The Englishwoman eats at the Nova Taberna

This trendy new restaurant opened recently and we are keen to support the friendly young couple in charge, Giada and Aldo, as we think they are very bravi. They have spent time in Cork in Ireland and consequently they speak English. It’s difficult to sustain a restaurant in Corinaldo, because one needs solid local support to keep going outside the short tourist season of July and August, and the locals don’t eat out very often. We have been doing our best to make up for that.


You can see from the photo that the restaurant is actually on La Piaggia, the flight of steps which is Corinaldo’s main approach and which all the visitors climb. An excellent location to  attract tourists.

A bride and groom asked if they might be photographed here, and the staff responded very positively, giving them a glass of wine each and really taking trouble to seat them appropriately.


Bride and groom outside Nova Taberna

We have eaten lunch and dinner here several times, inside and outside on the terrace, and the food has always been elegantly served and well-cooked. They have a good selection of local wines too, and the principal grape and the producer are named on the wine-list. The Rosso Conero below is 95% Montepulciano and comes from a vineyard in Candia, a village situated between the A14 motorway and the Strada Adriatica,



Below is the side passage that leads to the outside terrace at the back. The plants along each side are an excellent example of how the Italians can transform a rather ordinary space into something attractive.


Note the fashionable vintage furniture in the photo below. I had been going to crop the partial view of the red-haired lady, but left her in because she was quite a character. She talked non-stop about food throughout her meal. Honestly, I am not exaggerating.


We’ve eaten here often and I’m going to show you a typical menu and some of the dishes we have enjoyed.


Set menu

It’s worth asking to see the set menu (menu fisso) if you aren’t offered it.


Gazpacho di frutta

Carpaccio di pesca

Carpaccio di pesca

Another fruit starter.

La "nova" parmigianina

I can’t remember exactly what this consisted of but it was very good. We loved the blue plates and flower petals.

Gramigna all'ortica (nettles) e ricotta



Filled pasta - green and yellow again

Filled pasta – green and yellow again

Galletto (cockerel) marinato al gin e salvia (sage)

Galletto (cockerel) marinato al gin e salvia (sage)

They serve this quite often and it’s always good.The menu varies according to the season, but you don’t necessarily get something different every day.



This dish was vegetarian and they make a point of having a good vegetarian choice.

Specially for us!

Specially for us!

We told Giada and Aldo in advance that it was a special day for us and they came up with this little cake.

As you can tell from the way the food is served, Giada comes from an artistic family.

Sculpture by Giada's sister.

Sculpture by Giada’s sister.

If you are in the area Giada and Aldo are well worth a visit at the Nova Taberna. You can combine lunch or dinner with them with a drink at Scuretto’s, an ice-cream at  Sbirulina, the gelateria, and then a walk round Corinaldo’s walls, which you will need after all that!

About An Englishwoman in Italy

I have a holiday home in Corinaldo in the province of Ancona in the Marche region of Italy. I have been going there since 1993 and would like to share my love and experience of the area. I speak Italian. Ho una casa di villeggiatura a Corinaldo nella provincia di Ancona, Regione Marche. Frequento Corinaldo da 1993 e desidero condividere i miei affetto e esperienza della zona con gli altri. Gli italiani sono sinceramente invitati a correggere gli sbagli.
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5 Responses to The Englishwoman eats at the Nova Taberna

  1. Lyn says:

    If I was there I would definitely eat there. I wish them all the very best. I love the blue plates.

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  2. Edward Fennell says:

    A great introduction to what sounds like a very lively and innovative new restaurant. I hope they do well!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sophy says:

    Gotta go! Looks charming and delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. It all sounds so yummy! We need to drive north and explore Le Marche!

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