Mantuan cuisine is deeply affected by the contamination between the Gonzaga princely tradition and popular dishes. Reﬁned in its recipes, yet simple at the same time while making use of the local
natural resources. Mantuan cuisine offers many typical dishes like pumpkin ravioli, risotto alla pilota, capon alla Stefani, pike in green sauce, donkey stew and, among the cakes, Sbrisolona and
Helvetia. All dishes must be accordingly accompanied by the red and white wines of the area. as the wines of the Garda moraine hills and the Lambrusco. Food and wine definitely worth a trip to Mantua.