Within Italy, Le Marche is famous for its typical regional dishes. Try the olive d’Ascolana; deep-fried Ascoli olives filled with meat. If you’re into fish, the Brodetto is an Adriatic fish stew with as its main ingredient red or grey mullet, octopus or squid. The dish is different in each coastal town. The Vincisgrassi is a lasagna with minced meat, mushroom, tomato, béchamel sauce, and … with some luck … white truffle. And last but not least, the local dessert: Pizza Dolce or Frustenga; a cake with raisins, figs and walnuts.
Local delicatesses are easy to find: porcini (mushrooms), tartufo bianco (white truffle) porchetta (sucking pig with garlic), or ciauscolo (a soft spreadable pork salami) are all very tasty, just like various pecorini (sheep cheeses).