Italian Food

Authentic Italian food and wine

Local restaurants, pizzerias, agriturismi
The local restaurants are dedicated to the appreciation of authentic Italian food, using simple, seasonal, carefully sourced food.

Treats in cafes, bars and gelaterias
Part of the fun being in Italy is taking a coffee with some biscotti and doing some people watching, taking an apperitifo at a local bar in the evening or the nightmare of trying to choose what combination of flavours for your next gelato.  Try my favourite of chocolate and melon.

Local food shopping
Our local town of Montelparo has a butcher, a small well- stocked supermarket with deli counter and a great fresh pizza shop for made-to-order pizzas and the local speciality of stuffed olives. Further shopping at our favourite town Servilgiano for artisan salami and proscuitto, local wines and fresh pasta shop for great gnocchi, egg tagliatelli or stuffed ravioli.

At Villa in the Vineyard
We have set out areas in the garden and on the terrace with tables and chairs for you to eat alfresco. We will provide you with pots of herbs by the kitchen door for your cooking. You will be welcome to try some cooking in our outside wood pizza oven.

Roberto is a horticulturist and plantsman and will enjoy showing you around his organic vegetable garden.  He'd be happy to explain the principles of organic gardening and there are normally some spare vegetables.


We can arrange a wine tasting visit at our neighbours, a short walk up the road, who manage the vines on our land and produce their top quality DOC wines.  This can be followed by a nice snooze in one of the hammocks back at the villa.
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