Trattoria Nunzia is a family run, family style restaurant. Very Italian. La Mama heads the kitchen and the son in the dining room. Don’t think you can skimp on your portions. La Mama watches you to make sure you are enjoying it! It is small, it is crowded, it is friendly, and it is impossible to find. Actually it is right in the centre of Benevento, just two blocks behind the municipal office on the Piazza Roma. Food is plentiful and very nice. Unless you are careful (and who wants to be?) you will get a sequence of dishes of traditional Italian, Campanian, cooking: charcuteries, cheese, vegetables, pasta.
Some things you might want to try: the real Capreses (the salad with tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella; after all this is mozzarella country!) and the La Parmigiana that is a local kind of gratin with aubergine, mozzarella and parmigiano reggiano (parmesan cheese) – according to Italians one of the most filling things you can eat… To drink you should of course try a local wine made from aglianico (a popular grape here). And to finish, to digest all you have had, either a limoncello, the spirit flavoured with lemon from Sorrento, served freezing cold, or a Strega that comes from Benevento! Or both? A very good place to savour the local cuisine – family style, without luxury.
Trattoria Nunzia, Via Annunzata 152, 82100 Benevento, ph 0824 29 431 or 335 687 15 00
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