuisine unique, while respecting and exalting the local culinary traditions, without forgetting the flavours of classic Italian cuisine.
Simple cuisine and unique flavours highlight San Marino cuisine
With us you can enjoy the culture of fine wine and cuisine, discovering the richly aromatic flavours resulting from a long culinary tradition, which has been influenced by the nearby Romagna and Marche regions. This simple and uncontrived cuisine with unique flavours marries tradition with quality, while keeping the vast rural heritage of the area alive. It satisfies even the most demanding palates, such as those of cyclists, who are always conscious of balancing quality and calorie intake. A must during your cycling stops are the “magro” (lean) cappelletti, a speciality of San Marino cuisine, whose name derives from the characteristic “cappelletto” (beanie hat) shape. Unlike the well-known meat-filled Bolognese tortellini, these are filled with ricotta, soft cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, eggs and nutmeg. If you want something lighter and faster, the Rimini variant of the piadina is for you: filo pastry made from wheat flour, oil, salt and water. They are to die for with rocket and squacquerone cheese, or if you prefer, a wide selection of cold cuts and local fresh cheeses such as Nuvoletta or Casatella are available, or aged cheeses such as Campagnola.
San Marino liqueurs: world class excellence
Among the local products, liqueurs stand out so much that the producers proudly affirm: “We invent liqueurs here that the world then copies”. In fact, numerous local companies produce hundreds of different types of liqueurs, often inspired by the most famous labels. However, the manufacturers’ creativity isn’t only reflected in the variety of liqueurs, but also in their packaging.
Liquorificio di San Marino, spirit-makers since 1963, produces an impressive selection of liqueurs and beverages, based on both tradition and innovation. Tradition in terms of its close connection to the territory and the old recipes; innovation, because new products are created every day and personally tested for quality and taste until the ideal flavour is reached. A distinctive feature is their attention to detail: high quality products, used in the correct composition and selected with almost obsessive care.
It was the founder of the Liquorificio who created one of the most popular liqueurs on the San Marino market: Tilus. It is a bitter liqueur with an intense aroma made with truffles and aromatic herbs from the Republic. It is recommended as an after-dinner digestif or, adding water, as a thirst quencher. Subsequently, the product range was expanded to more than 200 types, bringing to the market a variety of bottles with elaborate forms, reaching not only the local market but also the international one, involving countries like the USA, Canada, France and Germany.