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.
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.
It’s worth asking to see the set menu (menu fisso) if you aren’t offered it.
Another fruit starter.
I can’t remember exactly what this consisted of but it was very good. We loved the blue plates and flower petals.
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.
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.
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!