Calabria Food Guide: Typical Foods and 10 Traditional Dishes

Jun 07, 2022 411

While the food of Calabria is predominantly what you’d think of as Italian, it also displays unique traces of French, Spanish, and Arabic influences, owing to the invasions and plunders it has endured in the past. Similar in some ways to Sicilian cuisine just south of this region, the beauty of Calabrian food really does lie in its rich history.

The laid-back philosophy of "riposo", or rest, welcomes you as you arrive at this majestic land of coastlines and mountains. Perhaps the one thing you can count on to not reflect this thought, however, is the food, for the food here is anything but lazy. 

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