Happy Wedsneday everyone! I’m back with another round of Foodie Find. This time I’m featuring a street food place called “Antica Fabbrica Dell’Arancina”. It’s located in downtown in front of the bus stop, easy to not miss it!
This place is new, opened today. Driven by my foodie interest I went to check it out!
Arancini, named after the little oranges that these fried rice balls are said to resemble, are best known in Italy as a handy way to use up leftover risotto. They are said to have been introduced to Sicily by the Arab invaders who also brought rice to the island in the 10th century and, according to Giorgio Locatelli in The Food of Sicily, have only latterly been adopted by the traditional risotto belt far to the north.
After a brief history of Arancini, let’s back to my experience. I went there today around lunch time, what a better way to try them?! There’s a vast selection of Arancini you can choose from: mozzarella, basil and tomatoes, ham and cheese, shrimps and pesto, sausage and rocket to name a few. They are sold in a cart box, still warm so be careful at the first bite!
I advise you the common ones like mozzarella basil and tomatoes or ham and cheese but you can always adventure into other flavours!
Last but not least, Cannoli! Yes, let’s not forget Sicily is famous for their Cannoli so you’ll be sure to find them at the “Antica Fabbrica Dell’Arancina”. My favourite is the Cannoli with pistachios on top, perfect mix of salty &sweet. Yummy!
I will say, their prices are not that cheap to be considered a street food place. However It’s located in Bergamo downtown, so you should not expect less.
I liked the Arancini, crispy and robust the shell, soft and creamy the rice inside. It’s definitely worth to pay a visit.
Do you prefer Arancini or Cannoli? Let me know in the comments below!
Antica Fabbrica Dell’Arancina
Via Papa Giovanni XXIII 32, Bergamo