Soladela di Fiori di Zucca

Soladela di Fiori di Zucca is a delicious torta or flat pie made with courgette flowers. Soladela is the local Lunigenese term for this type of dish, which makes an excellent seasonal appetiser.

The recipe is from the book, Piatti Chiari, by Tiziana Falorni, the owner of Alla Piazza di Sopra in Filleto, and is the ninth in our series of recipes.  If you’d like a copy of the recipe book, it is available directly from the restaurant and in bookshops in Lunigiana. You can also buy it online at and other online booksellers in Italy.

My thanks to our talented chef (and newly qualified sommelier), Laura Razzoli, Tiziana’s daughter, for serving them to us on these wonderful Carrara marble boards.

saladela di fiori di zucca - lunigiana

Soladela di Fiori di Zucca


250g ordinary flour
a handful of maize flour
20 courgette flowers
salt to taste
soladela di fiori di yucca ingredients - lunigiana

Preparation Method

  1. Chop the courgette flowers into large pieces
  2. Mix together the two types of flour and salt with sufficient water until you have a smooth and soft dough
  3. Add the courgette flowers and mix well
  4. Pour into a greased dish
  5. Bake at 180 centigrade for about 40 minutes until golden.


Instead of courgette flowers, use borage or slices of apple.

Serve with Grano Oro from Azienda Agricola Il Posticcio

Ristorante Alla Piazza di Sopra
Piazza Immacolata 11
Filetto, Villafranca in Lunigiana, MS
Telephone 0187 493796/Cell 349 8783364

Open Tuesday to Sundays for lunch and dinner.

Soladela di Fiori di Zucca appeared on Ciao Lunigiana on 28 June 2014.


Ristorante Alla Piazza di Sopra

About Ristorante Alla Piazza di Sopra

Alla Piazza di Sopra is located in the beautiful medieval square in the picturesque village of Filetto near Villafranca in Lunigiana. The restaurant offers an original and often unusual take on traditional dishes from Lunigiana, while using only the very best quality local ingredients. The recipes for many of the dishes served in the restaurant can be found in the cookbook, Piatti Chairi.

Alla Piazza di Sopra is a family affair, with mother and daughter, Tiziana and Laura in the kitchen, and daughter Chiara front of house. At busy times, other family members are on hand to help. But no matter how busy the restaurant, you will always receive a warm welcome and friendly advice on the day’s specialities.

Ristorante Alla Piazza di Sopra is consistently rated the top restaurant in the province of Massa Carrara on TripAdvisor.

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