Bread. Neroteca does it commendably. Baked onsite twice daily customers are treated to hot baskets of rustic and focaccia varieties adorned with roasted garlic. Personally I could stop there and be truly content. A glass of Nero d’Avola, crusty rustic bread and accompanied by friends in intimate surroundings is my interpretation of a splendid afternoon. But, of course, there’s more. Cheese! No less than nine delightful Italian cheeses grace the table – gorgonzola, taleggio, gradana padano, buffalo mozzarella, fontina, asiago, provolone, fontal and smoked scarmoza. Cold cuts too! Also at least nine varieties – parma ham, honey ham, speck, coppa, mortadella, calabra piccante, napoli piccante, contadino and salami Milano. I know from this point on it is just getting ridiculous but guests are further treated to antipasto (some of the most ambrosial in town I believe due to exceptional extra virgin olive oil), simple salads, mixed pastas, risottos, suckling pig and desserts. Particular items on show are changed weekly so boredom for returning customers is not an option. Neroteca’s bubbly lunch runs Sundays from noon until 3pm. Be sure to make a reservation as this drool provoking offer will not remain secret for much longer.
Reason to visit: Italian cheeses, cold cuts, antipasto, free flow prosecco