The typical dishes of Alto Adige: our experience!

The weather is gray in Pavia and the ticking of the rain keeps me company during this autumn Sunday. My mind still dreams the beautiful landscapes of Trentino Alto Adige seen during my last trip.

Since it is almost time for dinner I decided to tell you about all the dishes we tried during our Travel in Val d’Isarco.


Canaderli, they are “big balls” usually made of bread, eggs, milk that is flavored with parsley, bacon, bacon or cheese.

They are typically served with soup or “dry” with melted butter and accompanied by stew, cabbage or other vegetables.

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I personally like the version in broth because Canederli are very soft and flavourful.

the next one is…Schlutzkrapfen

It may seem like a tongue twister but we simply call it ravioli or mezzelune in Italian.

Here is the link for the original recipe: Recipe

They are stuffed with spinach and ricotta and served with melted butter, chives, parmesan cheese and cherry tomatoes.

My advice is to try them after a walking day! They will give your strength back!!



…Salsiccia con Crauti (Sausage with Sauerkraut)

Do not expect the usual supermarket sausages. This one is homemade so the flavor is very intense and sauerkraut are a nice accompaniment.

I recommend it only if you’re still hungry.


Studel di mele (Apple strudel)

I admit i’m not crazy for it but the lady who hosted us in his B & B has prepared it for us for breakfast and I tasted it.

She was really cute!

This is one of the most popular desserts of the culinary tradition of South Tyrol and is essentially a kind of puff pastry roll filled with apples, cinnamon and raisins.


Speck dell’Alto Adige IGP

It is the king of the South Tyrolean sausages. I like to eat it in all its forms!

It is smoked ham that is ripened lightly in the open air.

My favorite is the filet of Speck. It is worked following the same procedure of the traditional bacon but is used the most valuable part of the animal.  The result is a product that melts in your mouth.

Often in restaurants it is served on cutting boards alone or accompanied by local cheeses.

Do I advise it? Absolutely, you can not go home empty handed.


See you soon!



Restaurants where we tasted these dishes::

  • Gassl Braeu  in Chiusa, a town in the heart of Vall d’Isarco. Very cute little place..
  • Gasthaus weisses Kreuz  weisses in the restaurant inside the hotel where we stayed, Lazfons fraction of Chiusa.
    B & B Trento in Trento.
  • B&B Trento in Trento.
  • The thread of Speck that we bring at home we bought in the shop Il maso dello speck of Braito family in Trento but they have many other shops in Bolzano’s province.

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