Aug 24, '22

Ristorante da ö Battj

The beauty of dining in Italy is that the majority of the best trattorias and restaurants, especially those out of the big cities, are still family-owned. Their decades-old recipes are passed down from generation to generation and are often carefully guarded against outsiders. Like in the case of Da Ö Battj, a family-owned restaurant up the hills of Santa Margherita di Ligure, whose Ligurian scampi cooked according to the old family recipe are worth a special trip. (As much as some of the seafood temples in Spain.) Of course, I didn’t have a right to visit the kitchen, but the family patriarch and chef Giovanni Costa has kindly agreed to bring them out for my video.

baby squid
Baby squid
fried anchovies
Fried anchovies
Lasagne al pesto
Lasagne al pesto
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