La Melosa



  • Homemade potato tortelli
  • Freshly fried porcini mushrooms
  • To-go, kiosk and sit-down dining
  • Sandwiches to go
Via del Santuario, SNC, 52010 Chiusi della Verna AR, Italy


Discover La Melosa, a hidden gem nestled near the enchanting Franciscan Sanctuary of La Verna. This cozy, chalet-style eatery has been family-owned for three generations and offers mouthwatering homemade Tuscan dishes. Savor traditional favorites like potato tortelli, fried porcini mushrooms, and piadina with ham, all made from fresh, quality ingredients. Catering to various dietary preferences, La Melosa welcomes pilgrims to dine in or enjoy a quick bite on their lovely terrace

La Melosa is a charming kiosk and restaurant situated just a stone’s throw from the Sanctuary of La Verna, immersed in the lush beauty of the Casentino Forests National Park. This family-run establishment boasts a simple yet well-organized dining experience, with options for those seeking a quick snack or a full sit-down meal. The menu, though limited, showcases exceptional quality and strictly handmade dishes. La Melosa takes pride in its warm, attentive staff who are always ready to accommodate special requests.

Prices range from €1-€50 per person, depending on your choice of meal. Reservations are recommended during high season, but there’s always the possibility of enjoying a sandwich or piadina in the outdoor area. Don’t miss the chance to sample their renowned ricotta tortelli and delicious skewers, as well as their delicate tart that’s sure to delight your taste buds.

Savor La Melosa’s exquisite homemade potato tortelli – a traditional Tuscan delight. For a lighter option, try their famous piadina with ham. Don’t leave without tasting the freshly fried porcini mushrooms and the tender mixed roast, perfect for satisfying your hunger after a long day of pilgrimage

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