Eat Like a Local
Dine where you see lots of locals dining––it’s probably the world’s oldest piece of advice on how to find a good restaurant in a foreign place. Accordingly, you’ll want to head to Castello if you find yourself in Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa. The Italian-sounding name makes no secret of what to expect; ciabattas and bruschettas, pasta and pizza. But Castello is also all about local flavors, serving up crowd-pleasers such as calf’s liver and pork ribs with roast potatoes and onion jam––great if you’re curious about the local island cuisine. “The wolves are fed and the sheep are safe”, as the Estonian proverb goes.
With its one hundred and twenty seats across two floors, Castello is the largest restaurant in Saaremaa, though it’s always wise to make a reservation, as you might otherwise find yourself out in the cold.