11 Sep

The town of Cortona sits in the center of the country, and the speciality, besides pici pasta, is chianina beef.


When you look at a map, it is easy to understand why seafood is not a mainstay of many of the restaurants.  But there are a few exceptions, several with connections to Napoli.

Last night we had dinner at Cantanapoli with dear friends Fernanda and Carlo. This restaurant is located in Camucia at the base of Cortona. Although there are many pasta dishes on the menu, Carlo asked Mario, the owner, to create our menu – one of only seafood.

Not only was it delicious, it was so fresh you could almost taste the sea. I love this from their website:  the dishes on the menu may vary based on what the sea gives every day.

Our Primo:









Our Secondo:





In addition, they serve Neapolitan pizzas which are baked in a wood oven, using DOP buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes from Vesuvius.

The company was great, the food delicious, and the evening a perfect way to celebrate Fernanda’s upcoming birthday. Buon Compleanno, Ferdanda!




7 Responses to “Cantanapoli”

  1. Connelly, Vincent J. September 11, 2015 at 2:05 PM #

    Maybe all of us should go there during our short visit



  2. Deb September 11, 2015 at 2:28 PM #

    This sounds so delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Barbara Kaines September 11, 2015 at 5:54 PM #

    I have eaten there with a friend who finds the Art out reach program from The U of Georgia. It was yummy but you food looks much better. See you soon. Barbara

    Sent from my iPhone


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  4. jean September 12, 2015 at 6:24 PM #

    Judy, you have me so busy getting art supplies and making restaurant lists I just can’t keep up with you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Diana September 13, 2015 at 8:15 AM #

    Great meal and great friends = fab night!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jim Simpson September 14, 2015 at 7:11 AM #

    Great! Keep it coming!

    Liked by 1 person

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